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USPS, FedEx and UPS 2023 Holiday Shipping Deadlines: When Is the Last Day to Ship?

November 1, 2023


When Is the Last Day to Ship Before the Holiday?

At Quadient, we want to make sure your gifts and packages will get delivered on time for the Holiday. Ensure you get everything mailed and shipped on time with our deadlines below. But don't forget: the earlier you send, the better. Happy holidays and happy mailing!


2023 USPS® Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Recommended send-by dates for expected delivery before December 25 (excluding Alaska & Hawaii)

  • USPS Retail Ground® Service: Dec. 16
  • First-Class Mail® Service: Dec. 16
  • Priority Mail® Service: Dec. 18
  • Priority Mail Express® Service: Dec. 20

For a full list of USPS® deadlines check out the USPS® Holiday Shipping Deadlines


2023 FedEx® Shipping Deadlines

  • FedEx Ground®: Dec. 15 (5-Day Shipping) to Dec. 21 (1-Day Shipping)
  • FedEx Ground® Economy: Dec. 13
  • FedEx Same Day®: Dec. 22
  • FedEx Express Saver®: Dec. 19
  • FedEx International: Details here 

For a full list of FedEx deadlines check out the FedEx Holiday shipping schedule & details


2023 UPS® Shipping Deadlines

U.S Domestic recommended last days to ship for Dec. 24 delivery:

  • UPS Ground: Details here
  • 3-Day Select: Dec. 19
  • UPS 2nd Day Air: Dec. 20
  • UPS Next Day Air: Dec. 21
  • UPS International: Details here

For a full list of UPS deadlines check out the UPS 2023 Year-End Holiday Schedule. 


Please note, that these dates are for an estimated delivery time and therefore are not a guarantee. The actual delivery date is dependent on multiple conditions such as origin and destination.

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