December 4, 2018
Due to the observance of the National Day of Mourning on December 5, the tour has been rescheduled for Friday, December 7.
Media is invited to tour the postal facility to view holiday parcels and packages going through mail processing and sorting at the Ybor City Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC).
Tampa Media (PLEASE RSVP by December 6)
PLEASE RSVP by December 6 to Tracie Finley via email
Friday, December 7 at 6 p.m.
Postal Service Ybor City Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC)
1801 Grant Street, Tampa FL 33605-6001
Note: Due to safety requirements, closed toe shoes must be worn.
Media will tour the Postal Service facility to view holiday mail processing.
The U.S. Postal Service expects to deliver nearly 15 billion pieces of mail and 900 million packages, for a total of nearly 16 billion cheerful deliveries this holiday season – the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.
The Postal Service’s busiest time of the year is two weeks before Christmas. Starting the week of Dec. 10, customer traffic is expected to increase, and the Postal Service expects to deliver nearly 200 million packages per week during these two weeks. The week of Dec. 17-23 is predicted to be the busiest mailing, shipping and delivery week, when nearly 3 billion pieces of First-Class Mail, including greeting cards, will be processed and delivered.
For everything you need to know about the Postal Service this holiday season, check out the Holiday Newsroom
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.