The U.S. Postal Service is extending retail hours for the mad dash of last minute shoppers scrambling to ship packages in time for Christmas.  Spokesman Peter Hass says, back by popular demand, several post offices across the state will open its doors on Sunday.  In response to postal customers’ overwhelmingly
 

positive response last Sunday, more Phoenix area Post Offices will provide postal customers convenient holiday retail hours this Sunday, December 21.  A total of eleven Valley Postal facilities will offer retail hours on Sunday.
 
This comes on the heels of Monday’s biggest mailing day of the year for the U.S. Postal Service, but that doesn’t mean customers have run out of time to ship their gifts and greetings to loved ones.

While the Postal Service recommends getting Priority Mail packages and First-Class letters and cards in the mail by Saturday, December 20, to reach addressees nationwide in time for the Christmas Day holiday, the Sunday retail hours offer convenience for customers who need the weekend to finish their holiday shopping and shipping. Customers may ship packages via Priority Mail Express through Tuesday, December 23, to get last-minute gifts delivered by Christmas Day.

Eleven Valley Post Office locations will offer full retail services on Sunday, Dec. 21:

·        Phoenix Main Post Office, 4949 E. Van Buren St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

·        Phoenix Ahwatukee Station, 11010 S. 51st St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

·        Phoenix Boulder Hills Station, 2550 E. Rose Garden Lane, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

·        Phoenix Cactus Station, 2901 E. Greenway, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

·        Phoenix Maryvale Station, 4415 N. Maryvale Pkwy., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

·        Phoenix Osborn Station, 3905 N. 7th Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

·        Chandler Main Post Office, 101 N. Colorado St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

·        Goodyear Post Office, 875 S Estrella Pkwy., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

·        Scottsdale Main Post Office, 1776 N. Scottsdale Rd., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

·        Scottsdale Kachina Station, 7339 E. Williams Dr., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

·        Surprise Branch, 14955 W. Bell Rd., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Also, many Valley Post Offices have self-service kiosks available 24/7, where customers can ship small and medium-sized packages just by using a debit or credit card. Hass says it’s just like an ATM Machine, but this machine will weigh your packages and help you get it to the right location.  And it’s super convenient open 24 hours a day.  Among the locations in the metro area offering round-the-clock kiosk access are the following Post Offices:

.    Chandler Andersen Springs Station, 1900 W. Carla Vista Dr. 
.    Glendale Arrowhead Station, 19801 N. 59th Ave. 
.    Mesa Main Post Office, 135 N. Center St. 
.    Scottsdale Air Park Station, 8175 E. Evans Rd. 
.    Tempe South Station, 8205 S. Priest Dr.
 
Go to www.usps.com for more information.


Kris Dugan

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