Retail Products and Services

Retail Products

The Postal Service offers a full line of ReadyPost shipping supplies in Post Offices to provide convenient, value-added packaging options to customers, generating over $110 million. New product development is focusing on other products that will meet customer mailing and shipping needs. The initial product mix will consist of items based on consumer research and some high revenue-producing items such as Photostamp kits and scales. A market test is also being conducted on selling greeting cards at 1,500 Post Offices.

Passport Application Acceptance

The Postal Service has over 6,300 convenient locations where customers can apply for a passport book or passport card. Many of these locations also offer passport photo services. The Postal Service accepted over 6 million passport applications that contributed over $232 million in passport-related revenue. To address demand for passports, the Postal Service continues to work with the State Department to expand the number of Post Offices accepting applications, with an emphasis on those in proximity to U.S. borders.