BISMARCK — Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is expected that more holiday gifts and greetings will be sent through the mail than ever before, according to a press release from the United States Postal Service.
Per the release:
Sunday delivery will be expanded beginning Nov. 29 to locations with high package volumes. USPS already delivers packages on Sundays in most major cities. Mail carriers will also deliver packages on Christmas Day for an additional fee in select locations.
The busiest time of the season peaks two weeks before Christmas. Customer traffic is expected to increase beginning Dec. 7, with the week of Dec. 14-21 predicted to be the busiest mailing, shipping and delivery week.
Consumers are able to ship packages without leaving home by visiting usps.com or using the Click-N-Shipfeature for help shipping holiday gifts, ordering free Priority Mail boxes, printing shipping labels, purchasing postage and requesting free next-day package pickup.
The USPS recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines for expected delivery by Dec. 25 to Air/Army Post Office, Fleet Post Office, Diplomatic Post Office and domestic addresses:
Additional tools and tips for having a successful holiday mailing and shipping season:
For more information, visit usps.com/holidaynews.