NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – United States Postal Service (USPS) in Northampton hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil its newest contribution to small businesses.

As part of the Postal Service’s Delivering for America Plan, USPS Connect will allow small business owners the opportunity to ship same-day and overnight packages to local destinations at discounted rates.

Brittany Ryder, the Postmaster for the Northampton Post Office, says small businesses are always looking for new ways to save money, “We talk to them every single day and they want to do local and find cheaper ways to ship daily and get it to their customers faster. Their customers want things there faster and they want to make sure to make their customers just as happy as we wanna make ours.”

Local businesses can drop shipments off between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. for same day delivery. Anytime after 7 a.m. would be considered next-day delivery.

According to a news release from the USPS, business owner will learn the following at the event:

  • Learn how USPS® products and services can help grow your business
  • Discover how to bring Post Office convenience to your office
  • Network with fellow small businesses in your community

The ceremony is to take place on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Northampton Post Office.