USPS expects more than 640 million pieces of mail on Monday

Postal Service Ready for Busiest Mailing Day of the Year

WASHINGTON — Monday, Dec. 15, will mark the Postal Service’s busiest mailing day of the year with more than 640 million cards, letters and packages expected to be processed. Last year 607 million pieces of mail were delivered during the holiday season, reflecting an increase due to growth in advertising and mail package volume.

“We are ready for the rush and ready to deliver,” said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. “This isn’t just our busiest time of year — it’s our season. Customers can count on the Postal Service to deliver their holiday gifts in time for Christmas as we have for the past 239 years.”

The Postal Service is delivering seven days a week in major cities and high volume areas including Christmas Day. Dec. 20 is the deadline to send greeting cards, packages and letters to ensure delivery in time for Christmas. For the last-minute shoppers, Dec. 23 is the deadline for sending packages using Priority Mail Express.

Customers can skip the trip to the Post Office altogether and ship online using the Postal Service’s website, Using Click-N-Ship, customers can print shipping labels for postage. The popular Priority Mail Flat Rate Holiday Boxes virtually eliminate the need to weigh packages.

Customers also may request free package pickup online, The Postal Service will pick up packages as part of regular mail delivery the next business day and, unlike with other shipping companies, there is no fee for this service.

3 thoughts on “USPS expects more than 640 million pieces of mail on Monday

  1. But guess what??? We will be told that we are still expected to make our street scans. We are robots. Nothing like feeling under appreciated when you are out there busting your butt. City mail carriers are the ones they all come down on. Wake up upper management!!!!!!!!!!

  2. the only ones getting OT at the Melville, NY 117/119 PD & C are the mismanagers……place flooded “holiday” help. thanks cliff guffy & liz powell!

  3. Who new?? All we hear from our supervisors is how we are going broke and thats why we must change the delivery standard and close more processing offices. We are going to lose our tour 1 automation operations January 5th. I guess we must give them our night shift pay so they can give discounts to the big mailers. The general public gets their mail slower, and the standard mail gets worked 2 days ahead. I thought this was a service to the American people??

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