Fort Wayne, Indiana (WOWO): Black Friday may be the beginning of the holiday shopping season, but if you need to mail a gift, you may want to start it now.
The United States Postal Service is approaching a mailing deadline, with the first mailing deadline of November 6th, and retail ground services are imminent. It’s just a week after Halloween.
The previous deadline is due to changes that the USPS is making to save money and make it more competitive, but it also slows things down a bit.
The fastest option is still Priority Mail Express, but it’s December 23rd of this year.
The full schedule is as follows:
- November 6 — APO / FPO / DPO (All Zip Codes) USPS Retail Ground Service
- December 9 — APO / FPO / DPO (All Zip Codes) Priority Mail and First-class Mail
- December 15 — USPS Retail Ground Service
- December 16 — APO / FPO / DPOUSPS Priority Postal Express Military Service
- December 17 — First Class Email Service (Including Greeting Cards)
- December 17 — First Class Package (Up to 15.99 oz)
- December 18 — Priority Email Service
- December 23 — Priority Mail Express * Service
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