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The Year’s Busiest Mailing and Shipping Week

More Than 28 Million Packages Delivered Per Day This Week

WASHINGTON — Many consumers are in a sprint to the finish getting their holiday gifts and greetings in the mail. This week is anticipated to be the busiest week of the holiday mailing and shipping season for the Postal Service. The agency expects to process and deliver nearly 2.5 billion pieces of mail, including packages, this week alone.

Overall, the Postal Service anticipates delivering 800 million packages between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

The Postal Service has expanded its Sunday delivery operations in select high package volume locations. The agency already delivers packages on Sundays in most major cities and expects to deliver more than 8 million packages each Sunday in December. Mail carriers will also deliver Priority Mail Express packages for an additional fee on Christmas Day in select locations.

Wrap It Up and Put a Bow on It From Home

It’s predicted that today will be the busiest day for online postal consumers, with more than 8.5 million visitors expected to visit usps.com for help shipping that special holiday gift. It’s estimated nearly 400,000 consumers will use the Click-N-Ship feature and other online services today to print shipping labels, purchase postage, order free Priority Mail boxes, and even request free next-day Package Pickup. Plus, usps.com is always open.

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