USPS Christmas Delivery Deadlines
Yesterday was what the United States Postal Service (USPS) predicted as the busiest mailing day of the 2016 holiday season. With just five days left until Christmas Day, deadlines are closing in on those of you who still have cards and packages to send to relatives and friends who live counties or states away. Almost nothing is more painful than purchasing a last minute gift that will not be delivered before December 25th. While the ground service deadline for arrival before Christmas has already passed, there are some postal services that are still available. Some retailers may promise one delivery date, but the United States Postal Service has some deadlines of their own:
December 20th—First class mail
December 21st—Priority mail
December 23rd—Priority mail express
Remember, the longer you wait the more expensive your shipping will be. Do not feel alone, according to the National Retail Federation, 91% of consumers still shop after Black Friday. Therefore, plenty of gift-givers will be purchasing last-minute gifts this holiday season. This means post offices will be jam packed this week. We want you to maintain a jolly spirit, so have patience and give yourself ample time to run the post office errand this Christmas Day week.