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Answerland " Avon Post Office

Q. Why aren’t the package boxes at the Avon Post Office consistently used for packages that do not require a signature to be picked up?

Sometimes when a small- to medium-sized package is received you will get a key to use in the larger package boxes there at the post office, and sometimes you don’t. It’s very inconvenient to have to be at the post office during their limited open times to collect a package that would easily fit into a package box.

A. Packages are put into lockers on a first come-first served basis, said Avon Post Office clerk Dani Gore. When a package is stored in a locker, the key is put in the recipient’s post office box to be picked up at the recipient’s leisure.

The catch is there are only about 200 lockers, but Gore said the post office receives 600 to 800 packages every day ” a number that rises during Christmas. For the packages that don’t make it into lockers, recipients get a slip of paper asking them to come to the post office’s front desk to retrieve the parcel.

Of course, that means you need to get to the post office during business hours. It may be inconvenient, but you can enjoy the prospect of opening a package while you wait in line.

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