The US Postal Service says they are prepared for Cyber Monday shoppers.
The Post Office says no matter how overboard you might go as you click and shop during the biggest online shopping day of the year, they will be able to handle the holiday shipping deadlines. That includes packages heading out to military and diplomatic addresses.
They’ve created a timetable of recommended shipping deadlines for expected delivery by Christmas Day:
The Postal Service recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines for expected delivery by Dec. 25 to Air/Army Post Office/Fleet Post Office/Diplomatic Post Office and domestic 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. 14 – USPS Retail Ground
· Dec. 18 – APO/FPO/DPO (except ZIP Code 093) USPS Priority Mail Express®
· Dec. 20 – First-Class Mail (including greeting cards)
· Dec. 20 – First-class packages (up to 15.99 ounces)
· Dec. 21 – Priority Mail
· Dec. 23 – Priority Mail Express*
· Dec. 18 – Alaska to mainland First-Class Mail
· Dec. 19 – Alaska to mainland Priority Mail
· Dec. 21 – Alaska to mainland Priority Mail Express
· Dec. 19 – Hawaii to mainland Priority Mail and First-Class Mail
· Dec. 21 – Hawaii to mainland Priority Mail Express
*Not a guarantee, unless otherwise noted. Dates are for estimated delivery before Dec. 25.
Actual delivery date may vary depending on origin, destination, Post Office acceptance date and time and other conditions. Some restrictions apply. For Priority Mail Express® shipments mailed Dec. 21 through Dec. 25, the money-back guarantee applies only if the shipment was not delivered, or delivery was not attempted, within two (2) business days.