Delivery companies like UPS, FedEx and the United States Postal Service are hiring extra seasonal help this year to deal with the expectation of handling a record number of packages. STAFF PHOTO / HOLLY SHIVELY
Photo: Staff Writer
Photo: Staff Writer

Ship your holiday gifts early, experts warn

Shop and ship early. Experts have those words of warning for shoppers who want their holiday gifts and packages to arrive at their destinations on time. 

With more people online shopping and more retailers offering free one and two day shipping, there is expected to be an influx of package deliveries.

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The United States Postal Service used to have a busiest “day” for deliveries and shipments, but now it has a busiest “time” -- the two weeks prior to Christmas. 

News Center 7 consumer reporter Rachel Murray will find out how early you should being shipping your packages, and she’ll have insight from the United States Postal Service and a local logistics expert today on WHIO-TV at 5pm. 

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