The Postal Service has introduced Metro Post — a new option for New York businesses that need same-day package delivery service in the city.
New York is the second test market for Metro Post, which began in San Francisco in 2012.
In New York, businesses pay a fee to have packages picked up in the afternoon and delivered anywhere to customers in Manhattan by that evening.
New York District Customer Services Supervisor Jesse Garrett supervises five City Carrier Assistants who handle pickups and deliveries.
“Franklin Delano Roosevelt Station Post Office is excited to be at the forefront of the Postal Service’s newest innovation that blows our competition out of the water,” Garrett said. “Everyone is working hard to meet customer and operational expectations with the new service.”
Metro Post is part of the Postal Service’s strategy to grow its package delivery business. USPS said its package business increased 15 percent during the holidays. It also delivers packages on Sundays to Amazon customers in the Los Angeles and New York metropolitan areas.