Deliver a USPS plan

Gladys Abbott
December 17, 2017

Nebraska Postal Carriers have already delivered 15 percent or 330,000 more packages this holiday season than they did the same time previous year.

Busy is an understatement - almost 200 million packages will be delivered between Monday and Saturday.

"This year we're expecting about 850 million packages to go through our system nationwide". In Rapid City alone, the Postal Service has been delivering an average of 10,000-12,000 pieces of mail per day this holiday season.

"We have planned for this holiday season all year long and have flexed our network and expanded delivery hours to accommodate the increased volume", said Lincoln Postmaster Kerry Kowalski. This means customers will start to see postal employees delivering packages earlier in the morning, later in the evening, and on Sundays.

A man who Gwinnett police say has stolen packages from at least four Lilburn and Snellville homes has been captured on camera, and officers are asking for help in identifying him. Hold mail at the local Post Office. When shipping packages, customers can choose the Hold for Pickup option and the recipients can collect the packages at their local post office.

- Secure the shipment using USPS Signature Services.

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Richard DeWolfe with the USPS tells KSFY News, "It's a time of year we enjoy". It also allows participants to reschedule the delivery of packages so they are not delivered when no one is home.

"The holidays are a busy and rewarding time for our employees as they work around the clock for their customers to ensure all holiday cards and packages are processed and delivered on-time", said Kowalski. The week of December 18-24 is predicted to be the busiest mailing, shipping and delivery week when the USPS expects to process and deliver more than 3 billion cards, letters and packages.

Holiday shipping is in full swing which means post offices are busy helping you send gifts.

December 15: This is the last day to ship FedEx Ground. Customers concerned about the security of their mail can consider renting a Post Office Box at their local Post Office.

Due to the increase in mail during the holiday season, the post office on Chestnut Expressway will be open this Sunday, Dec. 17.

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