by William White | November 20, 2013 9:35 am
The U.S. Postal Service is setting up mini branches inside select Staples (SPLS) stores.
The postal service plans to open 82 of these mini branches in Staples store around the nation. The mini branches, which are already set up it some stores, will sell stamps and offer shipping and mailing services. Staples stores with a USPS mini branch inside them will use the postal service as its only shipping and mailing option. The mini branches will be tested in five areas, including San Francisco, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, San Diego and Worcester, Mass., reports the Washington Post.
“I think it’s a great marriage of the two. Folks come here for office supplies, all kinds of needs in that regard,” Tad Kelley, a USPS spokesperson, told CBS News. “Now, they have the opportunity to mail things right from this location. I think it’s really a good fit.”
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