Package rush

Time is quickly coming to a close for mailing Christmas packages.
Krystle Wagner
Dec 22, 2012


Last-minute mailers have kept postal workers at the Grand Haven office busy all week, Postmaster Noel Goodrow said. Although the week began with a rush, traffic at the desk has tapered off, he said.

Still, the mail business has been busier than the average holiday season, according to Goodrow.

“The number of transactions each day is dramatically higher,” he said.

Goodrow cautioned that time is running out if you expect a package to arrive before Christmas.

If you want your package to make it on time for Christmas, take note of which way the parcel is delivered. At this time of year, Goodrow said Parcel Post delivery will take 4-10 days (too late now), while Priority Mail will take 1-3 days, depending on the delivery location.

If someone wants their parcel delivered by Christmas, Goodrow urged them to send it by Express Mail.

“Express Mail is guaranteed overnight,” he said. “That hasn’t changed.”

The Grand Haven post office, 324 Washington Ave., will be open on Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.

To read more of this story, see Saturday’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.



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