Ocean View PO Converts to USPS-Operated Retail Facility
The U.S. Postal Service announced on Aug. 13, 2018, that it has converted the Ocean View Contract Postal Unit (CPU) to a USPS-operated retail facility. The facility is located at 92-8678 Lotus Blossom Lane in Ocean View on Hawai‘i Island.
This conversion was prompted by the expiration last year of USPS’s operating agreement with the previous private contractor. USPS held a public meeting in February to request community input on the conversion proposal.
The conversion will allow USPS to better serve its Ocean View customers by accepting debit and credit cards for retail transactions, accepting the mailing of international packages and selling money orders—services which were not available when the facility was operated as a CPU.
These new services will be in addition to the current PO Box delivery service.