Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Celebrate More Service with the U.S. Postal Service and Staples

November 12, 2013 

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate more service in South San Francisco, CA, through a partnership between the U.S. Postal Service and Staples.


David Stowe, District Manager, San Francisco District
Kristi Blute, General Manager, South San Francisco Staples


Thursday, November 14, 2014, 10 a.m.


Staples South San Francisco
470 Noor Ave., South San Francisco, CA 94080


The Postal Service has launched the Retail Partner Expansion Program pilot with Staples, the world’s largest office products company and second largest internet retailer. Under the pilot, Staples will sell postal products and services at select stores. At these pilot locations, customers will have access to a product portfolio containing the most popular USPS products and services including Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express.

The Staples retail store in South San Francisco is one of the first locations to open a USPS counter for the convenience of mailing and shipping customers seeking an alternative location to conduct post office transactions.


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