USPS experiences busiest week of the year, leading up to Christmas

If you need to send something but couldn't make it to the Post Office on Tuesday, you can still get your cards to their destination by Christmas if you send it through Priority Mail tomorrow.

Workers gave Gibson the good news she was wishing for - her packages would arrive in NY before Christmas. The Post Office will be busy. "It's for New Year's", said David Hamilton, customer.

The USPS estimates three billion pieces of First-Class Mail will be delivered this week before Christmas.

The Postal Service already delivers packages on Sundays in most major cities and, to handle the surge in volume, the organization is expanding its Sunday delivery operations in select high package volume locations during the holiday season.

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"It's obvious, people are shipping and mailing more items out of state and to different areas of the state than ever before", Smith added.

This is the first time the U.S. Postal Service is delivering mail as early as four in the morning.

McComas added that on an average day, almost 3 million customers visit the nation's brick-and-mortar post offices while more than 2 million customers visit USPS.com online. "His other gifts are all Thomas [the train] related, and he loves to read and he gets to read three books every night before he goes to bed", Trowbridge said.

"Our decision to extend click and collect cut-off times this Christmas means that for our customers the stress of Christmas shopping is a thing of the past, allowing them to spend more time with their families and less time chasing parcels at this important time of year". "With Informed Delivery, you can track your packages and check your mail from anywhere".

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The post office will be fully-staffed through the week- in the lobby and behind closed doors, where mail is piled up and waiting to be delivered.

"Make sure you know your rights this Christmas just in case something unexpected happens to your delivery".

"The good news is that they still have a few more days to shop and send their gifts off, as USA carriers are offering guaranteed Christmas delivery through this week", she said.

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