Village Post Office to open in Dingess


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The grand opening for the Village Post Office located at the Dingess Service Center in Dingess, W.Va. will be held Friday Nov. 6. The new Village Post system reflects a move from the United States Postal Service to offer postal services in smaller, rural areas by combining postal facilities with local businesses.


Dingess—Dingess Service Center, Inc., 2725 Messenger Branch Road, joins a growing list on Friday, Nov. 6th, 2015, becoming the latest Village Post Office (VPO) in the Appalachian District. The Village Post Office is part of the Postal Service’s initiative to provide communities with expanded access to postal products.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place Friday, November 6th, at 11:00 a.m. at Dingess Service Center located at 2725 Messenger Branch Road, Dingess, WV 25671. The Dingess Village Post Office – with operating hours of Mon.-Thur. 7:00a.m.to 11:00p.m., Fri. 7:00am to Midnight, Sat. 8:00am to Midnight, and Sun. 9:00am to 11:00pm – offers sales of stamps and accepts pre-paid packages. The new VPO will also carry Expedited packaging (free Priority Flat-Rate boxes and envelopes) for added convenience in mailing packages.

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 Retail Manager Misty Osborne will officiate the ribbon-cutting ceremony with assistance by Dingess Service Center proprietors Ronnie Blankenship and Jason Baisden, and Lenore Postmaster Candice Nelson,

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.

The grand opening for the Village Post Office located at the Dingess Service Center in Dingess, W.Va. will be held Friday Nov. 6. The new Village Post system reflects a move from the United States Postal Service to offer postal services in smaller, rural areas by combining postal facilities with local businesses.
http://loganbanner.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_IMG_4559-CMYK.jpgThe grand opening for the Village Post Office located at the Dingess Service Center in Dingess, W.Va. will be held Friday Nov. 6. The new Village Post system reflects a move from the United States Postal Service to offer postal services in smaller, rural areas by combining postal facilities with local businesses.

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