To ensure that gifts and cards arrive on time for Christmas, the US Postal Service is urging shoppers to send their holiday packages earlier this year.
As the economy has been hit hard by the Code 19 epidemic, shortages and rising prices have affected all kinds of products and commodities, prompting retailers to recommend consumers to shop early or as a holiday gift. They run the risk of not finding the product.
On supply issues, USPS has slowed mail delivery and reduced post office hours across the country. The new standards will increase delivery times for first-class mail by 39% and for magazines such as magazines by 93%.
According to USPS, the adjustment is part of “Delivering to America”, a 10-year plan to achieve the postal service’s financial stability and service excellence.
Meanwhile, the ongoing. Crowd problems Supplies at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports could be affected in the next few months.
The price goes up.
The temporary price increase is available until December 26 for popular retail and business shipping products, including military shipping.
The USPS said in a statement: “These provisional rates will keep the postal service competitive while providing revenue to the agency to cover the additional costs that are expected to peak in 2020 at similar levels.” The volume is expected to increase. ” Despite the temporary increase, the postal service has one of the lowest mail rates in the industrial world and continues to offer high shipping values.
Temporary prices increase for Preferred Mail, Preferred Mail Express, Parcel Select Ground and USPS.
Retail Ground and First Class Package Service are as follows.
• PM and PME flat rate boxes and envelopes – $ 0.75.
1 zone 1-4, 0-10 lbs. 0.25
5 zones 5-9, 0-10 lbs. 75 0.75
1 zone 1-4, 11-20 lbs. $ 1.50.
Zone 5-9, -20 11-20. $ 3.00
1 zone 1-4, 21-70 lbs. $ 2.50
5 zones 5-9, 21-70 lbs. $ 5.00
First Class Package Service – $ 0.30.
A local Zone Price Calculator Available online.
Rising prices do not affect international products.
2021 Holiday Delivery Deadline.
USPS Christmas Day recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines for expected delivery to the home address by December 25.
- November 6 – USPS Retail Ground (Air / Army Post Office / Flat Post Office / Diplomatic Post Office)
- December 9 – Priority Mail and First Class Mail (Air / Army Post Office / Flat Post Office / Diplomatic Post Office)
- December 15 – USPS Retail Ground.
- December 16 – USPS Priority Mail Express Military (Air / Army Post Office / Flat Post Office / Diplomatic Post Office)
- December 17 – First class mail.
- December 17 – First class packages (small, up to 15.99 ounces)
- December 18 – Preferred mail.
- December 23 – Preferred Mail Express.
Vacation delivery tips.
The busiest season for USPS begins two weeks before Christmas. Customer traffic at all Post Office locations is expected to increase steadily from Saturday, December 6, with December 13-18 being the busiest mailing, shipping and delivery week of the season.
Skip the post office trip and visit instead. usps.com. The Postal Service expects December 19 to be the busiest day online, with 12.5 million users offering to visit the website to support this special holiday gift.
USPS estimates that about 500,000 users will use it. Click n ship feature. And other online services for free preferential mailboxes, print shipping labels, postage purchase and even order on December 14
Request free package pickup the next day.
You can get or order free preferential mail flat rate boxes at local post offices. online. One feature is that you can schedule free package pickups when your carrier sends you mail.
And, holiday and winter based stamps are available. online Or at one of more than 34,000 post office locations.