Thursday, March 10, 2011

Grand opening set for new Hillsborough PO

Hillsborough’s newest Post Office facility is ready for its big introduction to the world.

The Eagles Convenience Store Contract Postal Unit (CPU), located at 620 Hampton Pointe Blvd., celebrated its grand opening Tuesday, March 8, at 11 a.m. with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Hillsborough Postmaster Tom Pollard was present with civic, business and postal leaders to commemorate the occasion.

The Eagles CPU is now open six days a week—Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is one of 21 CPUs in the Triangle Area, all serving as convenient alternatives to traditional Post Offices.

“This office will help to increase convenience and access to postal services for customers unable to travel to the main Post Office,” said Pollard, who oversees the Eagles CPU. “A full line of postal products and services are available at the new CPU, including postage stamps, Express Mail® service, Priority Mail® service, special services, packaging products and much more. We are very excited for the residents of Hillsborough and the community at large.”

The Postal Service has re-engineered the entire Contract Unit Postal program to better answer the needs of postal customers nationwide.

“The Postal Service is continuously tasked with finding smarter and more efficient ways to reach our customers,” Pollard said. “Our CPUs, our Automated Postal Centers (APC), our online services at and our face value stamps at major retailers (Food Lion, Harris Teeter, CVS, etc) throughout the city and state are allowing us to change the way we do business, to make us available to more people 24 hours a day.”

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