USPS: Honolulu District introduces mobile retail unit

Honolulu District introduced a mobile retail unit — a food truck-sized vehicle decked out in USPS colors — at a recent arts fair in Hilo, a town on Hawaii’s Big Island. The unit provided both fairgoers and vendors with a one-stop shipping resource. “Instead of making a separate trip to the Hilo Post Office or…

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USPS OIG Report: Mobile System Review

Background In 2016, the U.S. Postal Service managed 31,585 retail offices serving 877 million customers. To reduce wait-time-in-line and expedite customer transactions, the Postal Service developed the mobile Point-of-Sale (mPOS) system. mPOS is a mobile system that allows retail associates to accept credit card and non-PIN debit card payments for customers’ retail transactions. In fiscal…

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Investing in USPS – PMG update on new vehicles, other projects

The Postal Service continues making investments for the future, including plans for new delivery vehicles, PMG Megan Brennan says in her latest video message. Fifteen companies are competing to build the vehicles, which are slated to debut in 2017. “These vehicles will be designed with increased cargo space and improved access to facilitate both the…

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Senator Hoeven: New Post Office Improvements to Benefit North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the United States Postal Service (USPS) will this week bring Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) devices to six locations in North Dakota. This development follows Hoeven’s ongoing work with USPS, including advocating for the installation of mPOS, to improve service across North Dakota. “I have been…

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