US Postal service sees influx of holiday shipping
Posted December 16, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Time is running out if you want your holiday cards and gifts to reach their destinations before Christmas.
The United States Postal Service says Friday is the deadline for First-Class Mail service for domestic delivery before Dec. 24.
Priority Mail Service's deadline is Saturday, Dec. 21, and the deadline for Priority Mail Express is Monday, Dec. 23.
The postal service expected to process about 610 million pieces of mail on Monday – about 80 million more letters and packages than the average day.
FedEx and UPS have similar shipping deadlines.
The last day to ship for FedEx's two-day delivery is Saturday, and Monday for Standard Overnight and Priority Overnight deliveries.
Shipping UPS? The last day for normal pickup and delivery services if Friday, Dec. 20, Second-Day Air packages shipped then will be delivered by Dec. 24.