|12-13-2012, 05:10 PM||#16|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Most of the year the 2 to 9 business day model for parcel post (2 days is for next town over so don't think it will get across the country in 2 days!) is correct.
Parcel post is only put on the trucks after first class and priority mail based on room left.
In the month of December, all bets are off. So many packages are shipped that sometimes the parcel post packages have to wait longer before getting on a truck and on their way to the recipient. That's why the workers now say 14 to 21 days.
As far as making your trip quicker, you could use flat rate boxes, print the shipping at home and then just walk in and leave the package on the counter (ours has a empty counter just for this purpose so you don't stand in line) or fill out the online form for home pickup. Then you wouldn't have to go to the post office at all! https://tools.usps.com/go/ScheduleAP...n!input.action
Good luck with the Post office.
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