USPS announces holiday shipping deadlines
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. —
The U.S. Postal Service is preparing to deliver more than 15 billion pieces of mail throughout the holiday season.
Soon, post offices will be flooded with people shipping gifts.
But, if you're waiting until the last minute to send something special, here are a few domestic shipping deadlines to ensure your gifts arrive by Christmas:
- December 16 - First Class Packages
- December 19 - First Class Mail (Including Greeting Cards)
- December 20 - Priority Mail
- December 22 - Priority Mail Express
And if you're not a packing pro, the post office also offers pre-paid boxes to help ship items with ease.
The U.S. Postal Service also says in the two weeks leading up to Christmas, it plans to deliver 200 million packages per week.