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Rural carrier helps customer with shipping

Mireya Hernandez, a Frisco, TX, rural carrier, helped bring in $73,440 for the Postal Service.

A sales lead from a rural carrier in Texas has resulted in a shipping deal worth more than $73,000 for the Postal Service.

Mireya Hernandez, who works at the East Frisco Carrier Annex, helped a customer who was looking to reduce shipping costs.

Hernandez took the customer’s information and submitted a lead.

Joseph Fandozzi Buggs, a sales representative, followed up with the customer and closed a shipping deal worth $73,440 in new estimated annualized revenue for the Postal Service.

“This customer is an eBay reseller and was using a competitor for shipping,” said Lou DeReinzo, a small-business senior specialist at USPS headquarters in Washington, DC. “But Mireya knew that USPS could do better and took the extra effort to help her customer save on shipping.”

Sales generated from employee leads are included in the USPS Delivering for Main Street campaign to raise revenue through sales leads.

The Postal Service is encouraging as many employees as possible to submit at least one lead by Sept. 30 through LEADing Together, a new program that makes it easier to pass along sales tips.

The LEADing Together portal combines the Postal Service’s six employee lead generation programs into one.

Postal employees with ACE IDs can submit leads through the new Employee Lead Entry site on Blue by selecting the “LEADing Together” link under “Featured Topics.” Employees who do not have an ACE ID can access the site through LiteBlue by selecting “LEADing Together” under the “Featured Topics” tab.

Customer 360 users can click on “LEADing Together” to access the site on that platform. Letter carriers who use a mobile delivery device, or MDD, can enter leads while on street mode, under option “U.” Business Connect Portal users have to enter a lead through the Employee Lead Entry site if an activity requires sales assistance or has resulted in a sale.

The Small Business and Lead Generation Programs Blue page has more information about how employees can submit a lead.