Bellmawr NJ – As a result of a study conducted last year, the U.S. Postal Service has made the decision to close the Lindenwold postal branch located at 788 Emerson St. in Lindenwold.
“Given the extraordinary decline in mail volume — a decline of nearly 26 billion pieces last year alone — we must take action to reduce the size of our retail and delivery network,” said Judith Herrick, Acting District Manager. “By consolidating, streamlining and adjusting our operations, the Postal Service becomes a more efficient and effective organization.”
The office will not close before January 28, 2011 and affected postal employees will be reassigned in accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreements and established repositioning processes.
“Local mail delivery will not be affected by this move. Full retail services will still be available and our customers will continue to receive the same excellent service they always have,” said Herrick.
Customers wishing to conduct postal business at a local retail office can continue to do so at:
- Clementon Post Office, 22 Berlin Road, Clementon NJ
- Laurel Springs Branch, 1315 Blackwood Clementon Road, Clementon NJ
- Gibbsboro Post Office, 65 Kirkwood Road, Gibbsboro NJ
Customers can skip the trip to the Post Office altogether and purchase stamps and shipping labels online using the Postal Service’s website, usps.com. Customers can also request free package pickup at usps.com. The Postal Service will pick up packages during regular mail delivery the next business day – and, unlike other shipping companies, there is no fee for this service. Postage stamps can also be purchased at 1.800.STAMP 24, thousands of banking ATMs and in more than 55,000 retail outlets across the nation.
This announcement updates a review process which began in the summer of 2009 that examined approximately 3,300 stations and branches in urban and suburban areas across the country, focusing on those facilities in relative close proximity to one another to determine where consolidations might be feasible, while maintaining customer access to postal services.
The only provider of delivery service to every home and business address in the country, the Postal Service is committed to providing ready access to reliable, secure, affordable postal products and services. Unlike most federal agencies, America’s national mail system receives no tax subsidy for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
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