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Services on Web site can eliminate trip to Post Office

April 18, 2008
By Kiernan M. Schalk, Sentinel reporter,
MIFFLINTOWN — A small business specialist from the U.S. Postal Service gave a presentation about the latest services available to postal customers during Thursday’s meeting of the Mifflintown Rotary Club.

Twenty-two-year Postal Service veteran Donna M. Fahler said she has seen many changes during her tenure that have improved the quality of service at the U.S. Postal Service.

“There are a lot of things we have, that customers don’t know we have ... the purpose of the Web site is to bring the Post Office to you,” Fahler said.

“We have some great features on our Web site. You can hold mail from your computer if you have mail carrier delivery. If you move, you can file change of address online, also,” Fahler said.

Customers can also track down any zip code they need, or utilize the white and yellow pages link, located on the Web site, Fahler said.

In addition to being able to purchase stamps and other shipping products online, Fahler said customers now have some more specialized options available to them.

“My most favorite, fun thing right now is the customized postage,” Fahler said, referring to the online program that allows customers to download images onto a customized stamp.

The postal service offers thousands of images to choose from, but customers have the option of downloading their own images, such as photographs, advertisements, company logos or e-mail addresses.

Fahler said that once the design is complete, the stamps are shipped to the customer and can be used as legal postage.

“This can be a great way to advertise and grow your own business,” she added.

A similar service also is available for customers who want to customize a post card or greeting card.

“You can mail just one card if you wish, (but) there is a discount for bulk orders,” Fahler said.

She added that customers can place an order for a card to be sent to someone as much as a year in advance.

For more information, visit the Web at

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Sentinel photo by KIERNAN SCHALK
Mifflintown Rotary President Mark Partner, left, greets United States Postal Service Small Business Specialist Donna M. Fahler and Mifflintown Post Master Robert C. Zeak on Thursday.

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