VPO to Open in Central Indiana

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Shelbyville will be the site of Indiana's next village post office. The U.S. Postal service says the 53rd VPO in the Greater Indiana District will open Wednesday in Shelby County. November 26, 2013

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - On Wednesday, November 27, 2013 a little history will be made in Shelbyville when the 53rd Village Post Office in the Greater Indiana District opens at Bill's Satellite & Home Theater, 711 E. State Road 44, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

The official opening is at 10:30 a.m. and an open house will follow from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

VPOs are operated by local businesses contracting with the Postal Service, and offer a range of popular postal products and services including stamps and flat-rate packaging.

Bill and Tammy Price are the owners of Bill’s Satellite. They have been at the State Road location since 2002, and have been in business for the past 18 years.

"We decided to partner with the Postal Service as a service to the community," said Tammy Price, "and we're hoping we'll see an increase in foot traffic to our business."

Hours of operation at Bill's Satellite are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The new postal center will be opened by Manager of Post Office Operations Kim Pickett and several USPS executives and local officials will be present at the event. In 2011, the Postal Service introduced the VPO model as an alternate retail location for postal products and services, especially in rural communities.

Additional information about the Village Post Office is available at www.uspsvillagepostoffice.com.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation, 151 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. With 32,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government, usps.com, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $65 billion and delivers nearly 40 percent of the world’s mail. If it were a private sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 35th in the 2011 Fortune 500. Black Enterprise and Hispanic Business magazines ranked the Postal Service as a leader in workforce diversity. The Postal Service has been named the Most Trusted Government Agency for six years and the sixth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute.

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Source: U.S. Postal Service