Saturday, October 2, 2010

Holiday Shipping Dates

I know, I KNOW, but you really DO need to know this information waaay before the holidays!.

It’s starting! Holiday shipping dates for APOs/FPOs/DPO/AEs announced

The holiday season will be here before you know it.
Mailing early is the key to ensure delivery of holiday cards and packages by December 25 to APO/FPO/DPO/AE destination addresses.

As a reminder, all mail addressed to overseas military/diplomatic Post Offices is subject to certain conditions or restrictions regarding content, preparation and handling.

1. EMMS is available to selected military and diplomatic Post Offices. Check with your local Post Office to determine if this service is available to an APO/FPO/DPO address.

2. PAL is a service that provides air transportation for parcels on a space-available basis. It is available for Parcel Post items not exceeding 30 pounds in weight and 60 inches in length and girth combined. The applicable PAL fee must be paid in addition to the regular surface price of postage for each addressed piece sent by PAL service.

3. SAM parcels are paid at Parcel Post prices with maximum weight and size limits of 15 pounds and 60 inches in length and girth combined. SAM parcels are first transported domestically by surface and then to overseas destinations by air on a space-available basis.

Holiday shipping dates for domestic and international mail will be provided in a separate DMM Advisory.

H/T Jane

[Bratnote: Had a lot of tech issues trying to make that chart readable. (Must be above my pay-grade! However, after posting this, I discover that BlackFive also has these dates up. Their's you can read, so go HERE to check it out. ]

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