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Milwaukee Post Office expanding delivery hours, delivering seven days a week during holiday season

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- With the holidays in full swing, the Postal Service is delivering more cards, letters, and packages every day. This means customers will start to see packages delivered earlier in the morning, later in the day, and on Sundays.

With an increase in early and online shopping for gifts, there is no longer a “busiest day” for holiday shipping. Instead, the Postal Service predicts the week of Dec. 17 - 23 to be the busiest mailing, shipping, and delivery week. During this week, nearly 3 billion pieces of First Class Mail, including greeting cards, will be processed and delivered. The Postal Service is projecting about 15 billion pieces of mail, including more than 900 million packages, will be delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.

Using correct addressing, packaging gifts well and mailing by recommended deadline dates can help ensure holiday wishes are received by loved-ones by Dec. 25. Visit the Postal Service Holiday Newsroom at usps.com/holidaynewsto get the full list of deadlines, pricing, and shipping tips.

Mail-by Dates (Domestic Services)

· Dec. 14 - USPS Retail Ground

· Dec. 20 - First Class Packages (up to 15.99 ounces)

· Dec. 20 - First Class Mail (including greeting cards)

· Dec. 20 - Priority Mail

· Dec. 22 - Priority Mail Express

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products, and services to fund its operations.

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