Video: Mail carriers embrace the holiday rush with Sunday deliveries

12.21.14 KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) — It’s crunch time for the U.S. Post Office with only three days left to make sure your packages make it to their destinations on time. “Very busy, but we wouldn’t have it any other way,” said Justin Smith, a mail carrier with the Kettering Post Office. Postal carriers like Justin […]

USPS network operations in full force for the holidays

Peak Performance 12.19.14 Postal facilities across the nation are working hard to keep the mail moving during the peak holiday season. Atlanta District is having its biggest season ever. One example: Package volume at the Peachtree P&DC has surged 23 percent this month compared to last year, with 735,000 packages processed Dec. 15 alone. In […]

Video: USPS expects billions of pieces of mail during holidays

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The holiday season is especially busy for the United States Postal Service. On average, the Postal Service processes 523 pieces of mail every day. During the holiday season, that increases to 553 million pieces of mail.This Monday, the Postal Service expects to process about 640 pieces of mail. The Postal Service […]

Watford City, ND Post Office overwhelmed and understaffed leading into holidays

(November 18, 2014)  Watford City, North Dakota – With the holidays fast approaching, the local Watford City Post Office is feeling the pressure of trying to adequately meet the needs of their customers with an insufficient amount of staffing and an enormous amount of mail volume. “The hardest part in getting employees here is the […]

USPS to deliver packages seven days a week during holidays

Double-digit package growth predicted during the busy holiday shipping season WASHINGTON — The Postal Service kicked off the holiday shipping season today by announcing that it will be delivering packages seven days a week in major cities and high volume areas starting Nov. 17 through Christmas Day in response to expected double-digit package volume growth. […]

USPS Provides Holiday Shipping Tips and 2014 Christmas Shipping Deadlines

(October 22, 2014) WASHINGTON  — With Christmas just two months away, the U.S. Postal Service is offering holiday shipping tips to help customers ship the 15.5 billion cards, letters and packages expected to be delivered in time for Christmas. “The key to holiday shipping is being prepared and starting early,” advises U.S. Postal Service Consumer […]