Money woes threaten Atherton post office Atherton, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Dec 30, 2009 at 2:59 pm
During the busy holiday season, Atherton's little branch post office is a savvy mailer's best-kept secret. Located in the town's administrative offices building on Ashfield Road, it attracts people who want to avoid the interminably long lines found at most post offices in December and who don't mind paying in cash.
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Posted by Charles Marsala, a resident of the Atherton: West Atherton neighborhood, on Dec 30, 2009 at 2:59 pm
I have made two sugggestions to improve cash flow in the Atherton Post Office:
1. Accept Credit Cards: Whenever I need to purchase stamps or pay postage at the counter I go to Menlo Park to charge it and create a receipt.
2. Add mail boxes: First proposed as part of the new Town Center, but it could be done sooner. Besides rental income, this would encourage businesses to register in Atherton and Atherton could collect Sales Tax Revenue. There could be several home based businesses not wanting to receive mail at the home so it goes to mail boxes in other cities.
3. Something new to consider: Is it worth it to sell other supplies often purchased at the Menlo Post office to increase revenue at the Atherton Post Office?