Next to Santa’s workshop the busiest place in town until Christmas is the U.S. Postal Service.
Omaha USPS spokesperson Roger Humphries say, “We are expecting about a 10% increase in package volume this holiday season. That is over 850 million packages nationwide. In Nebraska, around our area, we are expecting 4.5 million packages.”
There are a few important deadlines approaching. 1st Class mail for military members should be sent today, December 11th and all Priority mailings by December 16th. Ground delivery for all packages in the U.S., which is the least expensive, is December 14th. The deadline for 1st Class cards and letters is December 19th. The Priority mail deadline is December 20th and Priority Mail Express is December 22nd.
Humphries says there is a new way to keep track of what is being delivered to your door. They now offer Informed Delivery where you receive an email on a daily basis on the letter sized mail that is being delivered to your door. More than 5-million people have signed up for this service and there are more every day. Nebraskans can sign up by logging onto USPS.com.