May 13, 2022

Weaverville Post Office Hosts ‘USPS Connect Local, Grow Your Business’ Event on May 17

New Service Offers Same-Day and Next-Day Package Delivery

WEAVERVILLE, NC — The U.S. Postal Service will hold a “USPS Connect Local, Grow Your Business” event at the Weaverville Post Office providing the opportunity to learn more about new same-day and next-day package delivery services.

“USPS Connect Local is tailored to meet the unique mailing needs of small businesses,” said Consuelo Robbins, NC District USPS Connect Local Liaison. “When it comes to helping small businesses grow, your business is our business.”

USPS Connect Local, Grow Your Business Event
Weaverville Post Office
270 N. Main St.
Tuesday, May 17
9:30 a.m.

USPS Connect Local is one of four new USPS Connect business solutions being implemented nationwide, and USPS Connect goes live throughout North Carolina on June 6. The service is already being offered in other areas with positive results. More information about USPS Connect can be found here: All-Inclusive Shipping Solutions for Any Size Business | USPS Connect™

USPS Connect is part of the Postal Service’s Delivering for America, 10-Year Plan. The DFA plan was rolled out last year to invest in our retail and delivery networks, strengthen our workforce and provide additional solutions for business customers. More information about the Delivering for America plan can be found here: Delivering for America: Our Vision and Ten-Year Plan to Achieve Financial Sustainability and Service Excellence -

The four USPS Connect business solutions are:

  • USPS Connect Local is a new way for local businesses to affordably and quickly reach local customers. USPS Connect Local offers affordable next-day service in all locations, with same-day delivery, Sunday delivery and pickup options in select locations. This offering also includes USPS Connect Local Mail, an affordable First-Class Mail option for documents up to 13 ounces. Businesses can enter USPS Connect Local packages and mail at the receiving dock of the designated postal facility or take advantage of free en-route pickup when their carrier delivers their mail. Free flat-rate bags, boxes and envelopes are available via Click-N-Ship.
  • USPS Connect Regional provides next-day regional entry and delivery of Parcel Select packages and Parcel Select Lightweight packages. Businesses should consult with USPS representatives to identify the entry points and options that work best for them. Most packages will be delivered the next day within a specified region.
  • USPS Connect National provides delivery solutions for businesses of all sizes. They can benefit from the Postal Service’s new mail processing equipment and reconfigured network to receive reliable delivery of packages through First-Class Package Service, Parcel Select Ground and Retail Ground.
  • USPS Connect Returns is a service for businesses to offer their customers convenient returns, with free en-route pickup by their carrier or drop-off at a nearby Post Office location.

To add convenience to shipping solutions, Post Offices throughout North Carolina plans to hold additional USPS Connect events to demonstrate how the Postal Service continues to create easy and affordable services designed to help small businesses grow.
At “USPS Connect Local, Grow Your Business” events you’ll have the ability to:

  • Learn how USPS® shipping and mail services can help your business grow.
  • Discover the convenience and value that the Postal Service can bring to your business.
  • Network with other small businesses in your community.

“USPS Connect Local is an additional service available for small business customers,” Robbins said. “We still offer numerous solutions to assist with marketing efforts such as our popular Every Door Direct Mail and other exciting mailing innovations for advertising.”

Small business owners unable to attend an event can learn more about how USPS can help to grow their business at While visiting our website please check out all the tools and applications we offer specifically with small business in mind.

The Postal Service generally 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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