More than 1 million iPhone, iPod touch and iPad customers have downloaded the U.S. Postal Service mobile app since it launched in December 2009. The free business app has consistently ben one of the top 10 in the App Store.
The new USPS Mobile application takes advantage of Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) capabilities, using the Locator function to show the closest Post Offices, Automated Postal Centers and blue collection boxes. Mps and directions to the closest location — driving, walking or mass transit — are available.
The Postal Service app also has a ZIP Code lookup, providing the ZIP Code of the user’s current location by tapping into the phone’s GPS capability.
The Track ad Confirm feature offers information on the progress of mailpieces and requires 1-time entry of tracking code numbers. This means follow-ups are only one click away.
For more information about purchasing stamps, stamps by mail, postal regulations, a free subscription to USA Philatelic magazine, Post Office events, the location of the nearest postal store or contract unit, or for answers to your specific Postal Service questions, contact USPS at 1-800-275-8777, or visit www.usps.com.
To schedule a presentation for your community, club or group on how the Postal Service brings the Post Office to your home or office computer, call 239-573-9638.
Mr. Zip’s Tip: Each day, 1.3 million customers visit usps.com.
A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation, 150 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage products and services to fund its operations. With 32,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government, usps.com, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $67 billion and delivers nearly 40 percent of the world’s mail. If it were a private sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 29th in the 2010 Fortune 500. Black Enterprise and Hispanic Business magazines ranked the Postal Service as a leader in workforce diversity. The Postal Service has been named the Most Trusted Government Agency six consecutive years and the sixth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute.