USPS debuts same-day and next-day delivery at three southern Dallas post offices

Small business owners and customers shipping to and from local addresses can now get same-day and next-day delivery options in Dallas through the U.S. Postal Service.

USPS Connect Local is the newly launched service. Once business owners enroll at USPSConnect.com, packages with pre-paid postage can be taken to the back dock of select postal facilities. Packages dropped off from 5 to 7 a.m. are eligible for same-day delivery and packages dropped off after 7 a.m. will be delivered the next day.

Three Dallas offices were chosen:

  • Joe Pool Post Office, 5521 S. Hampton Road
  • Juanita Craft Post Office, 3055 Al Lipscomb Way
  • Beverly Hills Post Office, 202 S. Cockrell Hill Road

“We are excited that the USPS Connect Local pilot is coming first to Dallas. It is another opportunity for us to help small businesses in our local community grow and succeed,” said Dallas Postmaster Yulonda Love in a statement. Love oversees an annual budget of over $167 million, servicing nearly 1.3 million residents in Dallas, according to the Dallas Postal Customer Council website.

The service will test “affordable” delivery options to Dallas and Houston ZIP codes. More Dallas locations will also launch the service in the coming weeks. In fiscal 2020, shipping customers selected one-day or two-day shipping for 72% of their parcel shipments.

The new service won’t mean additional hires, but instead will be accomplished through changes to employees’ workflow.

USPS Connect Local is part of a broader program to help businesses of all sizes meet growing consumer demand for fast local and regional deliveries and returns. It’s also part of the postal service’s 10-year plan to achieve financial stability.

USPS lost $69 billion over the previous 11 fiscal years — including $3.9 billion in 2018, according to a General Accountability Office report. That grew to $8.9 billion in 2019 and $9.2 billion last year.

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