As the holiday season approaches, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is gearing up to handle the expected increase in package deliveries.
Officials say it’s important to send packages early to ensure timely delivery for the holidays.
According to the USPS, key dates for mailing are December 16 for ground advantage and first-class mail, December 20 for priority mail, and December 21 for express mail.
These deadlines are crucial for those wanting their packages to arrive before the holidays.
USPS also offers several tips to ensure a smooth mailing experience for customers. They recommend sending packages early, signing up for the free informed delivery service, and ensuring safe shipping practices.
Certain items, such as metallic mercury found in thermometers, barometers, and blood pressure monitors, are prohibited in the mail stream. For the latest updates on shipping dates and mail cutoff times, customers are encouraged to visit the USPS website at www.usps.com/holidaynews. With these measures in place, USPS is ready to handle the demands of the 2023 holiday season.
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