Canada Post has introduced a new and very convenient system to the Reston Post Office. As of August 26, along with your postal boxes you will find parcel collection boxes. The system is quite simple: When your parcel arrives at the office it will be submitted into the system as delivered, from there you will find a red tag and key in your postal box. Each key will have a number that will unlock the designated parcel collection box. Inside you will find your parcel. You then slip the key into the red return box and that’s it!
This new system will allow you to pick up parcels outside of regular business hours with the exception of large parcels and parcels that require ID and/or a signature. With the amount of online shopping that now occurs, this will be a great transition to help customers receive their parcel at their convenience.