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U.S. Postal Service rolls out USPS Connect in Georgia, expands next-day delivery options for businesses
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This week, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) officially launched USPS Connect, a program offering new, affordable package and document delivery options and expanding next-day delivery options for businesses. 

According to a press release by the organization, USPS Connect is a set of four delivery solutions that use ongoing network improvements, new equipment and pricing to meet the ever-evolving package delivery needs for businesses. 

“USPS Connect provides businesses of all sizes what they have been asking for — an affordable way to meet consumer demand for fast delivery,” Postmaster General and CEO Louis DeJoy said in the release. “A pivotal point in our ‘Delivering for America’ plan, it positions us to more fully leverage our network capacity to increase volume and revenue so we can continue to serve the American people with affordable, reliable mail and package delivery.” 

Georgia is one of several states in the U.S. to make one of the four solutions, USPS Connect Local, available in select locations. According to the release, these select locations include the Dawsonville Post Office, located at 452 Highway 53 East. 

According to the release, USPS Connect Local offers next-day service in all locations, with same-day delivery, Sunday delivery and pickup options in select locations. Businesses can enter USPS Connect Local packages and mail at the receiving dock of the disunited postal facility or use free en-route pickup when the mail carrier delivers their mail.

In addition to USPS Connect Local, the other three business solutions in the USPS Connect program are: 

  • USPS Connect Regional: next-day regional entry and delivery of Parcel Select and Parcel Select Lightweight packages. 

  • USPS Connection National: reliable package delivery through First-Class Package Service, Parcel Select Ground and Retail Ground. 

  • USPS Connect Returns: a service for businesses to offer their customers convenient returns through free en-route pickup by their mail carrier or drop-off at a nearby post office. 

“We’ve listened carefully to our business customers to develop this program,” Chief Commerce and Business Solutions Officer Jakki Krage Strako said in the release. “We’re increasing next-day deliveries. We’re also giving smaller businesses big-business rates and all businesses more user-friendly ways to interact with us.” 

Business owners interested in learning more about the program can go to uspsconnect.com, call 855-698-7772, or email uspsconnect@usps.gov.