Nothing motivates like a deadline, right? If you’re hustling to get your gifts out the door in time for Christmas, here’s a quick look at deadlines for major US package carriers. Note: These may be moving targets and not guaranteed, so our recommendation is to get them in the mail as soon as you can!
USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines
2020 Holiday Shipping Dates for Contiguous U.S. (Lower 48 States)
Recommended send-by dates for expected delivery before December 25
Tuesday, December 15: Last day to ship USPS Retail Ground Service
Friday, December 18: Last day to ship First-Class Mail Service
Saturday, December 19: Last day to ship Priority Mail Service
Wednesday, December 23: Last day to ship Priority Mail Express Service
UPS® Holiday Shipping Deadlines
Tuesday, December 15: Last day to ship with UPS® Ground service for Dec. 24 delivery
Monday, December 21: This is the last day to ship UPS 3 Day Select® packages for delivery on Thursday, Dec. 24
The UPS Service Guarantee is currently suspended for all shipments. Plan for an extra day or two for deliveries. Note: UPS Next Day Air Saver® and UPS 2nd Day Air A.M.® have end-of-day delivery windows
FedEx Holiday Shipping Deadlines
Monday, December 14, 2020
FedEx Freight no-fee, money-back guarantee suspended for shipments with required delivery dates of Monday, December 14, 2020, through Monday, January 4, 2021
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
FedEx Freight will continue to provide normal pickup and delivery
Thursday, December 24, 2020
FedEx Express will have early station, on-call pickup, and drop box closings in some areas.
FedEx Office will close by 6 p.m.
FedEx Freight unavailable
Friday, December 25, 2020
FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery,
FedEx SmartPost, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Office unavailable2