As the festive season approaches and online shopping hits its peak, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is well-prepared to manage the anticipated surge in package and mail deliveries.

Postmaster general and CEO Louis DeJoy emphasises the company’s commitment to being the most affordable option for shipping and mailing holiday cheer this year.

Strategic planning for a seamless holiday season

DeJoy reassures the public that USPS has been strategically planning early, making significant investments in people, infrastructure, delivery networks, and technology.

The Delivering for America plan aims to enhance USPS services, ensuring affordability, reliability, and efficiency during the holiday season and beyond.

Tips for seamless shipping and mailing

To provide customers with a hassle-free experience, USPS offers valuable tips:

  • Send early: Avoid last-minute rushes by sending items well before recommended shipping dates.
  • Use online tools: Utilise Click-N-Ship for purchasing labels, ordering Priority Mail packaging, and scheduling free carrier pick-up.
  • Stay informed: Sign up for Informed Delivery to preview incoming mail images and receive package status updates.
  • Ship safely: Prohibit metallic mercury and devices containing it in the mail stream, ensuring safety.
  • Stay updated: Explore the USPS Holiday Newsroom site for resources and expert advice.

Key investments unveiled

USPS promises no additional surcharges this holiday season, offering customers predictable pricing.

Key investments include the USPS Ground Advantage scheme, hiring 10,000 seasonal employees, introducing 348 new package sorting machines, and increasing daily package processing capacity to 70 million.

These initiatives will enhance efficiency, reliability, and affordability for customers during the busiest shipping season.