Saguache News – November 28

Saguache 81149: At Your (Postal) Service

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are in the rear view mirror, if you’re wondering how and when you need to get all of those packages in the mail, then Saguache Today has got your covered with the 411 for 81149.

The United States Postal Service will handle approximately 750 million packages this holiday season, an increase of more than 12 percent over last year. Americans are expected to ship a record number of packages during the 2016 Holiday Season and the U.S. Postal Service, the largest e-commerce deliverer, is ready to deliver. And that includes Saguache 81149, at your (postal) service, and anticipating a large volume of packages to change hands over the next 30 days.  

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Make sure you get your holiday packages to the Saguache Post Office in time or they won;t arrive on time! Photo: Saguache Today/Kathy Bedell

To make sure that process goes as smoothly as possible, the Saguache Post Office reminds residents of some important mailing deadlines: 

  • Dec. 14 – USPS Retail Ground (domestic)
  • Dec. 19– First-Class Mail Cards and Letters
  • Dec. 20 – Priority Mail
  • Dec. 22 – Priority Mail Express
  • MILITARY Guidelines for delivery: LINKLINK 

Holiday Facts and Figures

  • About 16 billion total pieces of mail & packages will be delivered from Thanksgiving to New Year’s.
  • The Busiest MAILING day for greeting cards & packages is Monday, Dec 18.  More than 611 million pieces of mail will be processed. 
  • The Busiest DELIVERY day for greeting cards & packages is Thursday, Dec 21. More than 30 million packages will be delivered. 
  • Dec. 18 will also be the busiest day for usps.com with more than 7 million customers predicted to visit on that day alone. 37 million visits will be logged during the holidays and 3 million of those people will Click and Ship their package.

While most Saguache residents don’t mind going to the local PO, as it’s a community meeting place for friends and neighbors, for those wanting a stress-free holiday without leaving the comforts of home, the Postal Service offers solutions on usps.com that make gift-shipping easy and convenient. 

  • Order free flat-rate USPS Priority boxes at usps.com/freeboxes – delivered to any home or business.
  • Skip the trip with Click-N-Ship. Create mailing labels with USPS Tracking and print postage online at usps.com/ship.
  • Free package pickup when the carrier delivers the mail.

So there you have it, be prepared and be sure to get those packages down to Saguache 81149 as soon as you can! They are ready to serve!

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