ELIZABETH – The holidays are a busy time of year for everyone. The Postal Service expects to deliver 16.5 billion cards, letters, and packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Postmaster Dennis Allocco has a tip for relieving some of the hustle, bustle, and costs of the busy holiday season.
The Elizabeth Postmaster recommends wrapping-up any holiday mailing and shipping needs at USPS.com. “By logging onto our USPS.com website, you can print shipping labels with postage, receive online postage discounts, order free Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes, and schedule free package pickup,” says the Elizabeth Postmaster.
Allocco emphasizes customers can get a discount on postage for domestic packages: Express Mail — 5 percent savings; Priority Mail — up to 14 percent savings by using Click-N-Ship to print mailing labels with postage.
“Our Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes take the guesswork out of shipping,” emphasizes Allocco. Whatever fits in the box or envelope ships for one low price anywhere in the United States. The Flat Rate Boxes are free, can be ordered from USPS.com, and will be delivered right to your door. There’s no weighing or calculating involved if the package weighs less than 70 pounds.
“With package pickup service, we will pick up packages from homes and offices,” says the Elizabeth Postmaster. “The service is free, regardless of the number of packages being sent and a Elizabeth letter carrier will pick up the packages during regular mail delivery service,” he adds.
USPS.com is one of the most frequently visited federal websites with more than 1.3 million visits each day. Some of the other popular products and services at USPS.com include:
Buying stamps and philatelic products,
Adding insurance and Delivery Confirmation to packages,
Creating and sending greeting cards,
Finding Post Office locations and hours.
“It’s no wonder that USPS.com is considered the Post Office at your fingertips,” says Allocco. “Of course we are always glad to welcome our customers when they visit our Post Office,” concludes the Elizabeth Postmaster.
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