Holiday shipping deadlines are fast approaching

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Several Holiday Shipping Deadlines Approaching

The holidays have a way of sneaking up on you, and that's especially true when it comes to shipping and Christmas.

Police say these emails indicate that a package could not be delivered, and asks you to open an attachment or click a link in order to obtain the invoice needed to pick up the package.

The company is also expected to ship more than 30 million packages every day for 17 of the 21 shipping days before Christmas. The Postal Service recommends using usps.com to buy and print shipping labels and postage and request next-day package pickup from the mail carrier.

UPS guarantees delivery by Dec. 22 - deadlines being Dec. 18 for UPS 3-Day Select service, Dec. 20 for 2nd-Day Air service and Dec. 21 for Next Day Air service.

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For holiday gifts being shipped by regular ground service, FedEx is advising customers to ship their gifts no later than December 15 for delivery by Christmas. Don't risk mail, cards with cash or gift cards, or packages sitting unattended for an extended period of time.

Coverstone said The UPS Store offers full-service packaging services for customers who need their items packaged up safely for travel.

Christmas is only two weeks away.

FedEx Home Delivery will deliver on Saturday, Dec. 23, at no additional charge.

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The first to arrive was FedEx on December 12. FedEx does not provide packaging service, Daley said.

Priority Mail Service must be in by December 20 and First Class Mail Service by December 19.

The U.S. Postal Service expects to deliver more than 15 billion pieces of mail including 850 million packages this year, which is a 10 percent increase over last year's volume.

Keep in mind: Post offices will be closed on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve as well as the actual holidays, so don't plan on shipping something at the very last minute!

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