Published: Mon, December 21, 2015
Business | By Max Garcia

USPS delivers on Sunday ahead of holiday week

USPS delivers on Sunday ahead of holiday week

The U.S. Postal Service says you still have time to ship holiday cards and packages even with Christmas just days away.

The agency expects to deliver more than 30 million parcels by Monday and set a record for the entire Christmas season. Between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve, they expect to also deliver over 600 million packages.

As a result, approximately 30,000 seasonal employees have been added on the USPS payroll so as to cope with the extra workload during peak holiday season.

There is a surplus of packages on Monday because it is the last chance for priority mail to be sent and arrive in time for Christmas. Monday the 21st is the deadline for shipping Priority Mail, and the 23rd is the deadline if you're shelling out for Priority Mail Express.

However, there are still solutions in sight, so as to ensure prompt shipping after all.

USPS delivers on Sunday ahead of holiday week
USPS delivers on Sunday ahead of holiday week

Budzynski reminds customers to have their packages ready to go and labeled correctly before heading to the post office.

Another key aspect that USPS clients should focus on is making sure that they have written the correct delivery address, especially the right zip code. If you have the correct city but wrong zip code, your mail will be mis-routed.

Are you still waiting for that gift from grandma and grandpa to arrive at your doorstep? Thieves can follow delivery trucks and strike during working hours or when homes are empty.

Because of the growing online shopping trend, USPS officials have turned to alternative ways to get the deliveries out on time.

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