WASHINGTON — The Postal Service is prepared to deliver more than 30 million packages across the United States today on the busiest delivery day of the year.
“We’re seeing 15 percent growth in package volume over last year,” said Postmaster General and CEO Megan J. Brennan. “This shows customers are increasingly counting on the Postal Service to deliver the holidays.”
The organization remains on track to meet projections of more than 15 billion total pieces of mail and packages to be delivered by New Year’s Eve. The Postal Service has taken many steps to prepare its network for peak season to keep the network fluid and ensure the timely delivery of mail and packages, including increasing surface and air transportation capacities, adding new package sorting equipment and further developing routing options to increase efficiencies.
Since November 29, the Postal Service has delivered packages seven days a week in select major cities and high-volume areas. Sunday delivery volumes have increased by approximately 50 percent through the holiday season compared to last year.
Additionally, the Postal Service will deliver last-minute packages on Christmas Day in select locations.