USPS Rates, Holidays, Delivery Times & USPS Hours!

In this article, I am going to talk about USPS rates, USPS holidays, USPS Hours and USPS Delivery times so that you can get a clear idea about the pricing and the working hours to receive your parcel. This post will give you enough idea about when does your parcel gets delivered and what price too. In the previous post, I talked about USPS Hold Mail. So let’s have a look at some introduction first and then move on to the main subject šŸ™‚

USPS Rates, Holidays, Delivery Times & USPS Hours!

USPS also known as United States Postal Service is a US government organization that was founded in the year 1971. USPS is offering postal services to its citizens with more than 200,000 vehicles and 600,000 workers on the job. The company ensures to provide its customers with timely services and delivery of goods, however, there can be certain delays due to holidays in the organization.

USPS holidays are those days when U.S. Postal service does not work. Although the non-working days of the company are Sunday, but they also have some other days on which they are not working. These are some special days or official holidays, on which offices are closed down and there is no one in the office to attend or attend the queries of clients.

These organizations are offered holidays on predetermined dates, such that customers can stay informed and plan their visit to postal offices accordingly. For individuals who often pay a visit to the postal offices, it is good for them to check out details below which contains minute of information of the holidays in postal offices.

USPS Holidays

USPS Holidays

The holidays are similar for each of the offices. Some of the holidays are quite evident and natural to happen in a government organization. The postal service organization is open on all the days, except the days mentioned in theĀ schedule below and also Sundays. The table below shall provide you theĀ complete list of holidays in the year 2017, and the occasions for which such holidays have been declared in the company. This list is prepared by in reference to theĀ official website which is Make sure that you don’t visit the local post office to change USPS address on these days!

USPSĀ Holidays List

Date Occasion
January 1 New Yearā€™s Day
January 16 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
February 20 Washingtonā€™s Birthday
May 29 Memorial Day
July 4 Independence Day
September 4 Labor Day
October 10 Columbus Day
November 11 Veterans Day
November 30 Thanksgiving Day
December 26 Christmas Day

USPS Holiday Dates and Details

  1. January 1, New Yearā€™s Day: This day almost every company and firm is closed, owing to which one would not be able send or receive any mail.
  2. January 16, Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.: This day is kept as a holiday in USPS, as the company celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King every year on third Monday of January.
  3. February 20, Washingtonā€™s Birthday: On this special day, people of United States celebrates the birthday of their first president i.e. George Washington. Even though the president was born on February 22, 1732 but due to Uniform Holidays Act, the country celebrates their birthday every year on third Monday of February.
  4. May 29, Memorial Day:This is yet another centralized holiday in US, which is celebrated in the memory of armed forces that died while serving the country. This occasion is celebrated on last Monday of May every year.
  5. July 4, Independence Day: It is celebrated on the occasion of independence of United States. This was the day when United States got separated from British and became a separate nation.
  6. September 4, Labor Day:This is also a federal holiday which is celebrated in the honor of American labor movement and also for workers contribution towards development of the country. This day is celebrated on first Monday of September every year.
  7. October 10, Columbus Day: This day is celebrated on second Monday of October every year, on the occasion of Columbus discovery of America.
  8. November 11, Veterans Day: This day is celebrated in the honor of the army veterans who have served the nation.
  9. November 30, Thanksgiving Day:This occasion is celebrated in both Canada and United states. While Canada celebrates it on second Monday of October, US celebrate it on fourth Thursday of November.
  10. December 26 Christmas Day: While Christmas is celebrated on 25th, but for most of the workers official holidays lies on 26th

So these are few specific days when the USPS Holidays are available and this detailed information with USPS dates of closed days can give you enough idea about when to register your parcel for delivery! If you feel that the parcel is going to come around the holiday time, you can just do USPS mail forwarding in that case šŸ™‚

USPS Rates

Now that you know everything about USPS holidays, it’s now time to know the USPS rates at which you can deliver your respective parcels to various parts of the country! Remember that the prices vary from service to service and from place to place, so ensure that you go through the below givenĀ USPS Rates table carefully! šŸ˜€

USPS Rates

USPS Rates for Various Services

Priority Mail ExpressĀ® FromĀ $22.95Ā at the Post Officeā„¢
FromĀ $20.66Ā for Commercial BaseĀ®
FromĀ $20.66Ā for Commercial PlusĀ®
Priority Mail Express Flat Rateā„¢ Envelope $22.95Ā at the Post Office
$20.66Ā for Commercial Base
$20.66Ā for Commercial Plus
Priority Mail Express Open & DistributeĀ® Service See your USPSĀ® sales agent for Commercial Base pricing
See your USPS sales agent for Commercial Plus pricing
Priority MailĀ® FromĀ $6.45Ā at the Post Office
FromĀ $5.75Ā for Commercial Base
FromĀ $5.60Ā for Commercial Plus
Priority Mail Flat RateĀ® $6.45Ā at the Post Office
$5.75Ā for Commercial Base
$5.60Ā for Commercial Plus
Prepaid ForeverĀ® Priority Mail Flat Rate See pricing online
Priority Mail Regional RateĀ® Boxes FromĀ $6.01
Additional fee if postage is paid at Retail
Priority Mail Open & DistributeĀ® Service See your USPSĀ® sales agent for Commercial Base pricing
See your USPS sales agent for Commercial Plus pricing
Priority Mail ReturnĀ® Service FromĀ $5.75Ā for Commercial Base
FromĀ $5.60Ā for Commercial Plus
First-Class MailĀ® FromĀ $0.47Ā at the Post Office
FromĀ $0.376Ā for Commercial Pricing
First-Class Package ServiceĀ® FromĀ $2.62Ā for Commercial Pricing
First-Class Package ReturnĀ® Service FromĀ $2.62Ā for Commercial Pricing
Standard MailĀ® FromĀ $0.151Ā for Commercial Pricing
Every Door Direct Mail – RetailĀ® $0.176Ā for Flats up to 3.3 oz
Parcel SelectĀ® FromĀ $2.66Ā for Commercial Pricing
Parcel Select LightweightĀ® FromĀ $1.30Ā for Commercial Pricing
USPS Retail Ground FromĀ $6.75Ā at the Post Office
Parcel Return Service FromĀ $2.54Ā at the Post Office
Ground Return Service FromĀ $5.95Ā for Commercial Pricing
Media MailĀ® FromĀ $2.61Ā at the Post Office
FromĀ $1.79Ā for Commercial Pricing

Table Source: Official Website

You can also visit our home page to track USPS parcels and this post to know about Priority Mail tracking now! The rates of UPS tracking are also quite similar to USPS rates!

USPS Delivery Times & Hours

The delivery time of USPS organization is similar to their working hours. Hence it clearly means that no package shall be delivered to you on Sundays or on official holidays. However, customers should make a note that all these delivery times are mere estimations, and they might vary depending on the services offered by the partner delivery companies working on theĀ international and domestic level.

USPS Delivery Times

USPS Delivery Times & USPS Hours

Day Timings
Monday ā€“ Friday 9:00 AM ā€“ 4:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM ā€“ 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed

Conclusion of USPS Rates, Holidays, Delivery Times & Working Hours

I am sure the above-mentioned information was useful enough, to gain an insight of the working days and hours of the company. This way you can stay informed about receipt or delivery of theĀ parcel, and also plan your visits to aĀ postal office. You can also check details about USPS international mail tracking once you are done with the reading of above article! šŸ™‚

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