When to ship your holiday packages

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The U.S. Postal Service says it will deliver some 15.5 billion cards, letters and packages this holiday season.

USPS says it expects to deliver 600 million packages between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve — that’s 10.5 percent more than last year. To handle the increase, it’s hiring 30,000 workers nationwide.

In some major cities and high-volume areas, USPS is delivering packages seven days per week for the four weeks leading up to Christmas. It said it expects to deliver about 5 million packages on each of the four Sundays before Christmas.

To help you make sure your package arrives by Christmas, USPS offered thesedeadlines:

  • Dec. 8: Priority Mail Express International
  • Dec. 15: Standard Post
  • Dec. 19: First Class Mail
  • Dec. 19: Global Express Guaranteed
  • Dec. 21: Priority Mail
  • Dec. 23: Priority Mail Express

Dec. 14 is expected to be the busiest shipping day of this holiday season, while Dec. 21 will be the busiest delivery day.

You can also sign up online to track your packages and get real-time delivery notifications.

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Online:

Track your packages with myusps.com

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