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Dickinson, Watford City post offices to introduce ‘swipe and go’ technology

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced today that six U.S. Postal Service locations across the state will be introducing mobile point of sale devices this week.

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Post offices in Dickinson and Watford City are among those who will begin using mPOS devices, which allow employees to process transactions away from the counter and allow customers with simple transactions to “swipe and go,” according to a statement posted Friday on Heitkamp’s website.

“Anything we can do to make the Postal Service work better for North Dakotans is a welcome development,” Heitkamp said in the statement.

The move comes in response to numerous complaints about the postal service through Heitkamp’s recent “Fix My Mail” grassroots campaign. After a meeting between the junior senator and U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, the Postal Service committed to not only implement the mPOS devices, but to also install self-service kiosks in Dickinson, Watford City and Williston, and to keep more hours of operation at 32 post offices in North Dakota.

“I’ll continue to press the Postal Service to make sure folks throughout North Dakota have the mail delivery standards they need and deserve,” Heitkamp said.

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