USPS set to deliver more than 15 billion items over the 2015 holiday season

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USPS has announced that it expects to deliver a total of approximately 15.5 billion cards, letters, flats, and packages during the 2015 holiday season. In addition, the postal operator is projecting approximately 600 million packages will be delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, an increase of 10.5% when compared with the same period in 2014. 

This year, USPS will offer real-time delivery notifications, meaning that customers who sign up for alerts at will receive notifications within a few minutes of the delivery for select packages. 

Megan J Brennan, postmaster general and CEO, said, “Customers can count on the postal service and our more than 600,000 dedicated employees to deliver their holiday gifts, cards and letters. We have been investing in our infrastructure including package sortation equipment, new delivery vehicles and scanning technology to expand our capacity, improve operating efficiency and provide real-time visibility.” 

Additionally, USPS plans to hire 30,000 employees for the 2015 holiday season to meet the needs of its customers. Packages will also be delivered seven days a week in select major cities and high-volume areas beginning November 29, 2015, for the four Sundays before Christmas.

November 12, 2015

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