USPS gears up for busy holiday season

Dec 2, 2015 11:40 AM by Mega Sugianto

The U.S. Postal Service expects the 2015 holiday season to be the busiest mailing season yet.

USPS reports about 15.5 billion cards, letters, flats, and packages will be delivered, a 10% increase from 2014.

To ensure packages and mail are delivered on time, here are deadlines for USPS.

Mail-by Dates (Domestic Services)

  • Dec. 15 - Standard Post
    Ground service for less-than-urgent deliveries and oversized packages.
  • Dec. 19 - First Class Mail
    Service for standard-sized, single-piece envelopes and small packages weighing up to 13 ounces with delivery in 3 business days or less.
  • Dec. 21 - Priority Mail
    Domestic service in 1, 2, or 3 business days based on where your package starts and where it’s being sent, variety of Flat Rate options.
  • Dec. 23 - Priority Mail Express
    Fastest domestic service, guaranteed overnight scheduled delivery to most locations. Some restrictions and exceptions apply. Please note, Priority Mail Express postage refund eligibility is adjusted for shipments mailed Dec. 22 through Dec. 25.

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