Bellmawr NJ – As a result of a study conducted over the last two years, the U.S. Postal Service has made the decision to close the Chambersburg postal station located at 852 S. Broad St., Trenton NJ.
“Given the extraordinary decline in mail volume — a decline of nearly 26 billion pieces last year alone — we must take action to reduce the size of our retail and delivery network,” said Joshua D. Colin, Ph.D., Acting South Jersey District Manager. “By consolidating, streamlining and adjusting our operations, the Postal Service becomes a more efficient and effective organization.”
The station is scheduled to close at the end of business on July 1, 2011. Affected postal employees will be reassigned in accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreements and established repositioning processes.
“Local mail delivery will not be affected by this move. Full retail services will still be available and our customers will continue to receive the same excellent service they always have,” said Colin.
Customers wishing to conduct postal business at a local retail office can continue to do so at:
- Downtown Post Office – 20 S. Montgomery St. Trenton NJ 08608
- Independence Station – 2465 South Broad Street, Trenton NJ 08610
- Villa Park Station – 1137 Hamilton Ave., Trenton NJ 08629
Customers can skip the trip to the Post Office altogether and purchase stamps and shipping labels online using the Postal Service’s website, usps.com. Customers can also request free package pickup at usps.com. The Postal Service will pick up packages during regular mail delivery the next business day – and, unlike other shipping companies, there is no fee for this service. Postage stamps can also be purchased at 1.800.STAMP 24, thousands of banking ATMs and in more than 63,000 retail outlets across the nation.
This announcement updates a review process which began in the summer of 2009 that examined approximately 3,300 stations and branches in urban and suburban areas across the country, focusing on those facilities in relative close proximity to one another to determine where consolidations might be feasible, while maintaining customer access to postal services.
The only provider of delivery service to every home and business address in the country, the Postal Service is committed to providing ready access to reliable, secure, affordable postal products and services. Unlike most federal agencies, America’s national mail system receives no tax subsidy for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.