Spring Into Summer: usps.com Employee Service Talk

Spring is here and summer is close behind. Now is the time to remind your customers of all usps.com has to offer those looking for Mother’s and Father’s Day greetings, graduation acknowledgements, wedding planning and more.

For starters, usps.com offers customers the timesaving advantage of being able to purchase and send cards and gifts right from their computer. This season of celebration is an ideal time to take advantage of the Postal Service's quick, easy and convenient online services that save them a trip to the store and to the Post Office.

The Postal Store at www.usps.com offers gift items for sale: stuffed animals, framed stamp art, books, games, DVDs, CDs, NASCAR jackets and tote bags. A supply of postage stamps always makes a useful gift and framed stamps are like works of art, particularly when they relate to someone’s interest or hobby. The new Star Wars stamps are sure to brighten the graduate or Dad’s special day. There are also many other stamp designs to choose from.

Already bought a gift and just need to mail it? Click-N-Ship service on www.usps.com makes it easy. All you need is a credit or debit card to pay for postage, print mailing labels and purchase insurance or Signature Confirmation service. You can even make arrangements for your carrier to pick it up the next day at no extra charge through our Carrier Pickup service. A “special instructions” option lets the carrier know the package will be on a side porch or other location if the sender won't be there. No trip to the Post Office is necessary.

For mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers or graduates who live in Latin America, DineroSeguro (“Sure­Money”) is a great way to send a gift of money.

Another option is Priority Mail, with 2- to 3-day delivery. And new Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes make shipping more convenient then ever — no need to calculate rates, zones or weights. New this year for a limited period: Express Mail Flat Rate envelopes that feature 30th-anniversary Star Wars graphics. Three separate versions of the Star Wars graphics are printed directly on the envelopes and are available only in a three-pack at www.usps.com/shop. Express Mail service offers guaranteed overnight delivery to most locations. There's no extra charge for Sunday delivery.

Make your loved ones happy — and your shopping, mailing and shipping quick, easy and convenient — using usps.com.