By Joe O’Donnell
The U.S. Postal Service announced last week that that Monday, Dec. 19, will be the busiest mailing day of the year.
But a large share of the 12 million customers expected by the U.S. Postal Service on the last Monday before Christmas will not be waiting in line at their town’s local brick-and-mortar post office.
No, about 7 million customers will be sending their mail from their own house with the help of USPS.com.
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“With a click of your mouse you can ship from your house,” U.S. Postal Service Chief Customer and Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President Jim Cochrane said. “Our dedicated employees are ready to serve our customers with prompt service. Doing business with us is fast and easy during the busy holiday season and all year long.”
During fiscal year 2016, the USPS reports, USPS.com generated more than $1 billion in sales from more than 54 million transactions. On an average day, more than 2.7 million customers conduct business among the nation’s brick and mortar post offices while almost 4.7 million customers visit USPS.com.
Yes, the local post office around Christmas is a classic American scene. But considering the polar vortex that much of the country has been dealing with this December, sometimes it’s nice when making the in-person trip is not the only option.