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Postal Pointers: Premium forwarding easier at postal service

April 23, 2012
By DEBRA MITCHELL , Lehigh Acres Citizen

The US Postal Service has added Premium Forwarding Service to the suite of online products and services available through

Previously only offered at a Post Office, the popular service now is available to any customer with an account on For just $15.25 a week and $15 to enroll, the Postal Service will package a customer's mail and reship it to them by Priority Mail once a week.

Premium Forwarding Service makes your mail a priority when you're away from home. Even while on the go, your mail can go with you. All mail, including bulk business mail, magazines and catalogs that would not qualify for regular forwarding service, is packaged weekly and sent Priority Mail. Customers taking a trip, traveling on business, or planning to be away from home for a period of time-from 2 weeks up to 1 year-can receive all of their mail while they're traveling.

Getting started with Premium Forwarding Service online is quick and easy. There's no longer the need to go to a Post Office to enroll, modify or cancel the requests.

With more than 413 million visits in 2011- averaging more than 1.3 million visitors each day - is one of the most frequently visited government sites.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. To schedule a presentation for your community, club or group on how the Postal Service brings the Post Office to your home or office computer, call 239-573-9638.

Debra Mitchell is a spokeswoman for U.S. Postal Service.



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