Christmas Shipping Deadlines

December 3, 2018

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Holiday shopping is moving along at a swift pace simply because, it has to, as we enter the month of December.  If you want all of your holiday gifts to arrive on time this year, you'd better finish your gift shopping soon. Don't be fooled into thinking you've got a lot f time left to drop those Christmas cards and packages in the mail so that they arrive by December 25th. Most major retailers and package shippers anticipate online shopping will be off the charts this year and place a tremendous strain on package delivery systems this holiday season. Here are the year-end gift-shipping deadline information below for FedEx, UPS, and the U.S. Postal Service.

December 10, 2018

  • Last day via FedEx SmartPost. 

December 14, 2018

  • Last day to send packages United States postal Service Retail Ground.

December 17, 2018

  • Last day via FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery.

December 18, 2018

  • Last day to ship UPS 3 Day Select for delivery on Monday, December 24, 2018.

December 19, 2018

  • Last day via FedEx Express Saver.
  • Last day to ship UPS 2nd Day Air for delivery on Monday, December 24, 2018.

December 20, 2018

  • Last day via FedEx 2Day and FedEx 2Day A.M.
  • Last day to ship UPS 2nd Day Air packages for delivery on Monday, December 24, 2018.
  • Last day to send packages United States Postal Service (USPS) First Class Mail (Last day to send packages via First Class Mail and Priority Mail services to Alaska & Hawaii).
  • Last day to send packages USPS Priority Mail

December 21, 2018

  • Last day via FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx Priority Overnight, and FedEx First Overnight.
  • Last day to ship UPS Next Day Air for delivery on Monday, Dec. 24. Note: These packages must be processed and labeled for Saturday Delivery, which isn’t available to all ZIP codes.

December 22, 2018

  • Last day to send packages united States Postal Service Priority Mail Express (Last day to send packages via Priority Mail Express to Alaska & Hawaii).

December 25, 2018

  • Last day via FedEx SameDay City Direct, FedEx SameDay City Priority, and FedEx SameDay.

 

SOURCE: Consumer Reports

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