USPS launches special holiday delivery

Published 12:20 am Saturday, November 22, 2014

The United StatesPostal Service announced Friday that Andalusia area mail carriers will deliver packages seven days a week beginning tomorrow and going through Christmas Day.

Andalusia’s location is among those that experience continued double-digit package volume growth, officials said.

“The Postal Service ships more packages to more places than anyone else,” said District Manager Mary A. Sullivan. “During the holidays, we’re raising the bar with enhanced tracking and Sunday delivery, providing excellent service and reliability that only Santa can compete with.”

The Postal Service said that Sunday package delivery serves as a commitment to provide customers superior service as the nation’s mail carriers continue to respond for the increase in package business stemming from the growth in e-commerce.

“Every household in America relies on us to get their packages in home for the holidays, and we take great pride in taking on that responsibility,” Sullivan said. “We’re prepared to do whatever it takes for delivery for customers.”

The USPS expects its package quota to range from 450 to 470 million packages, which is roughly a 12 to 14 percent increase over last year.

“This is truly our season at the Postal Service. It is crunch time,” Sullivan said. “We have stepped up our game to ensure America that USPS can be counted on to deliver their cards, gifts and letters in time for the holidays.”

Additionally, the USPS recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines for the holidays:

• Dec. 2 – First Class Mail International/Priority Mail International;

• Dec. 10 – Priority Mail Express International;

• Dec. 15 –Standard post;

• Dec. 17 –Global Express Guaranteed;

• Dec. 20 –First Class Mail/Priority Mail (domestic); and

• Dec. 23 – Priority Mail Express.