Holiday Shipping Tips & Tricks from the United State Postal Service

RBC | Americans are expected to make Cyber Monday 2016 the largest ever and the U.S. Postal Service, the largest e-commerce deliverer, is ready. The Postal Service will handle approximately 750 million packages this holiday season, an increase of more than 12 percent over last year. This is double the volume of packages handled just four years ago. According to market researcher Adobe Digital Insights, Cyber Monday sales will exceed $3 billion, an increase of 9.4 percent over last year. For those wanting a stress-free holiday without leaving the comforts of home, the Postal Service offers solutions on usps.com that make gift-shipping easy and convenient.
– Order free flat-rate USPS Priority boxes at usps.com/freeboxes—delivered to any home or business
– Skip the trip with Click-N-Ship. Create mailing labels with USPS Tracking and print postage online at usps.com/ship
– Free package pickup when the carrier delivers the mail
– Additionally, the Postal Service offers an entire suite of products and services to make holiday mailing and shipping simple.
For free shipping supplies, holiday stamp purchases, shipping deadlines and more, visit usps.com. Important mailing deadlines: Dec. 9—Military APO/FPO/DPO Priority Mail and APO / FPO First-Class Mail Dec. 15—USPS Retail Ground (domestic) Dec. 16—Military APO/FPO/DPO Priority Mail Express Dec. 20—First-Class Mail Cards and Letters Dec. 21—Priority Mail Dec. 23—Priority Mail Express The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.