Post Office Announces Mail-By Dates
The U.S. Postal Service is expecting to handle a record number of packages this holiday season. One of the major reasons is the increase in online shopping which, when combined with the usual sending of cards and letters is expected to result in an increase of some 20% over last seasons mailings. Getting your packages in the mail on time is of great importance especially if they are going overseas to our servicemen and women so here is a list of mail-by dates.
November 14th – APO/FPO Parcel Post Military Deadline
December 3rd – Priority Mail International
December 10th – Priority Mail Military
December 11th – Express Mail International
December 14th – Parcel Post
December 17th – Global Express Guaranteed
December 20th – First-Class Mail
December 21th – Priority Mail
December 22nd – Express Mail
The service has also launched usps.com/cheer, a new dedicated holiday website where customers can print shipping labels, order free Priority Mail boxes, purchase postage and request a free package pickup.