Information compiled and written by Robert Voss
You may have received in your mailbox the United States Postal Service (USPS) the holiday reminder mailer. The mailer headline reads, “We have all you need to connect to those you love.” They wanted to inform customers about shipping with the postal service. These days many consumers have plenty of option for shipping from UPS, Fedex, DHL, and much more.
The inside of the mailer states, [We’re go the distance to bring you closer. Stay in touch with all your loved ones this year with our tools, services, and package tracking – all accessible on yps.com/together]
Need Stamps? Don’t forget the stamps. The UPS suggests stocking up on stamps to send season’s greetings. “The perfect holiday card deserves the perfect stamp. Add cheer with out collection of seasonal stamps, from festive scenes to a classic Santa. Buy them at your local Post Office or online at usps.com/workshop.” Sending ecards are not personable, but many people send them. Over the years, there has been a decline in holiday cards being sent and received to everyone. Don’t be that person sending them a holiday ecard every year. Show someone you care by sending him or her a mailed holiday card.
Free Boxes! Free Boxes! Yes, everyone loves free boxes. The other postal couriers don’t offer this type product to consumers. “Make the season merry, bright and easy. (USPS) will send you free Priority Mail boxes or prepaid Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes right to your home. If it Fits, It Ships for one rate to every state.” Get free Priority Mail boxes delivered right to your door. Order at http://www.usps.com/orderfreeboxes .
Package Tracking. Sure, you won’t have time to personally track all of your packages, but the USPS can. “Stay up to date with informed delivery notifications. Know what’s coming in your mail before it arrives. To enjoy this free feature, sign up for informed Delivery notifications’ at http://www.usps.com/previewmail.
What is Click-N-Ship? This process can be done from your home or office computer. Just pay, print, and ship with Click-N-Ship. “Save time with Click-N-Ship – our online tool that lets you pay for postage, print a label and even schedule a free package Pickup, all from home.”
Finally, mark your calendar with important key shipping dates for December 2020. Here are the dates as follows:
- December 18, 2020, is the last day to ship First-class Mail Service to arrive before Christmas
- December 19, 2020, is the last day to ship with Priority Service to arrive before Christmas
- December 23, 2020, is the last day to ship with Priority Mail Express Service to arrive before Christmas
Here are some additional web links that USPS is providing:
USPS is going the extra mile to bring the holidays to you. Note: any packages and letters sent after this date will be late. International can take longer due to the holiday.
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Source of information – First hand experience and usps.com