Postal Service’s Game Face On For Busiest Delivery Day of the Year

December 17, 2014

WASHINGTON — Tomorrow is the busiest delivery day of the year with the Postal Service projecting a 12 percent increase in package volume over last year’s holiday season. More than 470 million packages will be delivered between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.

“This is our season and with Thursday being the busiest delivery day of the year, we’re stepping up to the plate to deliver millions of packages tomorrow,” said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. “Double digit increases in package business tell us America has placed their trust in us to get their packages delivered in time for holidays — and we’re committed to do just that.”

The Postal Service is delivering seven days a week in major cities and high volume areas including Christmas Day. Dec. 20 is the deadline to mail greeting cards, packages and letters to ensure delivery in time for Christmas. For the last-minute shoppers, Dec. 23 is the deadline for sending packages using Priority Mail Express.


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