Friday, April 16, 2021

Skip the Trip and Ship Online

While there may not be a busiest day for shipping this year, the Postal Service anticipates that Dec. 18 will be the Postal Service’s busiest day online with more than 7 million customers predicted to visit for help shipping that special holiday gift. Customers can avoid holiday hassles by visiting — the Postal Service’s website that helps make mailing and shipping easier than ever.

The Postal Service offers a new feature this year to help you track and schedule package delivery. Our Informed Delivery tool not only allows you to see your incoming mail and packages, it also allows you to reschedule delivery of your packages to ensure you’re able to be home to receive them.

2017 Holiday Shipping Deadlines
The Postal Service recommends the
following mailing and shipping deadlines:
• Nov. 6 – APO/FPO/DPO USPS Retail
• Dec. 11 – APO/FPO/DPO Priority Mail
& First Class Mail
• Dec. 14 – USPS Retail Ground
• Dec. 15 – Hawaii to Mainland Priority
Mail & First Class
• Dec. 16 – APO/FPO/DPO USPS
Priority Mail Express
• Dec. 16 – First Class Packages (up to
15.99 ounces)
• Dec. 19 – First Class Mail (including
greeting cards)
• Dec. 20 – Priority Mail
• Dec. 20 – Hawaii to Mainland Priority
Mail Express
• Dec. 20 – Alaska to Mainland Priority
Mail & First Class
• Dec. 21 – Alaska to Mainland Priority
Mail Express
• Dec. 22 – Priority Mail Express

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars
for operating expenses and relies on the sale
of postage, products and services to fund its

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