From The Rockaway Postmaster’s Desk
Security – Your mail is safeguarded. It’s kept under lock and key 24 hours a day, and is protected by federal statute.
Access – Pick up your mail at your convenience: early, late, any time the lobby is open. Most Post Office locations are near other businesses, so you may be able to get a jump on the day by receiving your mail at a Post Office box near where you work.
Anonymity – Post Office boxes let you get important mail that is for your eyes only, or to keep your personal or business mail private. Only you have the key.
Flexibility – You don’t have to live in a community to get a Post Office box there. You can expand your company without opening new offices by applying for a box in cities where you do business and picking up your mail as you travel.
Stability – If you move often or travel a lot and need a safe place to receive your mail, a Post Office box is a great answer. Your mail is there when you return.
Affordability – Post Office boxes come in five different sizes, one that’s sure to meet your mailing needs. You’ll find the price is reasonable, too. Semi-annual fees range from $9 to $330, depending on the box size and the location of the Post Office.
There is no longer any waiting list in the Post Office for PO Boxes; every office on the Peninsula has boxes available for rent immediately. All you need to bring with you is a Photo ID and proof of address, like a utility bill or a piece of mail, and they will rent the box on the spot for you. If you have a problem just ask for a supervisor for assistance.
For more information on how you can get a convenient, safe, private Post Office box, come see us. Or visit us online at www.usps.com and search for “PO Box.”