Premium Mail Forwarding Service Debuts on

Mail Forwarding Program Made Easier Online

February 21, 2012 

Release No. 12-030 

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WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service has added it’s extremely popular Premium Forwarding Service to it’s suite of online products and services at Previously only available at a Post Office, Premium Forwarding Service can now be accessed online using your account.

With Premium Forwarding Service you can always stay on top of your important mail even if you are away from your mailbox for extended periods of time. For just $15.25 a week and $15.00 to enroll, the Postal Service will hold your mail, package it up and reship it to you by Priority Mail.

“Premium Forwarding Service makes your mail a Priority even when you’re away from home, and now that it’s available at, it’s easier to use than ever before,” said Kelly Sigmon, vice president, Channel Access for the US Postal Service. “Even while on the go, your mail can go with you,” she added.

Online enrollment at streamlines the process making getting started using Premium Forwarding Service quick and easy. By accessing the information you provided when creating your account, your address information will be pre-populated -- and you no longer need to go to a Post Office to enroll, modify, or cancel your Premium Forwarding Service request.

Premium Forwarding Service is great service way to manage your mail if you are taking a trip, traveling on business, or plan to be away from home for a period of time. Simply, sign up online at for any duration of time from 2 weeks up to 1 year and receive important mail when you are away from home. It’s just like taking your Mail box with you.

Premium Forwarding Service is among four new online enhancements to the United States Postal Service’s Post Office at your fingertips at Open 24/7 it’s one of the most frequently visited government sites with more than 413 million visits in 2011 — averaging more than 1.3 million visitors each day

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation, 151 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. With 32,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government,, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $65 billion and delivers nearly 40 percent of the world’s mail. If it were a private sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 35th in the 2011 Fortune 500. In 2011, the U.S. Postal Service was ranked number one in overall service performance, out of the top 20 wealthiest nations in the world, Oxford Strategic Consulting. Black Enterprise and Hispanic Business magazines ranked the Postal Service as a leader in workforce diversity. The Postal Service has been named the Most Trusted Government Agency for six years and the sixth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute.

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