While we don’t predict the busiest day of the year for brick and mortar Post Offices, Monday (Dec 18) is the most hectic day of the year for the world’s largest Post Office? Visit the world’s largest Post Office: m.usps.com, the mobile version of usps.com.
On an average day, nearly three million customers visit the nation’s brick and mortar Post Offices while more than two million customers visit usps.com. Dec. 18 is expected to be the busiest day for usps.com, with seven million projected visits.
Busiest Mailing and Delivery Days
With an increase in early and online shopping for gifts, there is no longer a “busiest day” for holiday shipping. Instead, the Postal Service’s busiest time is now two weeks before Christmas. Starting the week of Dec. 11, customer traffic is expected to increase, with the week of Dec. 18 – 24 predicted to be the busiest mailing, shipping, and delivery week. During this week, nearly three billion pieces of First Class Mail, including greeting cards, will be processed and delivered. The Postal Service also expects to handle approximately 200 million packages per week during these two weeks.
The Postal Service offers a new feature this year to help manage incoming mail and package deliveries. “Informed Delivery” is an innovative feature that not only allows customers to preview their letter-sized mail digitally but also tracks and reschedules package deliveries to ensure someone can be home to receive them.