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Today is the Busiest Mail Day of the Year

December 20, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Bryn Athyn Post Office - File (Tom Sofield)

Today is expected to be the busiest day of the year for the United State Postal Service, they expect to receive 800 million packages, cards and letters today, a 40 percent increase from the 559 million packages and letters they receive on an average day.

“If customers get their cards and packages to us by Tuesday, Dec. 21, we’ll get them delivered by Christmas,” Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe told the Washington Post.

The postal service says to get your packages and cards (First Class) into the mail today to make sure they are delivered in time for the Christmas holiday.

Tuesday is the deadline for sending parcels with Priority Mail.

The USPS also says that this Wednesday, Dec. 22, is the recommended final day for customers using Express Mail.

Here are two ways you can also avoid long lines at the post office:

Buy your postage online
– Pack your package and weigh it on any scale in your home
– Go online to this USPS postage website
– Buy your mailing label, print it, and tape it to your package
– Leave it for the mail carrier who stops at your home or use this website to schedule a pickup the following day

Buy stamps at other stores
– Several supermarkets, drug stores, and other shops sell postage stamps with no added charge
(From http://www.wtsp.com)

Also remember the post office closes early on Christmas eve and is closed on Christmas.

Tom Sofield (tsofield@buxmontnews.com)
Online Editor

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