Hello ShipSaving community! The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and as always, we're here to keep you informed about the latest shipping updates. This year, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has some exciting news that will benefit all our users.
One of the most significant announcements from USPS this year is the absence of holiday surcharges. This is a game-changer for many businesses, especially during a time when shipping costs can escalate. With no additional fees for residential area delivery, Saturday delivery, or for minimum volumes, businesses can better predict their shipping expenses and possibly pass on the savings to their customers.
Last year, USPS showcased its efficiency by processing over 11.7 billion mailpieces and packages during the holiday season, with an impressive average delivery time of just 2.5 days. Their commitment to timely deliveries has only grown stronger in 2023, with 98% of the nation's population receiving their mail and packages in less than three days.
USPS is continuously innovating and investing to enhance its services:
Postmaster General and CEO Louis DeJoy reiterates the USPS's commitment to every package and letter sent during the holidays. His confidence in the organization's ability to handle the peak season surge is reassuring for all businesses and individuals relying on USPS.
For more tools, tips, and insights to help you navigate the holiday shipping frenzy, you can visit the USPS Holiday Newsroom.
For those curious about peak season surcharges and how they might impact your business, check out our detailed blog post on peak season surcharge. It provides a comprehensive overview and valuable insights to help you plan better.
We hope this information helps you prepare for the upcoming holiday season. At ShipSaving, we're always here to support and guide you. Happy shipping!