The U.S. Postal Service will have extended Saturday retail hours at 31 post offices in Mississippi on December 13 and December 20. These offices will provide full retail services, including stamp sales and package acceptance.

You can find the complete list of post offices here.

Twenty-three Post Offices in Mississippi are providing seven-day package delivery through Christmas. Deliveries from the following facilities will be made by postal employees wearing official U.S. Postal Service identification and driving U. S. Postal Service vehicle:

Bay St. Louis Biloxi Northbay/D'Iberville Brandon Main Office

Brandon Reservoir Canton Clinton

Corinth Grenada Gulfport Main Office    

Hattiesburg Main Off. Jackson LeFleur Station Madison

Meridian Main Office    Meridian North Station Natchez Main Office

Ocean Springs Olive Branch Oxford

Pascagoula Pontotoc Southaven

Tupelo Main Office Vicksburg

For expected delivery of holiday mail and packages by Christmas, the Postal Service recommends keeping the following mailing and shipping deadlines in mind:

  • Dec. 10 – Priority Mail Express International
  • Dec. 15 – Standard Post
  • Dec. 17 – Global Express Guaranteed[1]
  • Dec. 20 – First-Class Mail/Priority Mail (domestic)
  • Dec. 23 – Priority Mail Express (domestic)

[1] “Mail-by date does not take into account time needed for customs clearance. Allocate extra transit day(s) for delivery outside major international cities.”

During the 2013 holiday season, the Postal Service delivered 434 million packages and 6.4 billion pieces of First-Class Mail across the nation. Due to continued e-commerce growth and improvements to the Priority Mail product line, the Postal Service expects double-digit growth in its package business this holiday season, likely in the range of 450 to 470 million packages. That equates to roughly 12 percent growth over the same period last year.

Improved Priority Mail tracking and text alerts introduced this year are important enhancements to the free insurance, free tracking and date-specific delivery introduced last year.

More information on locations and hours of operation can be found at USPS website under “Find USPS Locations” 

Copyright 2014 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.
Powered by Frankly