Three Wichita Post Offices to open retail windows on Sunday during the holidays

Post Office (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
Post Office (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Three Wichita Post Offices will open retail windows on Sunday during the holidays.

The following Wichita Post Offices will have Sunday retail hours:

  • Sunday, Dec. 4 – Wichita General Mail Facility, 7117 W. Harry St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 11 – Corporate Hills Station, 9350 E. Corporate Hills Dr., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 18 – Downtown Station, 330 W. 2nd, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Adding Sunday retail hours will help our customers get their packages in the mail at a time that is convenient for them,” said Wichita Postmaster Ryon Knopik.

While three Wichita Post Offices are adding Sunday retail hours for the holidays, Knopik reminds postal customers they likely already have a 24/7 Post Office inside their home or business. He encourages customers to skip the trip to the Post Office and ship their packages from the comfort of home at usps.com.

“Shipping a package on usps.com is as easy as making an online purchase, and you can do it at midnight in your pajamas, if you’d like,” said Knopik. “Free Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes and Free Package Pickup make online shipping a snap. There is no surcharge for residential deliveries, we offer free delivery on Saturday, and The U.S. Postal Service has the nation’s largest delivery network.”

The Postal Service expects to deliver approximately 16 billion cards, letters and packages this holiday season, including 750 million packages – a 12 percent increase compared to 2015. A similar increase is expected in Kansas.

Other postal locations in Kansas with Sunday retail hours on Dec. 4, Dec. 11, and Dec. 18 are:

  • Dodge City Post Office, 700 Central Ave. – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Emporia Post Office, 625 Merchant St. – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Hutchinson Post Office, 128 E. First Ave. – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Independence Post Office, 116 E. Laurel St. – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Junction City Post Office, 307 W. 7th — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Manhattan Post Office, 500 Leavenworth St. – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Topeka Gage Station, 1430 SW Woodhull St. – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Holiday cards and packages destined for military addresses in Iraq/Afghanistan/Middle East should be in the mail no later than Dec. 2 – all other military addresses Dec. 9. To help the families and friends of U.S. military personnel, the USPS offers a $2 discount on its largest Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes.

For international destinations, mail-by dates range from Dec. 1 to Dec. 10 depending on the destination, with Global Express Guaranteed service available from Dec. 19 to Dec. 22, depending on the destination.

Suggested mail-by dates for cards and packages destined for U.S. addresses are: Dec. 15 for Standard Post; Dec. 20 for First-Class Mail, Dec. 21 for Priority Mail, and Dec. 23 for Priority Mail Express.

Mailing tips, mail-by dates and more can be found online at usps.com/holiday.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.