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The Washington Post that the US Postal Service (USPS) "plans to open pilot units at 82 Staples locations throughout the nation, with the potential for expansion to some of the office-supply company’s other domestic locations, the agency said. The first centers opened earlier this month."

According to the story, "The new centers will be operated by outside employees, offering most postal products including stamps, mail services and package delivery … USPS will be the exclusive mailing and shipping option at those Staples locations."
KC's View:
This move comes as the USPS has struck a deal with Amazon to do Sunday deliveries.

I've said all along that the USPS can only be more competitive by extending itself, as opposed to cutting services. Glad to see that they are taking my advice…