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So you just received your new postal uniform allowance for the year, and confirmed your balance on your Uniform Allowance Purchase Card (UAPC). Or perhaps you're a city carrier assistant (CCA) and you've received your CCA voucher (nice!), but you're a bit confused on where you can purchase postal uniforms. You know there are some shops that sell online, and there are probably 1 or 2 local uniform stores near you (who may or may not be authorized to sell postal uniforms), and you've heard that every now and then someone will arrive to your station with some sort of catalog of postal uniforms....

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Even though you may search and find postal uniforms (or some iteration of) for sale on Amazon & eBay. They may seem tempting to purchase, maybe because they're used & cheaper, maybe because they have a particular item in your size, or maybe because you're run out of allotment on your uniform allowance purchase card and you just want another bulky knit cardigan. But, you actually aren't authorized to purchase postal uniforms on those sites.  If you're a CCA however, you'll want to check out our guide on how to use your CCA voucher to buy specific uniforms, since you...

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So you're probably here because you have some postal allowance to spend on new postal uniforms, and you're wondering which ones are the MUST HAVES that you need to buy. That's a great question. City letter carriers, CCA, & motor vehicle support/drivers have the most options, and most variety, when it comes to postal uniforms, because it's a position that has to take into account the weather & other elements. Uniforms for these crafts are collectively known as Type 1 Postal Uniforms. The USPS has created a comprehensive list for authorized uniform items for every craft, which you can check out...

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