The Frankford Post Office held an open house on Friday, Oct. 10, to showcase the U.S. Postal Service’s Web site at usps.gov to patrons wanting to learn more.
Representatives from the Bellmoor, N.J., U.S.P.S. district headquarters were on hand to walk patrons through the online services the site offers. Snacks and goodies were available, as well as personalized tours of what services are available online.
“People are more computer savvy now,” said Communications Specialist Mike Behringer. “People just don’t know what we offer. We just need to get them more aware of what is available online. For example, you can pay for and print shipping labels, and it’s very user-friendly. And why be in line when you can go online?”
“The turnout is better than I thought,” commented Frankford Postmaster Lindon Haynes. “And the kids are off from school, so it’s perfect.”
Haynes, the postmaster at the Frankford post office since March, added that a lot of the services that the post office offers are cheaper than other well-known shipping companies, saying this is just one of the ways they were trying to reach out to the public to let them know about it and the services offered at the post office.
“Where I came from, it was like a small, close-knit family,” said Haynes. “People would call up and ask if a certain letter came. And Frankford is such a small town – I’m trying to get some of that back.”