In the 14 counties of Massachusetts that are home to 6.8 million people, the USPS strives to provide easy access to their postage services either directly through a USPS outlet or through one of the many businesses which have added postage services to their repertoire.
The closest outlet to your present location can be found when you search below providing you with instant access to your closest USPS store or reseller.
I have created these maps to find the closest store to where you are in Massachusetts. Simply enter your postcode or city into the text box below and hit enter and all the maps will show shops near your location.
You don't always know where the closest USPS store is so I have made the map below to find your closest store.
Often open 24 hours a day your local Walmart is always a good fall back option if you don't live near a USPS outlet.
Selling postage stamps is now quite common for large pharmacy chains. Check out your local CVS if you'd like to pick up some stamps.
The future is here with some ATM's now dispensing postage stamps as well as cash.
Buy Your Stamps Online:
Have stamps delivered directly to your door and save the hassle of driving across town to pick them up.
Massachusetts Specific Stamps:
If you are a stamp collector and are looking to add some stamps to your collection that are specific to Massachusetts have a look at some of the unique stamps available below:
How Did The USPS Come To Be:
The United States Postal Service or USPS has a very long and illustrious history beginning in 1775, having succeeded the former British Parliamentary Post which had jurisdiction for the postal services in North America during the period of colonization under the British Crown.
Even before the British left and the United States of America was born on July 4th 1776, the predecessor to the USPS, the nascent US Mail was initiated in 1775. Since then various changes have taken place in administrative functions as well as in name, with the USPS offering some of the best state of the art communication and mail services in the world.
The introduction of two postage stamps on July 1st 1847, one in five cents and the other in ten cents depicting the first Post Master General Benjamin Franklin and the other, of the first President of the United States of America, George Washington, revolutionized the postal service. Up until then the cost of mail collection and delivery was paid by the recipient. This system caused a number of issues which had to be dealt with by the postman slowing delivery times and making the job far more complex. The creation of the postage stamp changed everything, as the cost was paid upfront payment issues and money collection was no longer a problem.
It is not just postage stamps that the USPS offers to its customers. Today the USPS is in charge of a multitude of services, many online and others at their service outlets.