2019 US Holiday Shipping Deadlines

The Holidays are fast approaching bringing with them the challenge of ensuring that packages arrive to your customers in time for the celebrations.  To add to the challenge, as many as 40% of all shoppers do their shopping within the last 10 days of the season. Offering last-minute shoppers an option for express services can help ensure that packages arrive on time.

To help, we’ve put together a list of deadlines for USPS, UPS, and FedEx.

 

USPS US HOLIDAY DEADLINES

SERVICE SHIPPING CUTOFF DATE
Retail Ground Saturday, December 14th
first class mail® Friday, December 20th
Priority mail® Saturday, December 21st
priority mail express® Monday, December 23rd

For USPS international shipping deadlines, click here.

 

FEDEX US HOLIDAY DEADLINES

SERVICE SHIPPING CUTOFF DATE
fedex smartpost® Monday, December 19th
fedex ground® Monday, December 16th
home delivery® Monday, December 16th
express saver® Thursday, December 19th
2Day® services Friday, December 20th
overnight services® Monday, December 23rd

 

UPS US HOLIDAY DEADLINES

SERVICE SHIPPING CUTOFF DATE
Ground® Friday, December 13th
3 Day Select® Thursday, December 19th
2nd Day Air® Services Friday, December 20th
Next day air® Services Monday, December 23rd

See the full UPS Holiday Shipping Schedule here.

 

2019 HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES CALENDAR

Here is a calendar that will help you to visualize what services are best to use and when to use them.  It will also assist you with deciding when to cut over to express services and which services are best to use when.

Be sure to let customers know when they should upgrade their shipping service in order to ensure that packages arrive on time.

2019 US Holiday Cutoff Calendar

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