2008 September 22nd
WhitePages Selected by U.S. Postal Service to Power the Post Office Locator
Custom Solution Allows Consumers to Locate Postal Products and Services
SEATTLE—September 22, 2008
WhitePages, the leader in online people search that provides people a simple way to find others and connect with confidence, today announced it is powering the popular “Post Office Locator” on usps.com for the U.S. Postal Service. Known for its extensive, industry-leading database of more than 200 million U.S. adults, this new WhitePages’ solution enables users to search and navigate the nearly thirty-seven thousand (37,000) Post Office Locations and prospective postal services on the U.S. Postal Service site.
WhitePages created a fully customized solution for usps.com that offers customers accurate information to locate a variety of postal products and services. WhitePages’ search and usability expertise enabled a quick and seamless integration with the Postal Service data within a new and improved search application, bringing postal customers a simple but powerful online service.
Visitors to usps.com simply click on “Locate a Post Office” and the interactive application provides functionality to find and map Post Offices, collection boxes, Automated Postal Centers (APCs), passport service centers, and mail service providers. More than 1.2 million customers visit usps.com each day.
“We have a lot in common with the Postal Service – we’re both in the business of helping people connect with each other,” said Max Bardon, president and COO of WhitePages. “We’re proud that the U.S. Postal Service selected us to power their Post Office Locator feature and that we can help bring their powerful tool to consumers.”
WhitePages also powers the online people search lookups for the three largest major U.S. telephone companies and powers search engines with online partners including AOL and MSN.
WhitePages, a privately held company based in Seattle, Wash., is the most trusted and comprehensive source of Connectory ™ services for consumers to quickly find each other and connect with confidence. The company’s network of sites include WhitePages.com (www.whitepages.com), WhitePages.ca (www.whitepages.ca), 411.com (www.411.com), Address.com (www.address.com), PhoneNumber.com (www.phonenumber.com), and its 1,300 partner sites including including Superpages.com and YellowPages.com. The on-the-go user can also access contact information via cell phone, smart phones and other Web-enabled mobile devices.
About the U.S. Postal Service
An independent federal agency, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation, 146 million homes and businesses, six days a week. It has 37,000 retail locations and relies on the sale of postage, products and services, not tax dollars, to pay for operating expenses. The Postal Service has annual revenue of $75 billion and delivers nearly half the world’s mail.
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