2020 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

During the holiday season, customers have a heightened need for their packages to arrive on time. If someone doesn’t get their Christmas gift by December 25th, there is an increased risk of the customer returning the package and poor reviews. Higher volumes of online shopping, supply chain delays, and carrier delays have already made 2020 a year unlike any other and the holiday season is going to amplify these delays. However, you can stay prepared by knowing what to expect.

Here are your deadlines for USPS, UPS, and FedEx:

USPS HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES IN THE US

ServiceShipping Cutoff Date
Retail Ground™Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
First Class Mail®Friday, December 18th, 2020
Priority Mail®Saturday, December 19th, 2020
Priority Mail Express®Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020
For USPS’s international shipping deadlines, head here



FEDEX HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES

 ServiceShipping Cutoff Date
FedEx SmartPost®Wednesday, December 9th, 2020
FedEx Ground®Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
Home Delivery®Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
Express Saver®Monday, December 21st, 2020
2Day® ServicesTuesday, December 22nd, 2020
Overnight® ServicesWednesday, December 23rd, 2020
For FedEx’s international shipping deadlines, head here.

UPS HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES

 ServiceShipping Cutoff Date
Ground®Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
3 Day Select®Monday, December 21st, 2020
2nd Day Air® ServicesTuesday, December 22nd, 2020
Next Day Air® ServicesWednesday, December 23rd, 2020
For UPS’s international shipping deadlines, head here.