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US Post Office to Deliver on Sundays

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Nineteen Post Offices in the Mississippi District will deliver packages on the two Sundays leading up to Christmas, Dec. 15 & 22. Customers may also notice their carrier earlier in the day Monday-Saturday, as the Postal Service delivers holiday cheer.

The Sunday and earlier deliveries are being implemented in ZIP Codes with significant increases in package volume. They include: 38671 Southaven, 38654 Olive Branch, 38655 Oxford, 38632 Hernando, 38701 Greenville, 38732 Cleveland, 38834 Corinth, 39047 Brandon Reservoir Branch, 39110 Madison, 39157 Ridgeland, 39180 Vicksburg, 39211 Jackson LeFleur Station, 39206 Jackson North Station, 39208 Pearl Branch, 39402 Hattiesburg Main Post Office, 39503 Gulfport Larkin Smith Main Post Office, 39532 Biloxi Northbay/D'Iberville, 39564 Ocean Springs, and 39759 Starkville.

The special Sunday deliveries in the Mississippi District are for the holiday season and are not part of the recently-announced Amazon Sunday deliveries with the Postal Service in Los Angeles and the New York metropolitan areas.

Holiday shippers and mailers are also reminded that 29 Mississippi Post Offices will be offering extended retail service hours on Dec. 14 & 21. They include: Bay St. Louis Main Post Office, Biloxi Northbay/D'Iberville Station, Brandon Main Post Office, Brandon Reservoir Branch, Clarksdale, Clinton, Columbus Main Post Office, Flowood, Grenada, Gulfport Main Post Office, Hattiesburg Main Post Office, Hattiesburg Downtown Station, Jackson Downtown Station, Jackson North Station, Laurel Main Post Office, Long Beach, Madison, Meridian Main Post Office, Natchez Main Post Office, Ocean Springs, Olive Branch, Oxford, Pascagoula, Philadelphia, Ridgeland, Southaven, Tupelo Main Post Office, Vicksburg, and Yazoo City.

The Postal Service expects to process 545 million pieces of mail every day throughout this holiday season; totaling nearly 15 billion pieces of mail to be delivered between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve. Competitive package volume also is expected to increase by approximately 12 percent from last year to about 420 million packages during the 2013 holiday season.

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.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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