Out with the blue

Front and back views of postal form

The Postal Service has updated PS Form 3849, We Redeliver for You!, to simplify the process for scheduling redeliveries to gopost lockers.

Gopost units contain secure lockers that customers can use to receive packages or leave parcels for USPS to pick up and deliver, at no additional cost.

The updated form now includes a “Parcel Locker Eligible” option where letter carriers can indicate whether a customer can schedule the redelivery to a gopost parcel locker for self-service pickup.

The new peach-colored PS Form 3849, which USPS introduced on Feb. 28, replaced the blue-colored PS Form 3849G gopost form.

To align with the revised form, the Postal Service also updated and renamed the current URL where customers schedule redeliveries to gopost lockers.

The updated site, uspsparcellocker.com/pickup, will replace gopost.com/pickup, which will be deactivated on April 30.

Customers who request another redelivery option — such as return to sender, carrier redelivery or pickup — should continue to use the existing website, tools.usps.com/redelivery.htm.

Delivery units that do not have gopost parcel lockers should continue to use the October 2019 version of the peach-colored PS Form 3849 until depleted before ordering the revised PS Form 3849 through eBuyPlus.

Espresso delivery

The Postal Service will celebrate the nation’s love of coffee when it releases its Espresso Drinks stamps on April 9.

The 20-stamp booklet features four designs that each illustrate a different drink — espresso, cappuccino, caffe latte and caffe mocha.

The stamps, announced last fall, aim to capitalize on the popularity of espresso beverages. The trend has been driven by the rise of artisanal coffee shops, extensive research on the roasting and brewing process, and ongoing innovation in coffee-making machinery.

Each stamp features a digital illustration created in the style of 1920s and 1930s advertising posters. The name of each drink appears in art-deco-inspired lettering.

Greg Breeding, a USPS art director, designed the stamps using original artwork by Terry Allen.

The Espresso Drinks stamps will be available at Post Offices and usps.com.

Got the time?

“News Quiz” is a weekly feature that lets you test your knowledge of recent Link stories. The correct answers appear at the end.

1. The Postal Service wants to change the guaranteed delivery time for Priority Mail Express products to that time on the committed delivery day?

a) 10:30 a.m.
b) Noon
c) 3 p.m.
d) 6 p.m.

2. Which USPS executive was appointed acting sales vice president in March?

a) Christine Bailey
b) Greg Graves
c) Shavon Keys
d) Eduardo Ruiz

3. True or false: The Postal Service has extended its restrictions on business travel until at least June 30.

a) True
b) False

4. Fill in the blank: A new USPS souvenir envelope commemorates the (blank) presidential inauguration, where Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris took their oaths of office.

a) 46th
b) 69th
c) 56th
d) 59th

5. When did Andy Cooper begin accompanying Pittston, PA, Letter Carrier Tom Tomsak on his daily route?

a) 2001
b) 2005
c) 2011
d) 2020

Answers: 1) d. 2) c. 3) b. USPS has extended its business travel restrictions until at least June 7. 4) d. 5) b.

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