updated: 11/2/2007 10:29:44 AM

[UPDATED] Self-Service Post Office Being Built in Indiana

InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report

The U.S. Postal Service has broken ground on a new self-service postal facility in Fishers. The facility, which is the first in Indiana, will be located in the Saxony development. The building will offer 24-hour access and an Automated Postal Center that can conduct 80 percent of the transactions available at traditional postal office counters.

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Press Release

Indianapolis, IN – To increase convenience and access to postal services, ground was recently broken for a new self-service postal facility in Fishers. Located in Saxony near the intersection of 131st Street and Olio Road, this unique facility will be one of a few of its kind in the country and the very first in Indiana.

The totally self-service facility, located in a free-standing building, will offer 24-hour access to customers and will house two Automated Postal Centers (APC). More than 200 post office boxes will be offered for rent. The Automated Postal Centers will be available every day of the week, including holidays and can conduct 80% of transactions available at Post Office retail counters.

Customers can ship domestic packages via Express Mail, Priority Mail or Parcel Post, deposit First-Class Mail, buy stamps and even look up ZIP Codes. They can also print shipping labels, purchase Delivery Confirmation, Certified Mail and Return Receipt services and insurance for shipping packages. And, the APC accepts most major credit and debit cards.

“Customers on the east end of Fishers will find the location of this new facility especially convenient,” says Mike McInturf, Marketing Manager for the Postal Service in Indiana. “Traffic congestion will be considerably less than the area around the Main Post Office in Fishers,” he adds. “And, during busier mailing times, we expect customers at the new facility to experience shorter wait times in line.”

The new self-service postal facility is scheduled to open in early 2008.

An independent federal agency, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that visits every address in the nation, 146 million homes and businesses, six days a week. It has 37,000 retail locations and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to pay for operating expenses, not tax dollars. The Postal Service has annual revenues of $73 billion and delivers nearly half the world’s mail.

Source: U.S. Postal Service

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