Thursday, December 22, 2016

Dec. 22: Busiest Delivery Day of Year

Olympia Heights Branch Rural Carrier Angelina T. Escorcia has been delivering holiday cheer to her Miami customers for 23 years. Photo: Miami Customer Relations Coordinator Mirtha Uriarte
This is it.

The Postal Service expects to deliver 30 million packages December 22, making it the year’s busiest delivery day.

The final surge will cap a milestone week that also included the year’s busiest mailing and shipping day, when USPS served an estimated 12 million customers at Post Offices and online.

Overall, the Postal Service projects it will deliver 16 billion mailpieces during the holidays — including 750 million packages, up 12 percent from last year.

To prepare for the holidays, the Postal Service added new parcel-sorting equipment in plants, hired more than 35,000 seasonal employees and expanded Sunday delivery operations to all locations with high package volumes.

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