Self-service “Gopost” lockers—from which customers can pick up and ship packages—appear in New York and Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Postal Service has installed 17 “Gopost” postal lockers at 17 locations—mostly Post Offices—in New York and Washington, D.C. The urban area program is currently in pilot phase and no further national roll out is currently planned, according to USPS spokesperson Darleen Reid.
Customers in those areas began receiving mailers from USPS last week announcing the free service with the motto, “Your time, your terms, your turf.” The brochures provide the addresses of local Gopost installations along with a website address offering further information on how to register for and take advantage of the service. Apartment buildings with small mailboxes prevalent in urban areas cause package delivery and customer service problems for USPS and other package delivery services.