It is the last week to get holiday gifts in the mail for delivery before Christmas. This week is expected to be the United States Postal Service’s busiest week of the holiday mailing and shipping season. Yesterday was USPS’ holiday shipping deadline for ground service to arrive before Christmas and lines at post offices were long as people queued to get their packages mailed by the deadline.
There may be delays in delivering your packages this Holiday season. The major carriers, USPS, UPS, and FedEx are all experiencing unprecedented volume increases and limited employee availability due to the impacts of COVID-19. Record high volumes of e-commerce orders, COVID-19 closures, and weather events may cause delivery delays.