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Contract Post Office, 6000 Garners Ferry Road: April 2013   11 comments

Posted at 12:30 am in Uncategorized

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After the Woodhill Automated Post Office closed in January 2010:

Woodhill Storage & Office Centre on the other side of the plaza took up the slack by opening a contract post office.

I noticed while eating lunch at Jimmy John's the other day that several people were getting out of their cars with packages and then getting back in their cars *still* with packages. Checking it out, I found that the USPS marquees have been covered over, and that there are door signs posted to the effect that the contract post office is gone, although the business remains otherwise in full operation.

I would have to google it to be sure, but I think the next closest post office is at Garners Ferry Plaza at the corner of Garners Ferry and Greenlawn.

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  1. Ted, your belief is correct as to Leesburg being the closest facility at Garners Ferry & Greenlawn. Frankly if I had something to ship out I'd go to Leesburg if I found myself out there.

    Andrew

    10 May 13 at 1:45 am

  2. If you need to ship a package with any $$ value to it I would recommend the UPS Store right there in the same parking lot as the Contract Station was. Due to long wait times I avoid the Leesburg P.O. as much as possible.

    Terry

    10 May 13 at 3:38 am

  3. I'm sad to see this go, the line moved a lot faster than in a regular post office. Does the postal union require the clerks to purposely work slow or something?

    Kenneth

    10 May 13 at 7:12 am

  4. The CPU or Village concept is the USPS's misguided attempt to contract out window service and do away with the 'overpaid' middle class Union represented employees.

    They hoped that by deliberately understaffing the Post Office window service more patrons would be driven to the CPUs.

    USPS 'lowballed' the merchants running the CPUs. The floor space involved hurt sales per square foot. The manpower needs exceeded estimates. The merchants found the walk-in traffic did not lead to more sales.

    This is the second one to go down in this area. You will recall there was one at Animal Supply House.

    PS: Kenneth, Working slow is required under Article 6a, Section 5b, Subsection 34C of the CBA. LOL

    Frank

    11 May 13 at 6:45 am

  5. I remember when the CPU at Animal Supply House at East Pointe Plaza opened, I felt as if it was too close to the Leesburg branch to make sense. It's even closer, from a distance standpoint than this Woodhill CPU is to Leesburg and while I ship a lot with the USPS because of my eCommere sales my inclination was to gravitate towards Leesburg when in the general area and apparently I'm not the only one.

    Andrew

    11 May 13 at 9:55 am

  6. Nooooo - this is terrible news. I have been so happy since I found this place and no longer had to deal with the slow motion zombies at the Five Points P.O.

    Dennis

    13 May 13 at 9:21 pm

  7. I don't understand why Five Points closes for lunch because they have two guys behind the counter...but then again Edgewood, Eau Claire, Ballentine and White Rock close for lunch as well...

    Andrew

    13 May 13 at 10:29 pm

  8. I've had good luck with the CPO in the vitamin store on Forest Drive, though depending on where you are coming from that may be too far...

    ted

    14 May 13 at 12:11 am

  9. I wonder how the CPU Ted mentions in the Forest Drive Nutrition Warehouse can justify itself when it's so close to Forest Acres...but what do I know?

    Andrew

    14 May 13 at 12:24 am

  10. During the 80s & 90s I owned a UPS/FedEx/USPS store here in town. Some time in the early 90s two people from the USPS visited the operation and asked if I would be interested in becoming a contract location. After weighing the options I submitted an offer and was told the contract had been awarded to an office supply house.

    After several months I noticed the USPS contract station sign had been removed from that location. I inquired about this and was told the contract was cancelled because the personnel were charging year old rates for the mailing services. While this was great for the customers, it was a sure sign of awarding contracts to the lowest bidder.

    Terry

    14 May 13 at 1:41 am

  11. I don't think this particular listing is on the Alphabetical Closings list...

    Andrew

    13 Aug 13 at 10:27 pm

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