Post offices prepare for holiday shipping

Andrew Cummings
December 16, 2017

- UPS My Choice: This service provides customers a way to manage their deliveries by providing delivery alerts via email or phone; managing deliveries with an online calendar; changing the delivery address, date, time, or choosing a two hour window; or making arrangements to pick up a package at a UPS location.

"The holidays are a busy and rewarding time for our employees as they work around the clock for their customers to ensure all holiday cards and packages are processed and delivered on-time", said Kowalski. "We are delivering packages seven days a week in larger cities and smaller cities where volumes merit".

UPS expects to deliver 750 million packages and FedEx is planning for 400 million packages. "We just want to make sure that all of our customers receive all of their mail, every day, timely, accurately, and safety is our priority".

If you think you're busy during the holidays, the U-S Postal Service is right in the middle of their busy season as well. If you're shipping with the United States Postal Service (USPS) internationally, for Priority Mail Express the deadline is December 14, and for Global Guaranteed it's December 19.

Tuesday the 19th is First Class Mail and greeting cards. This can be done by using Priority Mail Express.

Friday, December 22, 2017, is the very last day to get a package to its destination in the United States for those who wait until the last minute.

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