If getting to the post office is hard to fit into your busy schedule, take heart. All you need is access to a computer, and you can now wave goodbye to long lines at the post office.
Of all the excuses you've used in the past to avoid going to the post office-- you've just lost a lot of them. You no longer need a big chunk of time to get that package in the mail. You don't need to find a parking space, you don't even need to get out of your pajamas.
Tracking down the address and writing it on the box: two minutes. Getting to the post office during your busy week: impossible!
Postal authorities have felt your pain and now introduce you to "Click N Ship." It is a web-based program that lets you load your shipping info, print a label, pay for postage with a credit card. It will even arrange for a carrier to pick up your box from your doorstep. The simplicity, in fact, may be the hardest adjustment.
The postal service acknowledges it's playing catch-up when it comes to technology. This program is aimed at bringing the post office up to date, and bringing service for consumers who'd rather do something on-line - than stand in line.
All you need is a PC and a printer, but if you've got a macintosh, go find a friend who doesn't. The usps program is not yet mac-friendly.
For more information you can check the post office's website: (click here)