A Contract Postal Unit (CPU) is a supplier-owned or supplier-leased site operated by the supplier, under contract to the Postal Service™ to provide postal services to the public at Postal prices.
Services provided at a CPU are listed below:
Other services that may be provided are: Global Express Guaranteed Service® (GXG).
Mail deposited at a CPU after the last collection of the day will be processed on the following postal business day.
The CPU Supplier must meet the following criteria set forth by the United States Postal Service:
How do I become a Contract Postal Unit Supplier?
These units provide full service retail products and services to postal customers at U.S. Postal Service prices. They are housed within a partner facility and are operated and managed by partner employees.
Retailers that participate in the Contract Postal Unit program are provided USPS branding rights and signage. A build-out that meets postal regulations is required. Partners are limited to selling only USPS products and services. Contract Postal Unit partners are compensated based on performance. Operating a Contract Postal Unit increases foot traffic and provides additional customer convenience. Consider becoming a USPS Contract Postal Unit partner today! Email us at AlternateAccess@usps.gov for more information.