The U.S. Postal Service announced the 2016 holiday mailing and shipping deadlines for domestic and international destinations. Prepare for the busy shopping and shipping season, USPS encourages to ship early.
To ensure timely delivery of cards, letters and packages within the United States by December 25th, the Postal Service recommends that customers ship their items by the following dates:
Mail by Dates — Domestic Services
- Thursday, December 15 – USPS Retail Ground
Ground service for less-than-urgent deliveries and oversized packages.
- Tuesday, December 20 – First-Class Mail
Service for standard-sized, single-piece envelopes and small packages weighing up to 13 ounces with delivery in 3 business days or less.
- Wednesday, December 21 – Priority Mail
Domestic service in 1, 2 or 3 business days based on where the package is mailed and where it’s being sent.
- Friday, December 23 – Priority Mail Express
Fastest domestic service, guaranteed overnight scheduled delivery to most locations. Some restrictions and exceptions apply. Please note, Priority Mail Express postage refund eligibility is adjusted for shipments mailed between Dec. 22 and Dec. 25.
The Postal Service offers a wide variety of shipping supplies in multiple sizes at local Post Offices. Customers may also ship using their own materials. Complete military mailing deadlines to APO/FPO/DPO destinations worldwide can be found at: http://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2016/pr16_080.htm.
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