U.S. Postal Service Awards Queens Business

May 28, 2015 

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NEW YORK CITY — The U.S. Postal Service recognized Entourage Pharmapacks last week for excellence in driving technology, innovation and supporting growth for the mailing industry.  Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan and Deputy Postmaster General Ronald A. Stroman presented the Partnership for Growth Award to Entourage Pharmapacks at the annual National Postal Forum.

The prestigious award represents the Postal Service’s dedication to recognizing innovation in a rapidly evolving technology environment. “Our collaboration with Entourage is incredibly valuable,” said Frank Calabrese, District Manager for the Triboro District which encompasses Brooklyn, Jamaica, Queens, Flushing, Far Rockaway, Long Island City and Staten Island.  “Since they began shipping with us in 2011 the Postal Service shares their commitment of working together to improve quality, strengthen service and move the mailing industry into the future.”

Entourage Pharmapacks marketplace, based in Queens New York, has become a major consumer B2C e-tailer (business-to-consumer online shopping place) in the health and beauty industry for consumers as well as their pets. Through incorporating new technology into their business processes they have improved productivity and streamlined operations.  In turn this has allowed them to increase their profit margins and at the same time offer lower product costs to consumers.

Entourage Pharmapacks received the recognition for its leadership role in helping to enhance the value of mail through product development, mail preparation and entry, visibility and service performance measurement and payment acceptance. Entourage work groups have played instrumental roles in modernizing the mailing industry as the Postal Service evolves.

Through pushing the boundaries and adapting mail with new technology, Entourage and USPS join forces to share technical information with mailers and receive their advice and recommendations on matters concerning mail-related products and services. This enhances customer value and expands the use of products and services for the mutual benefit of mailing industry stakeholders and the Postal Service.

Entourage Pharmapacks successes are paving the way for other business mailers. Business mailers, large and small have an opportunity to become a member of the Postal Customer Council® (PCC®) program.  Local PCCs serve as an open channel for USPS-to-business communication, providing information and best practices for cost-effective and profitable mailing, education and training, and solving local challenges. Throughout the year PCCs hold business meetings, seminars, training classes and network sessions.

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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