2020 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Nov 16, 2020 | Blog

We may not have multiple generations gathering under the same roof to celebrate this holiday season, but that doesn’t mean we have to skip the festivities altogether. If traveling to see relatives is not in the cards, you may be relying on mail to deliver holiday cheer. Between an increase in online shopping and volume of packages being mailed to loved ones, the USPS anticipates longer than usual shipping times, so plan accordingly.

If you are sending your cookies, cards, and packages by mail, make sure you get them out the door by these recommended holiday shipping deadlines.

Domestic Holiday Shipping Deadlines

USPS Domestic

USPS Retail Ground® Service Dec. 15
Priority Mail® Service to Hawaii Dec. 15
First-Class Mail® Service Dec. 18
Priority Mail® Service Dec. 19
Priority Mail Express® Service to Alaska and Hawaii Dec. 21
Priority Mail Express® Service Dec. 23

FedEx Domestic

FedEx SmartPost® Dec. 9
FedEx Home Delivery® Dec. 15
FedEx Ground® Dec. 15
FedEx Express Saver® Dec. 21
FedEx 2Day® Dec. 22
FedEx 1Day® Freight Dec. 23
FedEx Standard Overnight® Dec. 23
FedEx SameDay® City Priority Dec. 25

UPS Domestic

UPS® Ground Dec. 15
UPS 3 Day Select® Dec. 21
UPS 2nd Day Air® Dec. 22
UPS Next Day Air® Dec. 23

International Holiday Shipping Deadlines

USPS International Mail

Please refer to the USPS website for regional specific deadlines

USPS Military Mail

Please refer to the USPS website for APO/FPO/DPO specific deadlines

FedEx to Canada

FedEx International Ground® Dec. 11
FedEx International Economy® Dec. 21
FedEx International Priority® Dec. 23
FedEx International First® Dec. 23
FedEx® International Next Flight Dec. 24

FedEx to Mexico

FedEx International Economy® Dec. 21
FedEx International Priority® Dec. 22
FedEx International First® Dec. 22
FedEx® International Next Flight Dec. 24

UPS to Canada

UPS Standard Dec. 15
UPS Worldwide Expedited® Dec. 22
UPS Worldwide Express® services Dec. 23

UPS to Mexico

UPS Standard Dec. 15
UPS Worldwide Expedited® Dec. 21
UPS Worldwide Express® services Dec. 22

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