HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Here are the suggested mailing dates and holiday hours from the Postal Service in Hawaii for 2015.
Suggested Mailing Dates
Suggested mailing dates are Dec. 7 for first-class and Priority mail headed to international and overseas military destinations, and Dec. 18 for First-Class and Priority Mail headed to the mainland. Dec. 21 is the final day to send packages to the mainland via expedited Priority Express shipping service.
Dates apply to mail received by each Post Office's cutoff time.
Postal customers are asked to keep in mind that the above suggested mailing dates are not deadlines, implying that packages or letters will not arrive at their destinations if mailed after the listed dates. In fact, if normal holiday conditions prevail, chances are good that letters and packages sent shortly after the suggested dates will still make it to their destinations before Christmas. Ultimately, uncontrollable factors such as mailing volumes and weather determine whether deliveries can be made early or on time.
No Extended Retail Hours This Year
USPS won't be extending hours of operation at any of Hawaii Post Offices this holiday season. Instead, they are encouraging customers to take advantage of our 24-hour self-service kiosks and the online payment and pickup options at USPS.com
Self Service Ship & Mail Centers
These postal kiosks allow customers to purchase stamps, print and pay for postage for packages, and conduct other common transactions without the need to stand in line to see a mail clerk. Perhaps most important, customers can access the Self Service Ship & Mail Centers 24/7, at times that are convenient to them. USPS Self Service Ship & Mail Centers are located in Hawaii outside or in the service lobbies of the 16 Post Offices below, in addition to one located inside the Safeway on Kapahulu Avenue on Oahu:
- Aina Haina
- Airport – 2 kiosks
- Ala Moana
- Hawaii Kai
- Hilo Main Office