What are USPS Self-Service Kiosks?

The United States Postal Service has installed self-serve kiosks called the Automated Postal Center (APC) in the lobbies of many post offices. Using a self-service APC is a convenient alternative to waiting in line for help at a full-service counter. APCs offer postal products, services, and even give zip code information.

There are more than 2,800 APCs in America. Most are located in the portion of a postal building that is open 24 hours, seven days per week.

Automated Postal Center APC Kiosk

APCs Offer the Following Services and Features:

Convenience & Ease of Use

APC kiosks are very convenient, easy to use, and save time. Just use the touchscreen and follow the instructions. For those who never used one before here is a video showing how to use one.

Choose a Delivery Service

Select a USPS delivery method from the choices of Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail, First-Class Mail, International Mail (under one pound), Parcel Post, and USPS Retail Ground services.

Payments Accepted

APC kiosks accept credit cards, debit cards, and EBT cash cards for payment and give a printed receipt for each transaction that includes a tracking number for each item mailed.

ZIP Code Lookup

Find a ZIP code by entering a street address and city.

Weigh a Letter or Package

Weigh a letter, large envelope, or a parcel (up to 70 lbs.).

Print Postage

Print out the correct postage based on the weight and the type of mailing service.

Buy Stamps

Stamps are available in convenient denominations and number of stamps.

Renew a Post Office Box Rental

If you’ve set up a PO box you can use an APC to process rental renewal.

Get Priority Mail Express Forms

Print out Express Mail forms.

Optional Services

Choose from the optional extra services that include Delivery Confirmation™ (with or without requiring a signature), insurance, certified mail, and return receipt requested.