Lithium batteries are Santa’s greetings from the U.S.P.S.

Christmas is coming early for people stationed overseas who want to have packages shipped to them that contain lithium batteries.

In fact, early Christmas begins today as the U.S. Postal Service lifts the ban on lithium batteries in electronic devices bound for international destinations, and Army (APO), Fleet (FPO) and Diplomatic Post Office (DPO) locations.  “The Postal Service is pleased to be back in the business of shipping gifts containing lithium batteries internationally and to our service members overseas,” says Giselle Valera, Vice President, Global Business.   “Postal employees are gearing up for a busy holiday season, and we are ready to help customers send care packages to loved ones around the world.”

Easy, convenient, multi-lingual and always at the fingertips, www.usps.com  has a complete suite of tools to help with shipping gifts containing lithium batteries.  The site has explanations of packaging, preparing international shipments and customs forms and even has provisions for paying postage online.

“The Postal Service is always working to make package shipping more and more convenient,” says Valera.  “Customers can visit the Post Office that’s always open, 24/7, www.usps.com, to ship holiday care packages without ever having to leave the comfort of home or office.  Now’s the time to let friends and family back home know the service is once again available for lithium batteries shipments.