Monday’s the busiest mailing day of the year

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The United States Postal Service expects to process more than 640 million cards, letters and packages on Monday, making it the busiest day of the year. That’s a big increase over last year when 607 million items were processed. The postal service attributes the growth in volume in part to an increase in advertising.

The Postal Service is delivering seven days a week in major cities and high volume areas including Christmas Day. Dec. 20 is the deadline to send greeting cards, packages and letters to ensure delivery in time for Christmas. For the last-minute shoppers, Dec. 23 is the deadline for sending packages using Priority Mail Express.

Customers can skip the trip to the Post Office altogether and ship online using the Postal Service’s website, usps.com. Using Click-N-Ship, customers can print shipping labels for postage. The Priority Mail Flat Rate Holiday Boxes virtually eliminate the need to weigh packages.

Customers also may request free package pickup online, The Postal Service will pick up packages as part of regular mail delivery the next business day and, there is no fee for this service.

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