Wednesday, February 6, 2013
We want to know: How will the Post Office's latest announcement affect you and your business?
The U.S. Postal Service Wednesday morning announced it will eliminate Saturday delivery of mail by Aug. 1. The current six-days-per-week mail delivery business model is “no longer sustainable,” according to the U.S. Postal Service. Continued economic struggles and the increasing use of the Internet for communications and bill paying by consumers are among the key factors that lead to the decision. Saturday is also the lightest mail day of the week. “We must change in order to remain an integral part of the American community for decades to come,” reads a message on the U.S. Postal Service website. The majority American’s don’t seem to mind whether they get Saturday mail delivered or not. A Rasmussen poll on mail delivery in 2012 showed “…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Want those cards and packages to arrive in time for Christmas? Find out the drop-dead dates from the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx and UPS.
If you want Santa to arrive on time with holiday packages to military, international or U.S. destinations, the U.S. Postal Service has announced the dates those packages must be in the mail. So has FedEx and UPS. Here's what you need to know to get your packages to their destinations on time. Post Office Locations In the Maryland Heights area, there is a U.S. post office at 177 Weldon Parkway near the intersection of Dorsett Road and Interstate 270. Postal Service Shipping Deadlines Military Shipping Deadlines* Parcel Post service to all APO/FPO/DPO addresses was Nov. 13. Priority and First Class Mail must be sent by Dec. 3 to APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIP 093, and Dec. 10 to all other military addresses. *The deadline for Dec. 25 delivery to Africa…
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Is there a solution to the declining revenues of the U.S. Postal Service. Is it an agency that still is viable?
People tend to have strong opinions of the post office, or more properly, the United States Postal Service. From crabby clerks in the post offices themselves, to the love expressed for the individual letter carrier, there are strong feelings for the agency called on to carry the nation's mail. There has been discussion of dropping one day of mail delivery as the Postal Service struggles to cope with declining revenue from the services it provides. Email has all but replaced regular letter writing, leading fewer people to buy postage stamps, which always seem to inch up in price. There has even been talk locally of closing post offices such as the one in Maplewood. Missouri U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill have sponsored …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Several places around town will have limited hours and closings due to the holiday season.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Rob McLean
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Holidays are coming quickly, and that means schools and government offices will be closed for a few days. We’ve compiled a quick run-down of places around Maryland Heights that will be closed, and the dates they will not have open hours. Maryland Heights Government Center Maryland Heights Centre Edward Jones Family YMCA U.S. Post Office
Saturday, December 10, 2011
By sending a real holiday card with a real stamp, Maryland Heights residents can support local artists and charities--and maybe even give the flagging U.S. Postal Service a boost.
There's a Stamps.com commercial that makes this bold assertion: "There's nothing worse than standing in line at the post office." Really? It's this kind of statement that may be contributing to the U.S. Postal Service's financial and operational woes. Stamps.com and other online postage vendors would have us believe that printing postage at home is the next best thing to the Internet. And there's another commercial from Stamps.com; in which the prospect of a post office run strikes a nameless fear into the hearts of office workers. (Not to be left out of the online retail game, the U.S. Postal Service sells a wide range of postage and other items on its website). A reassuring routine Many of my activities take place in the virtual life: …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
See our roundup so your gifts arrive in time for your loved ones to unwrap on Christmas.
It doesn't matter how great your Christmas gift is if it doesn't arrive on Christmas. Check out our guide to shipping gifts below. However, be sure to call the closest location or check the respective websites for specific shipment dates and prices. United States Postal Service Domestic express mail must be shipped by Dec. 22, the U.S. Postal Service's website states. International shipments must be sent between Dec. 19 and 21, depending on their destination. Although the Postal Service sells packaging materials, it does not offer packaging assistance. You can find the Post Office in Maryland Heights at 177 Weldon Parkway. United Parcel Service Domestic shipments should be sent no later than Dec. 22. International shipment varies, but you …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
People throughout St. Louis County, including Maryland Heights and Bridgeton residents, can donate nonperishable food items as part of the annual event.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Nate Birt
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Maryland Heights and Bridgeton residents will have the opportunity Saturday to donate food to people in need as part of the Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive. The event is sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC). "Local food banks are at their crisis level," said Keith Brown, business manager for Acosta sales and marketing company and a representative of Campbell's, which sponsors the food drive. He said the economic downturn has left St. Louis area food banks in need. The comments came during a news conference at Schnucks in Richmond Heights. Letter carriers will collect donations of unopened, nonperishable food items left next to mailboxes. Goods can include peanut butter, soups and canned tuna. The St. Louis …