ELIZABETH — On April 22, people around the world will celebrate Earth Day 2012 by raising awareness and expressing their appreciation for the earth’s environment. Elizabeth Postmaster Dennis Allocco is helping to deliver the “Go Green” environmental message this year by sharing tips with residents and businesses to make it easier and more energy efficient to buy stamps and ship packages.
“Though many retail products and services are purchased at postal facilities, you can actually skip-the-trip to the Post Office and save some gas by using anyone of our ‘green’ alternative access methods,” emphasizes Allocco. The Elizabeth Postmaster recommends the following alternate access channels to help customers “Go Green”:
Postage-paid order forms are available from letter carriers to order stamps for delivery directly to your home or office. Stamps are sold at face value and there are no additional fees.
Stamps online at usps.com
The Postal Service’s usps.com website allows customers to buy stamps online and get them delivered right to your home or office in just a few days. There is a small handling fee to prepare and ship your order.
Use your credit card and our 24-hour stamp hotline to order the postage you need. There is a small handling fee. Dial 800-STAMP-24 (800-782-6724).
Stamps from ATMs
The nearest access point for postage stamps may be one of the thousands of bank automated teller machines (ATMs) nationwide that dispense stamps at face value. Locations are listed on usps.com.
Buy stamps at local stores and banks
Many grocery stores, drug stores, office supply companies, banks, and other national retailers carry stamps for the convenience of their customers. Locations are listed on usps.com.
Click N Ship
Click N Ship at usps.com is an easy way to ship packages right from your home or office computer. A customer can create and print postage-paid shipping labels, pay with a credit card, purchase insurance online, schedule a carrier pick-up at no additional charge, and view shipping history. Free shipping cartons can also be ordered online at usps.com.
“Meeting our customer’s environmental expectations while providing quality products and services at a reasonable cost is what customer service is all about,” concludes the Elizabeth Postmaster.