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Post Office expands hours

WILLMAR -- To help handle the flurry of packages accompanying the holiday season, the Willmar Post Office, 401 Trott Ave. S.W., will expand delivery of packages to Monday through Sunday.

UPSP Willmar, MN
Kim Collins scans packages Monday at the U.S. Post Office in Willmar. The post office expanded its package delivery and retail hours for the holiday season. (TRIBUNE/Gary Miller)

WILLMAR - To help handle the flurry of packages accompanying the holiday season, the Willmar Post Office, 401 Trott Ave. S.W., will expand delivery of packages to Monday through Sunday.
In addition, the Post Office will open for six hours on the two Sundays leading up to Christmas Day - Dec. 14 and 21 - for full retail services, including stamp sales and package acceptance.
Hours both Sundays are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
During the 2013 holiday season, the Postal Service delivered
434 million packages and 6.4 billion pieces of first-class mail across the nation. Due to continued e-commerce growth and improvements to the Priority Mail product line, the Postal Service is expecting double-digit growth in its package business this holiday season, likely in the range of 450 to 470 million packages. That equates to roughly 12 percent growth over the same period last year.
Improved Priority Mail tracking and text alerts introduced this year will enhance the free insurance, free tracking and date-specific delivery introduced last year.
For expected delivery of holiday mail and packages by Christmas, the Postal Service recommends keeping the following mailing and shipping deadlines in mind:
• Dec. 10: Priority Mail Express International
• Dec. 15: Standard post
• Dec. 17: Global Express Guaranteed
• Dec. 20: First-class mail/Priority Mail
(domestic)
• Dec. 23: Priority Mail Express (domestic)

Related Topics: CHRISTMAS
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