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USPS’s Sunday package service starts Dec. 6

WILLMAR -- The United States Postal Service said Tuesday it will deliver packages seven days a week in Willmar and other cities starting the week of Dec. 6 through Christmas Day. Other cities also receiving the service are St. Cloud/Waite Park, S...

WILLMAR - The United States Postal Service said Tuesday it will deliver packages seven days a week in Willmar and other cities starting the week of Dec. 6 through Christmas Day.
Other cities also receiving the service are St. Cloud/Waite Park, Sartell, Sauk Rapids, Alexandria and Cold Spring.
The Sunday delivery service to cities in and around the Twin Cities is planned due to the anticipated 10.5 percent package volume growth over last holiday season.
“The Postal Service ships more packages to more places than anyone else,” said Northland District Manager Anthony Williams in a news release. “During the holidays, we’re raising the bar with enhanced tracking and Sunday delivery providing excellent service and reliability that only Santa can compete with.”
Williams said Sunday package delivery continues the Postal Service’s commitment as the nation’s mail carrier to respond to the increase in package business stemming from the growth in e-commerce.
Due to continued e-commerce growth and improvements to its priority mail product line, the Postal Service is expecting its package business this holiday season to balloon to nearly 600 million packages.
For expected delivery of holiday mail and packages by Christmas, the Postal Service recommends keeping the following domestic mailing and shipping deadlines in mind: Dec. 15 – standard post; Dec. 19 – first class (cards and letters); Dec. 21 – priority mail; and Dec. 23 – priority mail express.

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