Tue., July 26, 2011 1:48pm (EDT)

Rural Post Offices May Close
By Savannah Williamson
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Rural Georgia post offices could close as the U.S. Postal Service shutters locations nationwide due to low revenue. (Photo courtesy of the United States Postal Service)
Rural Georgia post offices could close as the U.S. Postal Service shutters locations nationwide due to low revenue. (Photo courtesy of the United States Postal Service)
Rural Georgia post offices could close as the U.S. Postal Service shutters locations nationwide due to low revenue.

Instead, the USPS plans to open what they call “Village Post Offices”.

Village post offices will be placed in other retail locations, such as grocery stores or community centers.

According to a USPS spokesperson, more customers are completing their postal business online, on their smart phones, and at retail locations that they already visit.

3600 Post Offices across the United States are being reviewed. Most of these are located in rural areas.

They may or may not stay open once the process is finished. The USPS relies on generated revenue, and not American tax dollars, to stay up and running.