Postal Services launches Sunday delivery for the holiday seasons

Despite snow, rain, warmth and gloom of night time, the Postal Services has 15.1 billion deliveries to make.

Santa’s elves at the U.S. Postal Services will work a bit tougher this calendar year.

The U.S.P.S. is expanding its holiday getaway shipping schedule to deliver packages 7 times a week in some cities. And with great purpose: It expects to handle fifteen.1 billion playing cards, letters and parcels this holiday period, including 470 million packages .

Which is 12% far more packages than very last year, thanks in component to more online purchasing, the Postal Provider said Tuesday.

The additional service will span 5 Sundays in November and December, commencing on November 23. That is up from the three Sundays in December it produced deliveries previous 12 months.

It also has a specific arrangement with Amazon ( AMZN , Tech30 ) to carry out Sunday deliveries.

The Postal Services handles more deals than FedEx ( FDX ) , but much less than UPS ( UPS ) . Each have declared their own programs to increase capability, specifically right after UPS and Amazon unsuccessful to deliver several offers in time for Christmas.

Sector groups forecast online paying — the significant driver of shipping boosts — will expand among 8% and thirteen% this season.