December 14, 2018


Madison Postal Plant To Host Tour of Holiday Operations

Postal officials will offer a rare look at how the mail moves during the holidays


Media Open House – Postal Holiday Operations
The United States Postal Service will host a behind-the-scenes tour of holiday operations at the Madison Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC). The holidays are the busiest time of the year for the Postal Service. This holiday season the Postal Service is projecting nearly 16 billion cards, letters and packages will be processed and delivered across the nation from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve this season. More than 900 million packages are projected for delivery this holiday season.
This is a rare opportunity to see how the mail is processed. It will feature a tour led by postal officials along with holiday handout information featuring tips on how to ship cards, letters and packages during the holidays.

Please RSVP to by 12pm on Dec. 17.


Monday, December 17, 2018
Begins at 3pm


Madison Main Post Office
3902 Milwaukee Street
Madison WI 53714.

Please enter by the retail entrance at the front of the building. An employee will be at the doors for security check-in.


The Postal Service is flexing its network to meet peak volumes during the most hectic mailing period of the year. What used to be termed the “busiest mailing day” of the year is now the “busiest week” for shipping and delivery. Busiest mailing, shipping and delivery week for greeting cards and packages is Dec. 17 – 23 when we expect to handle more than 2 billion cards, letters and packages. Customers are encouraged to drop their cards and letters in postal blue collection boxes during the holiday mailing season to help ensure their mail gets into the Madison P&DC earlier in the day and processed sooner. To ensure mail arrives on time for the holidays, First-Class Mail and Priority Mail by Dec. 20, Priority Mail Express by Dec. 22. Learn more at

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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