Holiday happenings

Master shipping with the U.S. Postal Service for holiday joy!

By Jonathan Castillo

A photo of holding a package with the USPS logo overlayed.

Discover how to send your gifts like a pro this season

The United States Postal Service® (USPS) provides a range of options to get your shipments where they need to go. With no holiday surcharges and no additional fees for residential area delivery, Saturday delivery, or minimum volumes, USPS is an affordable and convenient way to ship and mail cheer this holiday season.

If you're not sure which option is best for you, read on.

USPS Ground Advantage

Let's say you have an autographed football you want to send to your nephew. His birthday is next week so USPS Ground Advantage makes the most sense.

The service provides an affordable, simple, and reliable ground shipping solution within the U.S with expected delivery in about 2-5 business days, $100 insurance, and free pickup on the carrier’s route included in the price.

Priority Mail®

Need it to get there a little sooner? Priority Mail has a delivery time of only 1-3 business days.

Plus, using Click-N-Ship® you can pay for postage, print shipping labels, and even Schedule a Pickup directly from your home or office.

Priority Mail Express®

Oh, wait a minute … his birthday is tomorrow!

Use our Priority Mail Express service. It'll cost a bit more but features our fastest delivery times with a money-back guarantee.

The service provides next-day to 2-day delivery by 6 p.m. every day, all year, with limited exceptions. For more valuable shipments, additional coverage is usually available. The price also includes proof of delivery signature record, if requested at the time of purchase.

First-Class Mail®

Now, let’s say you have a bracelet you want to send off to a friend. It weighs less than 13 oz. and is the right size to fit in a small package.

First-Class Mail is a great option, and we have ReadyPost® shipping supplies available at your local Post Office location.

Your friend should receive it in 1-3 business days.

Additional Service Options

USPS also offers a wide variety of additional service options, including USPS Tracking Plus®, Certified Mail®, Signature Confirmation, and more…

Visit or your local Post Office location for more information.

If you’ll be visiting a USPS location in person, view the holiday schedule and hours here.

And don’t forget: the earlier you send, the better. Don’t delay, mail and ship today!