NEW YORK (OCN) — The Postal Service established International Service Centers (ISCs) a few years ago in 1996 so that they would become more competitive in the international mail market against companies like Fedex and UPS. ISCs distribute and dispatch both incoming and outgoing international mail and has facilities located in five major cities: New York, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
Do you shop on the Internet? If you do and order from Asia, expect your package to end up here if they seller ships through their Post Office. It might cost a lot more that the items you are purchasing but you may want to request them ship with a more expensive carrier or from a USA seller who has the product is stock but for a bit more due to them doing the same.