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Christmas Shipping Deadlines Approach

Local post offices gearing up for busy week

Want to mail something in time for the holidays? The time is now.

Today is the last day to ship international via the United States Postal Service if you’re hoping your items arrive by Christmas.

Tuesday, Dec. 20 is the last day to ship via First-Class mail.

Wednesday, Dec. 21 is the last day to ship Priority Mail and Thursday is the last day to ship Express Mail.

Thursday, Dec. 22 the United Parcel Service is still over UPS Next Day Air.

The post office and UPS are closed Saturday and Sunday for Christmas.

FedEx is offering a variety of shipping options throughout the week, and on Sunday Dec. 25 is offering FedEx Same Day shipping.

USPS also recommends using its website – usps.com – to print
shipping labels and pay for postage or using one of their Automated
Postal Centers, which, like ATMs, perform many of the same functions
of a trip to the post office.

The Howell post office has an automated postal center, usable 24 hours a day. But for shipping services that require the help of a postal clerk at the business counter, the downtown office is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

In addition to the Howell post office nearby postal offices include:

  • Farmingdale Post Office, 66 Main St. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. .
  • Adelphia Post Office, 16 Wyckoff Mills Rd. Open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..
  • Lakewood Retail Station, 19 Clifton Ave. Open 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m..

If you're just looking for stamps, try locations such as , Stop & Shop, , and Wells Fargo Bank – just some of the locations in Howell that sell stamps.

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