NALC Postal Record – February 2023
It’s not Batman’s lair or an underground city in a dystopian zombie movie—it’s where the Postal Service stores stamps. SubTropolis is an enormous underground office and warehouse complex in Kansas City, MO, that houses the USPS Stamp Fulfillment Services (SFS) office.
From its cavernous office, SFS ships hundreds of millions of stamps, stationery and other products daily to customers—postal patrons, businesses and collectors—that order them online, from catalogues, or by phone and fax and mail. It also ships to post offices for retail sales.
“It’s a very interesting place to work,” USPS Director of Stamp Services Bill Gicker, who oversees SFS and its 180 employees, said. And it’s a big place to work—SFS occupies 520,00 square feet. But with 7 million square feet of commercial space available, space is what SubTropolis has going for it.