Holiday shipping season: U.S. Postal Service shipping deadlines

By David Rupert
Special to The SUN

The U.S. Postal Service expects to deliver a total of approximately 15.5 billion cards, letters, flats and packages during the 2015 holiday season. In addition, it is projecting approximately 600 million packages will be delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, which is an increase of 10.5 percent over last year’s volume.

Busiest mailing and
delivery days

The Postal Service predicts that Monday, Dec. 14, will be the busiest mailing and shipping day for holiday packages, letters and cards. The busiest mailing day also is expected to be the Postal Service’s busiest day online, with more than 7 million customers predicted to visit usps.com.

Monday, Dec. 21, is expected to be the busiest delivery day for holiday packages, cards and letters. The Postal Service anticipates that more than 30 million packages will be delivered on the peak delivery day alone.

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This story was posted on December 3, 2015.