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US Postal Service releases 2015 holiday shipping deadlines

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The U.S. Postal Service has announced their 2015 holiday mailing and shipping deadlines for domestic, international and military services.

To ensure timely delivery of mail within the United States by Christmas Day, the Postal Service recommends that customers ship their items by the following dates:

  • Dec. 15 - Standard Post (Ground service for less-than-urgent deliveries and oversized packages.)
  • Dec. 19 - First Class Mail (standard-size, single-piece envelopes and packages weighing up to 13 oz. with delivery in 3 business days or less.) 
  • Dec. 21 - Priority Mail (Domestic service in 1, 2, or 3 business days based on where the package starts and where it’s being sent.)
  • Dec. 23 - Priority Mail Express (Fastest domestic service, with guaranteed overnight scheduled delivery to most locations.)

Complete details on Mailing and Shipping services can be found here.

International Services

Customers mailing internationally during the holidays are advised to review the USPS website here.

Military Services

Complete military mailing deadlines to APO/FPO/DPO (Air/Army Post Office, Fleet Post Office and Diplomatic Post Office) destinations worldwide can be found here.

Customers may also ship using their own materials.

All packages weighing more than 13 ounces and bearing only stamps as postage cannot be deposited in collection boxes or given to letter carriers.

These packages must be presented to a Postal Service employee at a retail window counter.

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