The Postal Service is helping customers get ready for Cyber Monday.
Online purchases on the Monday after Thanksgiving are expected to hit $11.3 billion, becoming the busiest day of the season, according to projections from market researcher Adobe Analytics.
Shoppers who have their Cyber Monday gift purchases shipped to their own home before sending them along to friends and family later will find a variety of helpful USPS products and services, including Click-N-Ship, Package Pickup and free Priority Mail boxes, available on usps.com.
Additionally, in a news release this week, the organization encouraged customers to watch several “how to” videos with shipping tips on YouTube and refer to the USPS Holiday Newsroom website for domestic, international and military mail and shipping deadlines.
To help handle this year’s holiday shipping, the Postal Service is expanding Sunday deliveries in high package volume locations. Mail carriers will also deliver Priority Mail Express packages on Christmas Day for an additional fee in select locations.
USPS expects holiday customer traffic to increase beginning Dec. 6, with the season’s busiest period for mailing, shipping and deliveries occurring Dec. 13-18.
Overall, the Postal Service expects to deliver 12 billion mailpieces this season, including 850-950 million packages.