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USPS® removes 6 branches from consolidation plan

Rachel Wheeler Archive
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced that it has removed six postal branches from its list of offices earmarked for consolidation.

Filing an update with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), USPS said that just 162 branches were still being considered, as it looked to optimize services and close unnecessary branches.

Dean Granholm, vice president of Delivery and Post Office Operations, said: "Consumer behavior is changing. It is important for the Postal Service to adjust to the shift.

"We will continue to provide easy access, but changes to our retail network are essential to our ability to continue to provide the safe secure and fairly priced postal services that Americans have counted on for 234 years."

As well as the 36,000 postal branches that USPS operates, their website now also offers online services including ZIP Code verification for users to be sure they are posting their mail to the correct address.

In addition, more than 56,000 retailers such as supermarkets and drug stores sell selected postal services, such as stamps.