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

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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.