Customers received tens of millions of holiday mailpieces Dec. 22, which was expected to be the Postal Service’s busiest delivery day of the year.
The deliveries included an estimated 30 million packages — a significant chunk of the 750 million parcels that USPS expects to deliver during this year’s peak season.
Throughout the holidays, employees say they’ve focused on giving customers the best service possible.
“We realize that customers are waiting for their packages,” Manassas, VA, Letter Carrier Lawrence Garrett said. “They’re counting on us to deliver, and to deliver on time. We want to make sure they aren’t disappointed.”
The busiest delivery day marked this week’s second milestone: Dec. 19 was the expected to be the year’s busiest mailing and shipping day, when USPS processed an estimated 611 million cards, letters and packages.
Final figures aren’t expected for a few more weeks.
Although packages ruled the day Dec. 22, some employees found themselves making other deliveries.
While making her appointed rounds, Garden City, MI, Letter Carrier Andrea Tomlin encountered a loose dog. She promptly returned the animal to its owner.
Customer Linda Karinen said it was another example of Tomlin’s excellent service.
“We all love our letter carrier. She always looks out for us,” Karinen said.