First-Class Package Service standards implementation date to be announced after holidays

October 20, 2021 In light of the coronavirus pandemic and the delta variant’s effect on customers, the Postal Service will announce the implementation date for the revised First-Class Package Service standards after the holiday shipping season. The new service standards, announced in June, are designed to improve use of surface transportation, while decreasing reliance on…

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Postal Bulletin: ’Tis the Season for Returns!

’Tis the Season for Returns! The United States Postal Service® is making improvements to its returns infrastructure to prepare for the annual season of holiday returns. This shopping season is likely to be even more hectic than last year with projected growth from online shopping in the double-digits. Also, USPS® is projected to deliver a…

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USPS: Get Ready for the Busiest Mailing and Shipping Week

WASHINGTON, DC — You’re very nearly there! It’s the last week to get those holiday gifts and greetings in the mail by the recommended deadlines. Dec. 14 – 21 is expected to be the Postal Service’s busiest week of the holiday mailing and shipping season. This has been an extraordinary year of unprecedented challenges given…

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USPS to deliver early in the morning, later in the evening during holidays

December 7, 2017 With the holidays in full swing, the Postal Service is delivering more cards, letters, and packages every day. This means our customers will start to see postal employees delivering packages earlier in the morning, later in the evening, and on Sundays. “The Postal Service is well prepared to meet our customers’ needs…

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USPS offers military shipping deadlines

The Postal Service is offering suggested mail-by dates for customers planning to send holiday letters and packages to diplomatic and military service members overseas. The dates are listed in an Oct. 10 news release, along with details on ordering free military care kits and guidelines for addressing packages to Army/Air Post Offices, Fleet Post Offices…

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U.S. Postal Service hiring at least 1,000 employees in Colorado

By Kurt Sevits – September 20, 2017 DENVER – The United States Postal Service is gearing up for the busy holiday shipping season by hiring scores of people in Colorado. Officials said USPS will hire more than 1,000 workers at post offices and mail processing facilities up and down the Front Range corridor. Open positions…

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OIG Blog: Attention Holiday Shoppers – A New Shipping Surcharge

Five months to go before the holiday shopping season and online retailers are already getting Scrooged. UPS recently announced it will levy new “peak” surcharges on packages delivered to residences between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Ground residential deliveries will cost 27 cents more per package in the last two weeks of November and the week before…

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