USPS debuts new same-day/next-day delivery options on Big Island
The US Postal Service launched its new USPS Connect delivery services at 15 Post Offices across Hawaiʻi today, including the Kamuela, Pahoa and Kailua-Kona Post Offices on the Big Island.
USPS Connect is a set of four options to meet evolving business package delivery needs.
“USPS Connect provides businesses of all sizes what they have been asking for — an affordable way to meet consumer demand for fast delivery,” said Louis DeJoy, Postmaster General and CEO.
It is part of the national Delivering for America plan.
“USPS Connect levels the playing field for small businesses,” said Honolulu Postmaster Kevin Nakaoka. “It gives small businesses access to big-business pricing discounts. This initiative couldn’t come at a better time, with prices for gas, food and just about everything else near record-high levels.”
The four USPS Connect business options:
- USPS Connect Local offers affordable next-day service in all locations, with same-day delivery, Sunday delivery and pickup options in select locations. This offering also includes USPS Connect Local Mail, an affordable First-Class Mail option for documents up to 13 ounces. Businesses can enter USPS Connect Local packages and mail at the receiving dock of the designated postal facility or take advantage of free en-route pickup when their carrier delivers their mail. Free flat-rate bags, boxes and envelopes are available via Click-N-Ship.
- USPS Connect Regional provides next-day regional entry and delivery of Parcel Select packages and Parcel Select Lightweight packages. Businesses should consult with USPS representatives to identify the entry points and options that work best for them. Most packages will be delivered the next day within a specified region.
- USPS Connect National provides delivery options for businesses of all sizes. They can benefit from the Postal Service’s new mail processing equipment and reconfigured network to receive reliable delivery of packages through First-Class Package Service, Parcel Select Ground and Retail Ground.
- USPS Connect Returns is a service for businesses to offer their customers convenient returns, with free en-route pickup by their carrier or drop-off at a nearby Post Office location.
“I’m very excited to try out USPS Connect,” said Paulele Alcon, owner of local retailer Hawaiʻi’s Finest. “With USPS Connect Local, I’ll be able to provide my local customers with same-day or next-day shipping at low rates. Reducing our shopping costs will benefit our company as well as our customers.”