Published: Thu, December 21, 2017
Markets | By Josh Butler

Tuesday is USPS deadline for delivery of holiday cards by Christmas

Tuesday is USPS deadline for delivery of holiday cards by Christmas

Workers gave Gibson the good news she was wishing for - her packages would arrive in NY before Christmas.

"OK, that comes to 43.30", said a post office employee.

"You know, it's for my sister", a customer said.

This is the busiest week for mailing, shipping and deliveries.

The holidays always brings with it the busiest shipping season of the year. The videos, which are 3 minutes or less, address topics such as how to properly address packages, ship packages and pack a box so items arrive safely. 200 million packages are delivered each week starting from December 11 through Christmas Eve. The U.S. Postal Service expects to deliver about 15-billion pieces of mail during the holidays.

McComas added that on an average day, almost 3 million customers visit the nation's brick-and-mortar post offices while more than 2 million customers visit online.

"It handles all the mail for 950,951, and 931 which goes all the way down to King City", said Ruiz, as he walked down a long corridor to the interior of the distribution center.

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"We think more than 850 million packages will be delivered this year", she said. "With Informed Delivery, you can track your packages and check your mail from anywhere".

"We are confident that we are able to deliver on Saturday, overnight on Saturday, if you ship it on Friday but we can't guarantee that", Davenport said.

Package sorter Amanda Passot has a Warriors touch, gently tossing packages as Steph Curry would a basketball shot, to make sure the right package gets in the right bin, and makes its way to the proper destination.

"The good news is that they still have a few more days to shop and send their gifts off, as US carriers are offering guaranteed Christmas delivery through this week", she said.

Research firm StellaService says December 19 is the most popular cutoff date for retailers, two days earlier than past year.

It's the week before Christmas, which means it's getting close to crunch time when stores are filled with last-minute shoppers trying to get that flawless gift for a loved one or friend.

But if you can't get out in time for second class, don't despair as the final date for first class and special delivery guaranteed is Thursday, December, 21. It's pricey, though. Shipments weighing up to 25 pounds cost $235.

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