Holiday packages are heading out through the mail, and the U.S. Postal Service expects more than 658 million items on just one day.
Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. That's what the United States Postal Service expects will be the busiest mailing day of the year. According to a press release, U.S. Postal Service officials predict more than 658 million cards, letters and packages will be mailed on that day, compared to 528 million pieces on an average day. Over the holidays, Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve, the U.S. Postal Service expects to deliver 17.9 billion cards, letters and packages. Because of this busy time, officials want to remind the public that Dec. 20 is the last day to send First-Class Mail, in order to have it reach its destination by Christmas Eve. After Dec. 20, the U.S. Postal Service recommends using Priority Mail, a 2-day service to most of the country. Any …
The United States Postal Service offers tips and suggestions so holiday packages arrive in time for the holidays.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Are you one of the many holiday revelers with families and friends spread all over the country and the world? If so, even before you dive into that gift list, it's important to know how early must you buy, wrap and post holiday gifts so they get to their destination in time for the holidays. “The holiday season is the busiest time of year for the postal service but we are prepared to deliver,” Atlanta District Manager Salvatore Vacca said in a press release. During this holiday season, Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, the postal service also expects: Here are some suggestions and mailing deadline dates from the United States Postal Service (USPS) to ensure your gifts are delivered on time and in one piece: USPS recommends the following mail…