USPS, FedEx, UPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines


It’s almost time for holiday shopping and shipping!   If you have loved ones out of the area on your gift giving list, mark your calendars now for the following shipping deadlines.

The United States Postal Service recently began slowing mail deliveries and says “the earlier you send, the better: Don’t delay, mail and ship today.”

USPS Shipping Deadlines:

  • Retail Ground — Wed., Dec. 15

  • First-Class Mail — Fri., Dec. 17

  • Priority Mail — Sat., Dec. 18

  • Priority Mail Express — Thurs., Dec. 23

FedEx says customers should “plan ahead for package pick up and drop off for holiday deliveries. We’re working hard to keep up with more shipments than ever. Allow plenty of time to help ensure your holiday deliveries arrive when you need them to.”

FedEx Shipping Deadlines:

  • FedEx Ground Economy — Thurs., Dec. 9

  • FedEx Ground and Home Delivery — Wed., Dec. 15

  • Express Saver — Tues., Dec. 21

  • 2Day & 2Day AM — Wed., Dec. 22

  • FedEx Same Day — Fri., Dec. 24

UPS reminds customers that they can arrange your contactless pickup or find a drop off location near them. Find out more.

UPS Shipping Deadlines:

  • Ground shipping — Check ups.com/ctc for quote

  • 3 Day Select — Tues., Dec. 21

  • 2 Day Air — Wed., Dec. 22

  • Next Day Air — Thurs., Dec. 23