Post offices in Suncoast District to deliver packages on Sundays until Christmas

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Tampa, Florida -- Some United States Post Offices in the Suncoast District will deliver packages this Sunday, Dec. 15 and next Sunday, Dec. 22.

Customers may also notice their letter carriers delivering earlier in the day, as the Postal Service delivers holiday cheer. 

Also, six Post Offices in Tampa and St. Petersburg are offering extended retail hours on Sunday. 

The Sunday and earlier deliveries will take place in ZIP codes in the Suncoast District that have significant increases in package volume.  The Suncoast District includes Post Offices with the first three digits of the ZIP Code beginning with 321, 327, 328, 329, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 341, 342, 346 and 347.

These special Sunday deliveries in the Suncoast District are for the holiday season and are not part of the recently announced Amazon Sunday deliveries with the Postal Service that are taking place in Los Angeles and the New York metropolitan areas.

The busiest mailing day this season is projected to be Monday, Dec. 16, when more than 600 million pieces of mail are expected to be processed. The same day, 6 million customers are expected to visit Post Offices nationwide. The busiest delivery day for mail will be Wednesday, Dec. 18 and the busiest day for package delivery will be Thursday, Dec. 19. 

This is the first holiday season that consumers and businesses can take advantage of the recently revamped Priority Mail, which now comes with free insurance, day-specific delivery and free tracking.  With our low-cost Flat-Rate shipping product - which has no additional surcharges - the Postal Service anticipates that its highly popular Priority Mail offerings will be very attractive to cost-conscious small businesses and holiday shippers.

For the most up-to-date holiday information, go to: usps.com/holidaynews

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