The Lakewood Post Office is located at 6120 Swiss Ave. Photo by Renee Umsted.

Two U.S. Postal Service post offices in our neighborhood are now participating in the USPS Connect Local pilot program.

The program, which started July 19, helps businesses and organizations provide local-to-local same-day or next-day package delivery at affordable prices. It launched in three Dallas locations and is now available at the University Post Office and Lakewood Post Office.

After businesses sign up for the program, they can bring prepaid labeled packages directly to the back dock of the post office closest to their package destinations. To submit package information, print shipping labels, pay for postage and receive tracking numbers, click here. Packages must be dropped off between 5-7 a.m. for same-day delivery or 30 minutes before the back dock closes for next-day delivery.

They will get delivery rates usually only given to large-volume mailers.

More locations are expected to offer the pilot program in future months.

University Post Office: 5606 SMU Blvd., serves ZIP codes 75205, 75206, 75360 and 75372

Lakewood Post Office: 6120 Swiss Ave., serves ZIP codes 75214 and 75359

Read more about post offices in our neighborhood here.