Pilot program puts post office counter in Staples stores

This Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, file photo, shows a Staples office supply store in Miami. (AP Photo/ Lynne Sladky)

November 10, 2013 12:00:40 PM PST
The U.S. Postal Service and Staples are launching a pilot program to open post office retail counters at Staples locations, including in South San Francisco, USPS officials said.

Staples is the first retailer to take part in the USPS' Retail Partner Expansion Program, officials said.

The pilot program, which is available at the South San Francisco Staples at 470 Noor Ave., is set up to provide service, convenience and options to customers, according to officials.

In the Staples, some post office products available will include stamps, first-class domestic and international mail and package services, priority mail, priority mail express, standard post and more, officials said.

The program allows customers to ship packages from the Staples, providing a one-stop shopping option.