To increase convenience and access to Postal services in the Midlands, two new Contract Postal Units (CPU) are now open in Lexington County, Three Fountains CPU at Ace Hardware in West Columbia, and Village Square CPU at Wild Birds Unlimited in Lexington.
A full line of Postal products and services are available at both new units including stamps, Express and Priority mail service, special services, and much more. CPUs offer all the window service of a Post Office except money orders and P.O. Boxes.
Postal customers may also deposit letter and parcel mail at the contract units, which feature personalized service and shorter wait time in line. Increased service at Contract Postal Units also helps shorten lines at established Post Offices.
“We are proud to serve the community here in West Columbia,” said Three Fountains Ace Hardware owner, Terry Reynolds, “this new Contract Unit will provide the convenience and services this community has been asking for.”
The locations and hours of operation are:
|Three Fountains ACE Hardware
2930 Emanuel Church Rd.
West Columbia, SC 29169
Owner, Terry Reynolds
Monday-Friday, 9 am - 6 pm
Sat. 9 am – 2 pm
|Village Square CPU
Wild Birds Unlimited
435 Columbia Av
Lexington, SC 29072
Owner, Gerry Carter
Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
These contract postal units also have a new look. “Customers will easily recognize the presence of Postal services at new contract locations by the exterior and interior signage, as well as the new retail counter configuration and product display,” says Lexington Postmaster Ronnie Whitehead.
The Postal Service has re-engineered the entire contract postal unit program to better answer the needs of postal customers nationwide.
For more information regarding Contract Postal Unit locations, please contact your local Postmaster or DeAnn Willard, Retail Specialist, at 803-926-6311.
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