Making same-day delivery a reality

To better serve busy customers, the Postal Service pilot tested Metro Post service, a same-day delivery service in San Francisco, CA, during 2013.

With Metro Post, consumers can order products from participating retailers and have them delivered by the Postal Service later that day. If customers buy merchandise by 2 p.m., we generally deliver it between 4 and 8 p.m.

The participating retailers offer a range of products, including flowers, gift baskets and gourmet treats. The Postal Service will evaluate results of the test to decide whether and how to continue the service.

Expanding our reach

In 2013, the Postal Service joined forces with eBay on a new Postal Store.

The new site,, sells stamps and other Postal Service-related merchandise. Our goal: to expand our reach to more domestic and international customers.

Also in 2013, the Postal Service began auctioning items from the Postmaster General’s collection on eBay. The collection, which began in the 1860s, has grown to include 30,000 items, including one-of-a-kind stamps and original stamp artwork. To preserve the collection, only duplicate items will be auctioned on the site.