MILWAUKEE -- The demand for package service has grown. Online retailers are shipping more products to their customers. The Milwaukee Postal Office is responding by offering package delivery on Sundays during the holidays to prepare for the heavy shipping season.
“The Postal Service will be out making deliveries every single day during the holiday season, including Christmas Day,” said Milwaukee Postmaster Easton C. Wright. “During the holidays, no carrier makes more deliveries to more places than the Postal Service.”
Due to an increase in online shopping, the Postal Service is expecting double-digit growth in its package business this holiday season over the same period last year. “Every household relies on us to get their packages in time for the holidays, and we take great pride in taking on that responsibility,” said Wright. “We’re prepared to do whatever it takes to deliver for our customers.”
Mail-by Dates (Domestic Services)
Complete details about mailing and shipping services can be found at www.usps.com/holiday.
Skip the lines and ship online
Consumers can avoid holiday hassles by visiting usps.com — the Postal Service’s website that will help make mailing and shipping easier. Nearly 75 million customers will skip the trip to the Post Office altogether and take advantage of convenient online shipping this holiday season. Click-N-Ship and other online services allow customers to print shipping labels, order free Priority Mail boxes, purchase postage and even request free next-day Package Pickup.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.