The U.S. Postal Service is extending hours and days over the busy holiday mailing season. Omaha Customer Relations Coordinator Roger Humphries says seven post offices in the state will be open on Sunday.
Postal Impressions at 4536 S 136th Street in Omaha will be open from 1 pm. to 5 p.m. The Omaha Main Post Office and those in Elkhorn, Fremont, Kearney, Lincoln and Norfolk will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on December 4th, 11th and the 18th. Customers can also ship 24/7 from their home or business by using usps.com.
Humphries reminds customers to mail early. Packages going to military addresses in the Middle East should be mailed today, December 2nd. All other military addresses and December 9th or 10th. To help families and friends of U.S. military personnel there is a two-dollar discount on its largest priority mail flat rate boxes.
For international destinations the deadline is December 10th. Suggested mail-by dates for cards and packages with U.S. addresses are December 15th for standard post, December 20th for first-class mail, December 21nd for priority mail and December 23rd for priority mail express.
The U.S. Postal Service is expected to deliver 16-billion cards, letters and packages this holiday season and that includes 750-million packages, a 12% increase from last year.