What Are the Last Days to Send Packages for the Holidays?
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Christmas is just under a month away. While some of us may not be able to spend this holiday season with our family, Santa and his friends are still on call to help make your season magical. And that means helping to make sure your gifts get there on time. Make sure you get everything mailed and shipped on time with our deadlines below.
USPS® Shipping Deadlines
- Retail Ground: Dec. 15
- First-Class Mail®: Dec. 17
- Priority Mail®: Dec. 18
- Priority Mail Express®: Dec. 23
- Military Mail (Fist-Class Mail® or Priority Mail®): Dec.9
- USPS® International: Details here
For a full list of USPS® deadlines check out the USPS® Holiday Shipping Deadlines.
FedEx® Shipping Deadlines
- FedEx Ground®: Dec. 15
- FedEx Ground® Economy: Dec. 9
- FedEx Same Day®: Dec. 24
- FedEx Express Saver®: Dec. 21
- FedEx International: Details here
For a full list of FedEx deadlines check out the FedEx Holiday shipping schedule & details.
UPS® Shipping Deadlines
- UPS Ground: Details here
- 3-Day Select: Dec. 21
- UPS 2nd Day Air: Dec. 22
- UPS Next Day Air: Dec. 23
- UPS International: Details here
For a full list of UPS deadlines check out the UPS 2021 Year-End Holiday Schedule.
Please note, these dates are for an estimated delivery time before December 25th and therefore are not a guarantee. The actual delivery date is dependent on multiple conditions such as origin and destination.
Also, you can keep up with the upcoming Shipping Rate for the three major carriers on our Rate Change hub. It’ll be sure to “bah” all the shipping humbugs that might appear.
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FedEx and UPS Guides
Get up-to-date, essential information on the shipping services you use most from both FedEx and UPS.
There were big changes to USPS pricing once again this year on services mailers use most, like First-Class®, Priority Mail®, Certified Mail®, Package Services and Marketing Mail.