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Postal Service Ready to Deliver on Busiest Day of 2015

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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.

Special Deliveries

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.

MyUSPS.com

The Postal Service now offers real-time delivery notifications — meaning customers who sign up for alerts at myusps.com will receive notification within a few minutes of the delivery scan for select packages.

Customers can also track their incoming packages through the service, as well as set delivery instructions for package drop-offs or schedule a redelivery of an item.

Reporters interested in following uplocally on the busiest delivery day may contact regional Postal Service public relations professionals at about.usps.com/news/media-contacts/usps-local-media-contacts.pdf.

For additional news and updates throughout the season, please visit the USPS Holiday Newsroom.

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CONTACT: Sarah Ninivaggi 202-268-1997 sarah.a.ninivaggi@usps.gov usps.com/newsSource:United States Postal Service