US Postal Service Releases Package Shipping Deadlines

The US Postal Service releases shipping and mailing deadlines.

(WLTX) - If your holiday shopping list includes some long-distance relatives, the U.S. Postal Service has several shipping deadlines, and some of them are fast approaching.

The postal service says it will deliver more than 15 billion pieces of mail during the holiday season. To keep up with demand, Sunday delivery will be expanded beginning November 26 and select locations will see Christmas Day deliveries.

The postal service recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines:

  • December 11 - APO/FPO/DPO Priority Mail and First Class Mail
  • December 14 - USPS Retail Ground
  • December 15 - Hawaii to Mainland Priority Mail & First Class
  • December 16 - APO/FPO/DPO USPS Priority Mail Express
  • December 16 - First Class Packages, up to 15.99 ounces
  • December 19 - First Class Mail, including greeting cards
  • December 20 - Priority Mail
  • December 20 - Hawaii to Mainland Priority Mail Express
  • December 20 - Alaska to Mainland Priority Mail & First Class
  • December 21 - Alaska to Mainland Priority Mail Express
  • December 22 - Priority Mail Express

Customers may use or the online service Click-N-Ship to order free boxes, print shipping labels and purchase postage. Packages may also be tracked or scheduled using the Informed Delivery tool.

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