Postal Service Tips For A Less-Stressed Holiday
North American Precis Syndicate
(NAPSI)—The U.S. Postal Service plans all year for the holiday season.
With more than 240 years of experience delivering the holidays, the Postal
Service and local postal elves are ready to make this year the best one yet.
Here are some tips designed to help postal customers have a happier,
less-stressed holiday by getting those greeting cards and packages delivered
on time and intact.
Know the deadlines: Mail cards
and packages on or before the dates listed.
For military and international destination deadlines, please go to usps.com.
Get a Sneak Peek into Your Mailbox:
With Informed Delivery, customers receive an e-mail every morning with images
of incoming mail and packages. It allows packages to be rescheduled so they
can be delivered when someone is home to receive them. Customers can:
• Sign up for free services and customize the delivery of their
package by going to informeddelivery.com
• Receive text messages or e-mail alerts notifying them that a
package is en route and additional notifications when the package has been
• Provide delivery instructions online and authorize the carrier to
leave the package in a specific location
• Request the package be held at the post office by choosing the
Hold for Pickup option
• Redirect packages when they won’t be home to receive it by
choosing the USPS Package Intercept option for an additional fee.
Skip the Trip and Ship Online:
The Postal Service is uniquely qualified to deliver the
holidays—offering customers a variety of customized solutions designed
specifically to make shipping holiday packages easy and convenient. Customers
can stay home and avoid holiday hassles by:
• Ordering free Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express boxes and
envelopes at usps.com/freeboxes, or
picking them up from the local post office
• Using Click-N-Ship online at usps.com/ship
to create shipping labels with USPS Tracking and pay for postage — and
by using flat-rate shipping products, weighing isn’t necessary
• Getting packages picked up for free at home or in the office with
Package Pickup. Just hand the package to the mail carrier on his or her
regular delivery route. Pickups can also be scheduled at usps.com/pickup.
How to Avoid a Holiday Glitch: Here
are some additional tips to help ensure a glitch-free holiday:
All of this information and more can be found at usps.com/holidaynews.
“The U.S. Postal Service plans
all year for the holiday season. With more than 240 years of experience delivering
the holidays, the Postal Service and local postal elves are ready to make
this year the best one yet. You can help. http://bit.ly/2D5RnPQ”
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