Published: Sat, December 16, 2017
Finance | By Loren Pratt

USPS to deliver earlier, later and seven days a week during holidays

USPS to deliver earlier, later and seven days a week during holidays

Hargadon said if you haven't already done so, make sure to ship any packages you may have in time.

The Postal Service is projecting about 15 billion pieces of mail, including more than 850 million packages, will be delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve. "We ask customers that are expecting a package to please turn on their porch light so our letter carriers can deliver safely". "We are delivering packages seven days a week in larger cities and smaller cities where volumes merit". During the two week stretch leading into Christmas, the Postal Service expects to deliver almost 200 million packages per week. "The 20th would be the last day you can do priority mail".

Dec. 19: UPS 3 Day Select shipments picked up today will be scheduled for delivery on Tuesday, Dec. 26.

The post office is also offering the option to have your present delivered on Christmas Day, but the longer you wait to ship your package the more expensive it will be. Visit the Postal Service Holiday Newsroom at to get the full list of deadlines, pricing and shipping tips.

Holiday packages to most military addresses should be in the mail by December 16 using Priority Mail Express Military Service. This can be done by using Priority Mail Express.

Last-minute shoppers - and shippers - have until Wednesday to use the expedited Priority Express service for their best chance to get holiday cheer under the Christmas tree on time.

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