Dec. 4, 2020

The U.S. Postal Service Prepares for the Holidays

Sunday retail hours underway in Orlando and surrounding cities

ORLANDO, FL — The U.S. Postal Service has added retail hours at select Post Offices on Sundays during the month of December to help customers with holiday shopping at their convenience.

Designated Post Offices will provide full retail services, including stamp sales and package acceptance.  Locations with Sunday retail hours are listed below. Some Post Offices already offer retail hours after 5:00 p.m. weekdays and on Saturday. Customers can find Post Office hours and locations by visiting Find USPS Locations on or by calling 1-800-ASK-USPS (800-275-8777).






Altamonte Springs Main

321 Montgomery Road


12:00-4:00 PM


Kissimmee Main

2600 Michigan Ave.


12:00-4:00 PM


Lady Lake

850 Teague Trail


12:00-4:00 PM

12/13, 12/20

Lake Mary

3415 W Lake Mary Blvd.


12:00-4:00 PM

12/13, 12/20

Orlando Alafaya

650 N. Alafaya Trail, Ste 101


12:00-4:00 PM

12/13, 12/20

Orlando Main

10401 Post Office Blvd.


12:00-6:00 PM

12/6, 12/13, 12/20

Orlando Sand Lake

10450 Turkey Lake Road


12:00-4:00 PM


Orlando South Creek

1701 W Wetherbee Road


12:00-4:00 PM

12/13, 12/20

Melbourne Suntree

6105 N. Wickham Road


12:00-4:00 PM

12/13, 12/20

West Melbourne

2305 Minton Road


12:00-4:00 PM



Self-Service Kiosks (SSK), accessible 24/7, are available at the above and below locations:





7501 Citrus Ave.


Kissimmee Oak Street

1415 W. Oak St.


Longwood Main

501 Florida Central Pkwy.


Longwood Wekiva Springs

920 Wekiva Springs Road



151 N. Maitland Ave.


Melbourne Eau Gallie

682 St. Clair St.


Orlando College Park

1705 Edgewater Drive


Orlando Dixie Village

2860 Delaney Ave.


Orlando Orlo Vista

501 S. Kirkman Road


Orlando Pine Castle

7707 S. Orange Ave.



83 Geneva Drive


Winter Park Aloma

221 Driggs Drive


Winter Park Main

300 N. New York Ave.


Busiest Mailing and Delivery Days
Thanks to more people shopping earlier and shopping online, the Postal Service’s “busiest day” notion is now a thing of the past. Instead, the Postal Service now has a busiest time, and it starts two weeks before Christmas. Beginning next week, customer traffic is expected to increase, with Dec. 14-20 predicted to be the busiest mailing and delivery week.

2020 Holiday Shipping Deadlines
The Postal Service recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines for expected delivery by Dec. 25 to domestic addresses and Air/Army Post Office/Fleet Post Office/Diplomatic Post Office addresses:

Dec. 9   — APO/FPO/DPO (ZIP Code 093 only) Priority Mail and First-Class Mail
Dec. 11 — APO/FPO/DPO (all other ZIP Codes) Priority Mail and First-Class Mail
Dec. 15 — USPS Retail Ground
Dec. 18 — APO/FPO/DPO (except ZIP Code 093) USPS Priority Mail Express
Dec. 18 — First-Class Mail
Dec. 18 — First-Class packages
Dec. 19 — Priority Mail
Dec. 23 — Priority Mail Express

To send packages to loved ones serving in the military or at diplomatic posts abroad, the Postal Service offers a discounted price of $19.60 on its largest Priority Mail Flat-Rate Box. The price includes a $1.50 per-box discount for mail sent to APO/FPO/DPO destinations worldwide.

Skip the Trip and Ship Online
Consumers don’t even have to leave home to ship their packages. Simply visit to take advantage of Click-N-Ship. The site also allows you to order free Priority Mail boxes, print shipping labels, purchase postage and request free next-day Package Pickup.

Stamp Package Requirements
For safety reasons, you cannot drop off stamped packages (using individual stamps as postage) that are more than one-half inch thick and/or weighing more than 10 ounces into blue collection boxes, building mail chutes, or Post Office mail slots. Instead, you must go to a retail counter or use the Self-Service Kiosk (SSK) to purchase a postage label. If you opt to use the SSK, to buy a postage label, you can drop off your package in the package slot at a Post Office. If a restricted package is found in a collection box, mail chute or lobby mail slot it will be returned to sender. So don’t take any chances this year, make sure to follow these package mailing guidelines.
Click-N-Ship customers are unaffected by this change. 

Additional Tips

Informed Delivery is the Postal Service’s free daily digital preview of what’s coming to your mailbox. This holiday season, not only can you manage your packages and sneak a peek at cards headed your way, you can also see some exterior images of magazines and catalogs — all from your mobile app, dashboard, tablet or computer. Informed Delivery is one more way the Postal Service is helping you anticipate, communicate and celebrate this holiday season.

The Postal Service is also promoting its “Shipping Tips” videos series. The five segments, which are featured on the USPS Holiday Newsroom site, offer tips to customers on the basics of packing, addressing and mailing packages. One video, “How to Pack a Box,” available in English and Spanish, shows customers how to choose the right size box, and the right packing materials and reinforcements.

Another video, “How to Ship,” explains when to use Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express and First-Class Mail. The video also highlights services, such as Click-N-Ship, Certified Mail and Signature Confirmation. Other videos show customers how to send military mail and how to address a package.

Learn how to make a child’s holiday brighter through USPS Operation Santa or how a child can receive a letter from the North Pole by visiting

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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