“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
Many people think this quote is the motto of the United States Postal Service. Actually, while it is emblazoned on the building that houses the New York City Post Office, the quote comes from “The Persian Wars” by Herodotus, who was writing about the postal service of the ancient Persians. It is easy to understand the confusion, however—the federal Postal Service is one of the most reliable of governmental departments, faithfully and tirelessly fulfilling its mission “to bind the Nation together through the personal, educational, literary, and business correspondence of the people.” While instant communication via email, text, or the Internet is commonplace in this day and age, the Postal Service still plays an important function in our daily lives. That is why Grossmont Center is proud to host a branch of the Postal Service, where customers can easily buy stamps, mail packages, or meet many of their mailing needs.
“Our Grossmont Center location is valuable because it is so convenient for our customers,” Manager Lacia Manglona says. “We provide friendly and prompt service; we know people are busy, and we don’t want a trip to the post office to be a chore. Our goal is to help them as quickly as possible while giving them information on different solutions for the best way to send their mail. Customers put their trust in us to safely deliver their mail, and it is a trust we take seriously.”
The U.S. Postal Service office at the Center supplies a wide variety of services. There are the staples, such as post office boxes, mail collection, and retail services, including a lobby where you can buy stamps around the clock. Then there are the extra amenities you may not need every day, but they come in handy when you do need them. Do you have questions about sending a domestic or international money order? The staff is ready to help you. Do you need a burial flag for a deceased relative who was a military veteran? The Grossmont Center branch also provides this service. Are you trying to purchase greeting cards, stamps, or packaging supplies? You can get it all here.
This branch is also a convenient location for mail pickup services. If you place a hold on your mail while you are on vacation, you can get it at this office upon your return. This is also an office where you can pick up accountable mail. It includes packages or envelopes that require your signature to prove the item was delivered without damage. This can include Priority Mail Express, Certified Mail, Collect on Delivery, Registered Mail, Return Receipt, Signature Confirmation, and Insured Mail ($200 or more). This service ensures your important documents or packages arrive safely, and it means you don’t have to wait around your house all day waiting for the delivery.
The U.S. Postal Service also offers many kinds of specialty resources. Companies that do mass mailings can apply for a Business Reply Mail® account to help operations run smoothly. For international mail, look into Priority Mail International® or Global Express Guaranteed®. The latter is a joint effort between the Postal Service and FedEx to provide expedited delivery to an array of countries around the world. And because San Diego is so close to Mexico, the Grossmont Center office is a Sure Money® (or DineroSeguro) location, where customers can easily transfer money electronically to Mexico and other places in Latin America.
You can make your trip to the post office even easier by taking advantage of some of the online services. If you want a P.O. box at Grossmont Center’s branch, reserve one online. You can also print mailing labels, check mailing requirements, schedule mail pickup and mail forwarding, or file a vandalism or theft report, among others.
The Center’s post office is known for its customer-friendly approach to service. Staff members are welcoming and happy to help. They will make sure your package has the insurance it needs, or they can advise you on the best method for sending overnight mail. It is the ideal place for a post office! You don’t have to go out of your way to take care of your mail; just bring it along to Grossmont Center on your next visit and take care of it while you run your other errands all at one convenient location. Make a Target run, pick up a coffee at Starbucks, stop by the post office, and then get your groceries at Trader Joe’s. You end up having a very productive day, with the added benefit of checking off items on your to-do list while enjoying Grossmont Center’s lovely outdoor setting. Fulfill all your postal needs at Grossmont Center—the Postal Service will really deliver for you!