Rudolph’s Express Shipping Shack opens at main post office

The U.S. Postal Service kicked off the holiday season Monday by reopening Rudolph’s Express Shipping Shack and drive-by Prepaid Package Drop-Off tent.

The shipping shack is located at the Main Post Office near the Honolulu International Airport, adjacent to the retail lobby.

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The shipping shack provides customers mailing three domestic items or less and/or purchasing Forever stamps a way to bypass the traditionally long holiday lines in the lobby. This is the third year that the shipping shack has opened for the holidays.

“This shack provides a convenient way for customers with just a few packages to conduct an over-the-counter transaction with a postal clerk without having to step into the oftentimes busy Post Office lobby,” said USPS District Manager Greg Wolny.

Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays between Dec. 5 and 23 —- the three weeks leading up to Christmas — and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays Dec. 10 and 17. The shack is closed on Sundays.

The Prepaid Package Drop-Off tent, located near the entrance of the parking lot at the Main Post Office, also began operations Monday. Its hours of operation are noon to 6 p.m. on weekdays from Dec. 5 to 23, the three weeks leading up to Christmas.

The tent will enable customers, who’ve paid for and printed out their postage at, to drive up and drop off their prepaid packages without getting out of their cars.

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