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Cyber Monday

USPS ready to deliver holiday purchases

USPS offers a variety of products and services that will allow consumers to ship their Cyber Monday purchases from home.

The Postal Service wants everyone to know it will be ready to deliver their Cyber Monday purchases this year.

In a news release this week, USPS reminded customers that products and services like Click-N-Ship, Package Pickup and free Priority Mail boxes, available on, allow them to take care of their mailing and shipping needs at home.

Additionally, the organization is encouraging customers to watch several “how to” shipping tips videos YouTube and to refer to the USPS Holiday Newsroom website for domestic, international and military mailing and shipping deadlines.

Online purchases on Cyber Monday, the first Monday after Thanksgiving, are expected to hit $10 billion in 2020, a 39 percent increase from last year, according to market researcher Adobe Analytics.

Overall, online shopping sales in November and December are expected to reach $189 billion, up 33 percent compared with one year ago, Adobe Analytics estimates.

While the Postal Service expects significant volume increases, precise predictions are difficult this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

However, the organization expects holiday customer traffic to increase beginning Dec. 7, with the season’s busiest period for mailing, shipping and deliveries occurring Dec. 14-21.

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