Last updated: March 26. 2014 1:34AM - 906 Views
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ACCOVILLE — Buffalo Foodland at Accoville will join a growing list Friday when they become the latest Village Post Office (VPO) in the Appalachian District to open. The Village Post Office is part of the Postal Service’s initiative to provide communities with expanded access to postal products.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place Fri., March 28, at 1 p.m. at the Buffalo Foodland.

The Accoville Village Post Office — with operating hours Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-8 p.m. — offers sales of stamps and accepts pre-paid packages. The new VPO will also carry Expedited packaging (free Priority and Express Mail Flat-Rate boxes and envelopes) for added convenience in mailing packages. Buffalo Foodland is a full-service grocery market.

Village Post Offices are operated by local businesses and offer popular products and services such as stamps and Flat-Rate packaging. The VPO concept was established in response to the changing mailing needs of the American consumer as more and more customers demand easier, more convenient access to Postal products and services where they are conducting business in their communities.

Vince Macri, Appalachian District Manager Post Office Operation Area 6, will be assisting Buffalo Food Land’s proprietor Anna Ramirez with the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

With 32,000 Postal retail offices and more than 70,000 third-party retailers – Approved Postal Providers – selling postage stamps and providing expanded access to Postal products, customers today have nearly 100,000 locations across the nation where business can be done with the Postal Service including the Post Office that never sleeps online at www.usps.com. The USPS website allows customers to enter their ZIP codes to find locations where Postal products and services – including VPOs – are available.

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