Stollings “Village Post Office” opening today

Martha Sparks msparks@civitasmedia.com

April 10, 2014

STOLLINGS — A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Stollings “Village Post Office” will be held today at 1 p.m. at the Saveway Foods, 3818 Hanging Rock Highway, Stollings. The Village Post Office is part of the Postal Service’s initiative to provide communities with expanded access to postal products.

The Stollings Village Post Office — with operating hours Monday through Saturday 5 a.m. to Midnight and Sundays 8 a.m. to Midnight — will offer sales of stamps and accept pre-paid packages. The new VPO will also carry Expedited packaging (free Priority and Express Mail Flat-Rate boxes and envelopes) for added convenience in mailing packages. Saveway Foods is a full-service grocery market.

Village Post Offices are operated by local businesses and offer popular products and services such as stamps and Flat-Rate packaging. The VPO concept was established in response to the changing mailing needs of the American consumer as more and more customers demand easier, more convenient access to Postal products and services where they are conducting business in their communities.

Appalachian District Manager Wendy English will officiate the ribbon-cutting ceremony with assistance by Saveway Foods proprietor Paul D. Lowe, Retail Manager Misty Osborne, and Postmaster Paul Rutledge.

With 32,000 Postal retail offices and more than 70,000 third-party retailers – Approved Postal Providers – selling postage stamps and providing expanded access to Postal products, customers today have nearly 100,000 locations across the nation where business can be done with the Postal Service including the Post Office that never sleeps online at www.usps.com. The USPS website allows customers to enter their ZIP codes to find locations where Postal products and services – including VPOs – are available.