The U.S. Postal Service offers tips and suggestions so holiday packages arrive in time for the holidays.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Do you have family and friends spread all across the country and the world? If so, even before you dive into that gift list, it's important to know how early must you buy, wrap and post holiday gifts so they get to their destination in time for the holidays. Here are some suggestions and mailing deadline dates from the U.S. Postal Service to ensure your gifts are delivered on time and in one piece: Packing tips from the USPS: Calculated for December 25, 2012. Domestic Mail Class/Product Dates First-Class Mail® Service Dec. 20 Priority Mail® Service Dec. 21 Express Mail® Service Dec. 22 Parcel Post® Service Dec. 14 Destination Network Distribution Center (DNDC) Drop Ship Dec. 19 Destination Delivery Unit (DDU) Drop Ship Dec. 21 Destination …
Facing bankruptcy, the U.S. Postal Service is planning to close post offices and processing centers, which could result in slower delivery times.
An estimated $3 billion in U.S. Postal Service reductions is expected to create delivery delays for the first time in decades. Details of the wide-sweeping changes, which are expected to include closing 3,700 local post offices and cutting 100,000 employees, are expected to be released today, The Huffington Post reported. Saturday delivery, which has been in question as the postal service faces bankruptcy, will remain for at least two years. The cuts would reportedly close roughly 250 of the nearly 500 mail processing centers across the country as early as next March. Because the consolidations would increase the distance mail travels from post office to processing centers, the agency also would lower delivery standards that have been in …