By Jackie Nelson
Domestic Mail Class Deadline
Standard Post…………..Dec. 14
First Class………….......Dec. 20
Priority Mail……………Dec. 21
Priority Mail Express….Dec. 23
International Mailing Deadlines
International Mail GXG* PMEI** PMI*** First Class
Asia/pacific Rim Dec. 16 Dec. 14 Dec. 9 Dec. 9
Australia Dec. 16 Dec. 14 Dec. 9 Dec. 9
Canada Dec. 19 Dec. 16 Dec. 12 Dec. 9
Caribbean Dec. 18 Dec. 14 Dec. 12 Dec. 9
Central/South America Dec. 18 Dec. 10 Dec. 2 Dec. 2
Mexico Dec. 18 Dec. 14 Dec. 11 Dec. 9
Europe Dec. 18 Dec. 14 Dec. 12 Dec. 9
Middle East Dec. 16 Dec. 14 Dec. 12 Dec. 9
*global express guaranteed
**priority mail express international
*** Priority Mail International
Christmas is right around the corner. To ensure delivery in time for the Holidays, parcels, care packages and presents must be mailed post-haste.
Hesston Postmaster Pam Kerschen, says the best advice she can give busy customers is to mail early and ship from home for the holidays.
“Customers can save up to 11 percent off Post Office retail prices by printing a shipping label online at usps.com, and they can also request a free package pickup,” said Kerschen “Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes make shipping easy – ‘if it fits it ships for one low price,’ and the boxes are free. It not only saves you money, but time and gas as well.”
The Postal Service projects to deliver 15 billion pieces of mail this holiday season, including 420 million packages – a 12 percent increase over last year. Encouraging customers to mail early, the Hesston Post Office has released its suggested mail-by dates and tips to help customers mail and ship conveniently for the holidays.
The mail-by date for all military addresses, except Afghanistan, which passed Dec. 3, is Dec. 10. To help the families and friends of U.S. military personnel, the Postal Service offers a $2 discount on its largest Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes.
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