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USPS offers tips on how to mail and ship items without leaving home

Apr 10 2020, 5:25 PM

The U.S. Postal Service issued an advisory that many of their products and services can be accessed from home, either with or without a computer. The agency is encouraging people to take advantage of this option to help protect their workers and prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Customers can purchase various stamps at the online Postal Store, which will be delivered straight to their homes. For those without a computer or internet access, it is possible to ask your local post office or mail carrier to bring a Stamps by Mail form which customers can put in the mail along with a check and receive their stamps at home. 

For those who need to mail a package, it is possible to order free Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express boxes, or other package supplies online. At the same website, customers can use Click-N-Ship to print mailing labels with the appropriate postage and schedule a free carrier pickup for the package. 

“USPS postal employees are working around the clock to ensure you get your important letters and packages,” Steve Doherty, the strategic communications specialist for the Northeast, wrote in a statement. “Skip the trip to the Post Office by ordering stamps, package supplies, and printing package postage from your home.”

— Sarah Asch