Posted by Alex Jackson on 21st Jun 2017
Hate standing in line at the post office to drop off your packages? Sure you can probably do a scan form but a lot of sites just don’t make this easy to do or maybe you have new orders coming at all hours of the day so you pack as they come in. You would love to just drop them and run but far too often your post office has failed to scan packages and has either delayed or lost those no scan items. It’s more important than ever to make sure your item was received and scanned into the post offices system after all your seller reputation not to mention your seller stats are on the line here. So enter the US postal service with a much needed solution for a common headache among internet entrepreneurs the APD system.
APD short for automated postal drop is similar to their existing kiosks except that these will be able to scan prepaid labels from sites like eBay and others. To put it plainly APD is a big box with a scanner that you can scan your own labels into and get a receipt with tracking info, date and time. Just think of it no more waiting in line behind the octogenarian buying 1 stamp and no more grumbling or dirty looks from the cashier every time you drop off your packages and demand a receipt. Now this system is still only in its testing phase available only in California, Florida, New York, North Dakota and Virginia but don’t be surprised when they make their first appearance at your local post office. Just one word of advice try not to get stuck behind another seller!