The Postal Service is extending delivery services to seven days a week to make sure people receive their holiday packages on time, providing an advantage to those retailers that most frequently use USPS for delivery.
Starting November 17 through Christmas Day, deliveries will be made every single day.
“During the holidays, no carrier makes more deliveries to more places than the Postal Service, and this year, we’re raising the bar with enhanced tracking and Sunday delivery,” said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe in a press release.
Retailers who utilize the post office will be able to deliver packages to shoppers one day faster than packages shipped FedEx Home Delivery/Ground or UPS Ground. Shipping methods that rely on the post office include all USPS methods, UPS Surepost, UPS Mail Innovations, FedEx SmartPost and Newgistics (outsourced vendor). USPS predicts double digit package growth during the holiday season, in the range of 450 to 470 million packages.