Holiday Packages – Shipping Options

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Dolores Killette, Vice President and Consumer Advocate at the United States Postal Service demonstrates how to properly pack and ship holiday gifts including various shipping options available.

    Delores Killette: Hi, I am Delores Killette from the United States Postal Service and I want to show you how to properly pack and ship holiday gifts. Right now I want to share with you your options that you have for shipping your packages.

    Priority Mail is where fast meets affordable. Most items will reach their destination in two to three days and there is no service charge for residential or Saturday delivery. Then the best shipping value maybe a Priority Mail Flat Rate Box. This box virtually eliminates the need to weigh the package or to calculate the postage. If it fits, it shipped and it's one low price. This holiday season make every gift a Priority. Try it out for yourself. Think how many holiday cookies you can fit into this box.

    Express mail is the fastest service for a lots many gifts and holiday messages. Under the tree and under a day, Sunday and holiday delivery is provided. Contacts are automatically insured to $100 against lost and damage and tracking is provided. Santa isn't the only one working on Christmas. Express Mail will be delivered on December, the 24th and December, the 25th.

    In order to make sure that your gifts are wrapped in time, here are some important dates to remember. December 4th is the deadline for military mails destined for Iraq or Afghanistan. December the 11th, military mail are going to other international destinations. December the 16th, parcel post. December the 20th, first class mail and Priority. December the 23rd, Express Mail.

    So that's how you properly pack and ship holiday gifts. On behalf of the United States Postal Service, Happy Holiday.