By DEBRA MITCHELL
Need a stamp? Have to mail a package? Your local post office is not the only place to satisfy your mailing needs.
The U.S. Postal Service partners with many private business owners in an effort to offer convenience.
A Contracted Postal Unit offers postal products and services at postal pricing. No surcharge is added.
Units in the Fort Myers/Cape Coral metro area include:
- Alico Self Storage, 7600 Alico Road, Fort Myers
- Mailboxes, Shipping & Communication, 13300 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers
- Kay's Hallmark, 11600 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers
- Bright Ideas Gift Shop at HealthPark Hospital, 9981 S. HealthPark Drive, Fort Myers
- Bright Ideas Gift Shop at Lee Memorial Hospital, 2776 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers
- Atrium Executive Center, 8695 College Parkway, Fort Myers
- Mailing Center Etc., 18011 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
- Sun Harvest Citrus, 14810 Metro Parkway, Fort Myers
- Get Your Paint On, 3398 Forum Blvd., Fort Myers
- 2 For A Dollar Cards, 13971 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers
- The Shell Factory, 2787 Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers
- Sip & Send, 2517 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral
- Cedeno Plaza, 307 N. Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral
- Matlacha Community P.O., 4547 Pine Island Road, Matlacha
Units coming soon to:
- Southwest Cape Coral CPU, 4706 Chiquita Blvd., Cape Coral
An Approved Shipper is a private business approved by the postal service to offer products and services. As a private business, they are allowed to add a surcharge to postal pricing.
Approved Shippers are provided with signage for their entry doors featuring the U.S. Postal Service trademarked eagle logo.
Shippers in the Fort Myers/Cape Coral metro area include:
- PKGS & More, 15271 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
- The UPS Store, 16970 San Carlos Blvd., Fort Myers
- A Pack N Ship, 16450 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers
- Goin Postal, 7950 Dani Drive, Fort Myers
- Jara Multiservice Inc., 4150 Hancock Bridge Parkway, North Fort Myers
- Pak Mail, 15201 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers
- The UPS Store, 2710 Del Prado Blvd. S., Cape Coral
- Office Depot, 4971 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers
Transportation of mail from Contract Postal Units and Approved Shippers is provided by U.S. Postal Service employees or contractors. All mail is monitored and protected by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
Customers can skip the trip altogether and also save money on all Priority Mail and Express Mail shipping products when using click-n-ship to print postage.
When the package is ready for shipping, go to usps.com/pickup to schedule free package pickups from the home or office. There is no fee for this service.
Debra Mitchell is a spokeswoman for U.S. Postal Service.