(WTVM) – The U.S. Postal Service has announced the 2016 holiday mailing and shipping deadlines for domestic and international destinations as customers begin to prepare for the busy shopping and shipping season.
Customers are encouraged to ship early. To ensure timely delivery of cards, letters and packages within the U.S. by Dec. 25, the Postal Service recommends that customers ship their items by the following dates:
- Dec. 15 – USPS Retail Ground: Ground service for less than urgent deliveries and oversized packages.
- Dec. 20 – First-Class mail: Service for standard-sized, single-piece envelopes and small packages weighing up to 13 ounces with delivery in three business days or less.
- Dec. 21 – Priority Mail: Domestic service in 1, 2 or 3 business days based on where the package is mailed and where it’s being sent, variety of flat-rate options.
- Dec. 23 – Priority Mail Express: Fastest domestic service guaranteed overnight scheduled delivery to most locations. Some restrictions and exceptions apply.
For more information on mailing and shipping services click here.