Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Looking for a post office? Postage rates, or how to file a change of address? The first place you should turn is to the new U. S. Postal Service website. Here you'll find everything you need to know to get that letter or package speeding along its way.

Our new website has been designed with you in mind, to make it quick and easy to get the information you need. If you need a ZIP code, for instance, simply click on "Find a ZIP Code," and you'll be taken to this page:

Just type in the street, city, state abbreviation and zip code, and our superpowerful computers will search through literally trillions and trillions of gigabytes stored securely in our databases to find the zip code you need. There! That wasn't difficult, was it?

Mailing has never been easier with the new U. S. Postal Service website. There's a reason our lines are so long.TM


Yet Another Steve said...

Ha! But, in defense of the poor beleagured Post Office (if the quality of customer service is inversely proportional to the length of the lines, They Are In Big Trouble), the Zip code lookup is really a tool for finding NINE-digit zips, which actually do speed things up. You don't need to enter any ZIP info, but if you've already entered "327460 Continental Mountain Divide Trail NE" and you don't feel like going on to type, say, "Carameloosa Rancho Del Magnifico, CA" but you know the city's 5-digit ZIP, you can save a few dozen keystrokes by entering that instead.

RomanHans said...

Yeah, yeah -- I sort of got that. I was already pissed by the time I got to this website. I called 800-ASK-USPS to find a post office near where I was going. Automated voice asks, "Do you want to find the post office that delivers your mail?" I say, "No." Automated voice asks, "What's the zip code of the post office you want?"


Luckily automated voices don't hang up when you swear at them or I'd talk to a lot of dead air.