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USPS Ready to Deliver on Record Spending Cyber Monday

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Count on the U.S. Postal Service to deliver the record amount of purchases 130 million Americans are expected to make on Cyber Monday 2012, the biggest online spending day ever.

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), 51.8 percent of people will take advantage of Web-based sales and consumers can take advantage of the Postal Service’s incredible products and services delivered at an exceptional value to help make this the Best Holiday Ever!

“The holiday season is our Super Bowl, with 365 million packages expected to be delivered by the Postal Service this year,” said Gary Reblin, vice president, Domestic Products. “Whether it’s Cyber Monday or any day, USPS will continue to take a leadership role as a catalyst of e-commerce trade between consumers and online merchants.”

The NRF predicts holiday sales to grow 12 percent this year to nearly $100 billion. That means each person will do more than a third of their shopping online. The numbers continue to show support for the growing popularity of online shopping, which grew from $72 billion in 2002 to more than $250 billion in 2011.

Typically viewed as the ceremonial kickoff to the online holiday shopping season, Cyber Monday represents one of the few billion-dollar online spending days of the year and USPS is ready to deliver unmatched value and convenience on Monday and throughout the holiday season.

And while the Postal Service has plenty of products and services to help make your holiday mailing and shipping simpler than ever before, the best advice is to start early. For more information on mailing and shipping services this holiday season, please visit www.usps.com/cheer.

Reblin added that the Postal Service wants 100 percent visibility of all mail and all packages and track them as they move through our network.

“USPS is committed to providing customers with timely, reliable and accurate delivery service at reasonable prices so they can enjoy this special time of the year,” Reblin said.