The APC is okay with me

I went to the post office today, and I found the most awesome kiosk ever. Now, I haven’t been to the post office in a while—email, IMS, and online billing have pretty much negated my need for the USPS—so I don’t know how long this has been here: the Automated Postal Center.

The Automated Postal Center, or APC, is a self-service machine that sells stamps and other postal services, like certified or registered mail. It’s pretty awesome if you just have a normal-sized envelope to send, or need a book of stamps. You slide your debit or credit card, select the postal type, weigh the envelope, grab the sticker, and presto!

No waiting in long lines, no cranky customers complaining about the long lines.

The kiosk I used earlier today is located in the post office at Penn Center (Suburban Station), between the counter service and the post office boxes. The next closest is at 30th Street Station, while there are a few others in the Northeast.

1 Comment so far

  1. Eric (unregistered) on February 27th, 2008 @ 10:40 am

    Yes! I love this thing. I use the same one, in Suburban station, for sending the occasional small package.

    Cause seriously, try going to that post office (or the one near the FYE on Broad and Chestnut) at lunch time. Lines are ridiculous and everyone is cranky.



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