5 things your post office can do for you besides sending mail

  • The USPS offers a number of services beyond just shipping and receiving mail.
  • At your local post office, you can apply for a passport, get a money order, and buy boxes.
  • The USPS also sells items like a $US360 messenger bag.

Everyone knows that the post office specialises in mail delivery, but what many don’t realise is that the post office can help you in a number of other ways.

While the post office can ship, track, and deliver practically anything to someone across the country, there are some things they can do that have nothing to do with mail.

First, the post office can process your passport for you.

PassportGettyPassport services are offered.

According to USPS, thousands of post offices around the country offer passport services for people who need to get their first passport or renew an old one. There are even some post offices that will take your passport photo for you.

A few things to keep in mind: not every USPS office has this service, so you should check the website first before going in. Plus, getting a passport requires a lot of documentation, including proof of citizenship, so you should also check the website to make sure you have everything you need.

You can also go to the post office to get a money order.

If you don’t want to make a run to your bank, you can get a money order at your local post office as an alternative. A money order is like a check but acts like cash. It’s best used for sending money through the mail.

It’s important to note that there is a fee, and it could cost you anywhere from $US.40 to $US1.70.

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For business, the post office can help with marketing campaigns.

Mail flyersGettyUSPS can help create flyers.

Using the USPS’ Every Door Direct Mail program, businesses can send flyers and mailers directly to targeted homes based on desired ages, income, and household size. The USPS can also team your business up with a third party vendor that can help design your flyer.

You can even buy boxes and other paper goods at your local post office.

If you’re planning on shipping something big or even moving homes, your local post office is a great source. Most offices sell boxes of all sizes that can help with all your packing needs. Additionally, the USPS sells greeting cards for any occasion and anyone in your life.

You can also buy various items like bags, shirts, and memorabilia.

The USPS also sells a plethora of items from t-shirts that cost $US17.95 to necklaces that cost $US145.00. They even sell a $US360 messenger bag.

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