GAO – Holiday Deliveries—Important Shipping Deadlines and USPS’s Efforts to Meet Them

The holiday season is here and there’s so much to do! Choosing the perfect holiday cards or presents for your loved ones takes a lot of thought. But you will also want to ensure your gifts arrive on time.

Americans shipped more than 50 million packages last holiday season with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Over the last 20 years, USPS has seen a decline in mail volumes that have impacted its bottom line and operations. However, package volumes have increased with the rise of online shopping, and this holiday season USPS is preparing for an even higher volume of packages.

Today’s WatchBlog post looks at important upcoming holiday delivery deadlines and the Postal Service’s efforts to meet demand, as well as our work on the longer-term challenges facing USPS.


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