Holiday shipping deadlines are upon us

Keep these shipping dates in mind when sending out holiday gifts

Nebraska Postal Carriers have already delivered 15 percent or 330,000 more packages this holiday season than they did the same time previous year.

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The nation's largest shipping companies expect to deliver record numbers of packages. Our carriers are also making early morning and evening deliveries. During the holidays, no carrier makes more deliveries to more places than the Postal Service.

Six Hawaii post offices will be open Sunday, but there will otherwise be no extended retail hours at Hawaii post offices this season.

Omaha Main Post Office, 1124 Pacific St. - 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Visit the Postal Service Holiday Newsroom at usps.com/holidaynews to get the full list of deadlines, pricing and shipping tips.

Richard DeWolfe with the USPS tells KSFY News, "It's a time of year we enjoy". "The 20th would be the last day you can do priority mail".

Dec. 19: UPS 3 Day Select shipments picked up today will be scheduled for delivery on Tuesday, Dec. 26.

December 19: This is the last day to ship FedEx Express Saver.

Workers at the U.S. Postal Service are doubling up and working around the clock to make sure your gifts, cards and packages arrive just in time for Christmas.

- Many online merchants do not provide consumers with an option to pick which delivery service they will use to ship their package, but most will send you shipment notifications with a tracking number. This can be done by using Priority Mail Express.

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