Postal Service Prepared for the Holidays Extended Retail Hours at Many Post Offices

JACKSON, MS — The U.S. Postal Service is prepared for the holiday season, and whether customers need to ship quickly or have plenty of time, there are options to make shipping convenient and affordable.

Extended Retail Hours
There will be 32 postal facilities throughout Mississippi either opening or staying open longer on two Saturdays, Dec. 12 and 19, leading up to Christmas Day. Those offices will provide full retail services, including stamp sales and package acceptance. Locations with extended hours are listed below. Many Mississippi Post Offices not listed always offer retail hours on Saturdays.

Bay Saint Louis MPO 1200 Highway 90 10:00 AM 1:00 PM
Biloxi Northbay/D’Iberville Station 356 Ginger Dr 10:00 AM 12:30 PM
Brandon MPO 1252 W Government St 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
Brandon Reservoir Branch 610 Grants Ferry Rd 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
Brookhaven West Station407 Brookhaven St 9:30 AM 1:00 PM
Canton Discount Drugs CPU 195 E Peace St 8:00 AM 7:30 PM
Clarksdale 236 Sharkey St 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
Clinton #100 E Lawson St 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
Columbus MPO 3202 Bluecutt Rd 8:30 AM 2:00 PM
Greenwood LeFlore Station 600 Yalobusha St 8:30 AM 12:30 PM
Grenada 2500 Gateway St 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
Gulfport Larkin Smith Station11110 Hwy 499:00 AM2:00 PM
Hattiesburg MPO220 S 40th Ave8:30 AM3:00 PM
Jackson Flowood Branch #105 Hogg Creek Dr 9:00 AM 12:00 PM
Jackson LeFleur Station #1501 Jacksonian Plz 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Jackson MPO401 E South St 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
Jackson North Station 4040 Northview Dr 10:00 AM 1:00 PM
Laurel MPO 315 Sawmill Rd9:00 AM1:00 PM
Long Beach 201 Klondyke Rd 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
Madison 990 Hwy 51 9:00 AM 2:00 PM
Natchez MPO #214 N Canal St 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Ocean Springs MPO 1581 Bienville Blvd 10:00 AM 2:30 PM
Olive Branch 8850 Mid South Dr 10:00 AM 2:00 PM
Oxford 401 McElroy Dr 9:00 AM 2:30 PM
Philadelphia 105 Posey Ave 8:30 AM 11:30 PM
Picayune 120 Hwy 11 N 9:30 AM 12:30 PM
Ridgeland 611 S Pear Orchard Rd 9:00 AM 2:00 PM
Southaven 7550 Airways Blvd 8:30 AM 2:30 PM
Tupelo MPO 362 S Thomas St 8:30 AM 3:00 PM
Vicksburg 3415 Pemberton Sq Blvd 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
Wiggins #125 Border Ave W 8:30 AM 12:00 PM
Yazoo City 341 N Main St 8:30 AM 12:00 PM
MPO-Main Post Office CPU-Contract Postal Unit#-Closed other Saturdays

Busiest Mailing and Delivery Days
The Postal Service predicts Monday, Dec. 14, will be the busiest mailing and shipping day for holiday packages, letters and cards. That same day is also expected to be the Postal Service’s busiest day online, with more than 7 million customers predicted to visit usps.com.

Monday, Dec. 21, is then expected to be the busiest delivery day for holiday packages, cards, and letters. The Postal Service anticipates more than 30 million packages alone will be delivered just that day.

Consumers can also visit usps.com/holiday for more information and shipping options throughout the season.

2015 Christmas Shipping Deadlines
For delivery in anticipation of Christmas, the Postal Service recommends keeping the following mailing and shipping deadlines in mind:

•Dec. 8 – Priority Mail Express International
•Dec. 15 – Standard Post
•Dec. 19 – First Class Mail
•Dec. 19 – Global Express Guaranteed
•Dec. 21 – Priority Mail
•Dec. 23 – Priority Mail Express

Full deadlines and additional details can be found here.

The Postal Service expects to deliver a total of approximately 15.5 billion cards, letters, flats, and packages during the 2015 holiday season. In addition, we are projecting approximately 600 million packages will be delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, an increase of 10.5 percent over last year’s volume.

For customers tracking shipments, the Postal Service will offer real-time delivery notifications – meaning customers who sign up for alerts at myusps.com will receive notification within a few minutes of the delivery scan for select packages.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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