Busiest Days at the United States Postal Service for Holiday Mail

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Busiest Mailing and Delivery Days
The Postal Service predicts that Monday, Dec. 19, will be the busiest mailing and shipping day for holiday packages, letters and cards. Thursday, Dec. 22, is expected to be the busiest delivery day for holiday packages, cards and letters. The Postal Service anticipates nearly 30 million packages will be delivered on the peak delivery day alone.
Skip the Trip and Ship Online
Dec. 19 will also be the Postal Service’s busiest day online with more than 7 million customers predicted to visit usps.com that day alone. Customers can avoid holiday hassles by visiting usps.com — the Postal Service’s website that will help make mailing and shipping easier than ever. Millions of customers will skip the trip to the Post Office altogether and take advantage of convenient online shipping this holiday season. Click-N-Ship and other online services allow customers to order free Priority Mail boxes, print shipping labels, purchase postage and even request free next-day Package Pickup from the mail carrier.
2016 Christmas Shipping Deadlines
The Postal Service recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines:
· Nov. 7 – APO/FPO/DPO USPS Retail Ground
· Dec. 9 – APO/FPO/DPO Priority Mail & First Class Mail
· Dec. 15 – USPS Retail Ground
· Dec. 20 – First Class Mail
· Dec. 21 – Priority Mail
· Dec. 23 – Priority Mail Express

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