The time it takes for the USPS to deliver a package is dependent upon the kind of delivery service selected. Domestic delivery services available include Media Mail, USPS Retail Ground, First-Class Mail, Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express. USPS Retail Ground is del...
The United States Postal Service attempts to have mail deliveries finished by 6 p.m., but mail carriers can deliver later than that during busy times. Mail deliveries have been reported between 8 to 10 p.m.
Priority Mail takes from 1 to 3 business days for delivery. Exact transit time for a Priority Mail package to reach its intended recipient depends on the origin location from which the package is mailed, and the destination address where the package is being sent.
As of October 2014, the Sunday delivery option is available only in select cities. Senders who choose this option pay the USPS an additional fee. With this option, senders have to select Priority Mail Express as their shipping speed.
As of 2014, the USPS delivers on Saturdays. There are tentative plans to roll back USPS service to five days per week by the fourth quarter of 2017 if mail volume falls below 140 billion pieces per year.
The acronym "USPS" refers to the United States Postal Service. It has been in existence since July 26, 1775, when the Second Continental Congress created it. Benjamin Franklin was the first Postmaster General of the United States.
The United States Postal Service delivers mail on Christmas Eve. Most post office lobbies are open on Christmas Eve, but some may close as early as noon on that day.