The Rush to Send Gifts

It’s mail madness! Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey went behind the scenes for a rare look at the busiest mailing time of the year with the United States Postal Service.

Ryan visited Scranton's mail processing center along Stafford Avenue for the inside look.

Workers tell Newswatch 16 because of the spike in online orders this season, mail carriers have been making deliveries seven days a week since just before Thanksgiving.

USPS also offered tips on what you need to know about potential “porch poachers.”

The postal pros also shared details of a fairly new service called "Informed Delivery."  It's a way to use technology to get connected with your mail but also your letter carrier.   Head here to signup and learn more!

2017 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

The Postal Service recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines:

  • December 14 – USPS Retail Ground
  • December 19 – First Class Mail (including greeting cards)
  • December 20 – Priority Mail
  • December 22 – Priority Mail Express

For more holiday mailing tips, head here!