The holidays are quickly approaching, and as you’re getting ready to send cards and packages to friends and family, it’s important to keep in mind that you’re not the only one. In 2018, it was estimated that the Postal Service™ processed 16 billion pieces of mail and 900 million packages. USPS® customer traffic is expected to increase beginning the week of December 9, and December 16 – 22 is predicted to be the busiest week for mailing, shipping, and delivery.
Below you’ll find recommended domestic shipping dates for expected delivery before December 25, 2019. Remember that the delivery date may vary based on origin, destination, acceptance time, and other conditions.
Domestic Mail Class/Product Date (excluding Alaska & Hawaii)
First-Class Mail® Service – Dec. 20
Priority Mail® Service – Dec. 21
Priority Mail Express® Service – Dec. 23
USPS Retail Ground® – Dec. 14
Click here to view additional dates for shipping to Alaska and Hawaii, and also international and military mail.
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