We've compiled a helpful list of deadlines for your holiday package shipping needs. Here's the information from four of the biggest companies and organizations:
United States Postal Service - USPS (Deadlines are for a guaranteed Christmas arrival)
Saturday, Dec. 14 Last day priority international
Monday, Dec. 15 Last day for military Christmas arrival
Wednesday, Dec. 19 Last day most int'l. shipping
Thursday, Dec. 20 Last day First Class mail
Friday, Dec. 21 Last day Priority Mail
Saturday, Dec 22 Last day Express Mail
Post Offices close early Christmas Eve Post Offices Closed Christmas Day United Parcel Service - UPS (Deadlines are for a guaranteed Christmas arrival)
Thursday, Dec. 20 UPS Next Day Air packages picked up today will arrive Friday, Dec. 21. UPS 2nd Day Air packages picked up today will arrive on Monday, Dec. 24.
Friday, Dec. 21 UPS Next Day Air packages picked up today will arrive Monday, Dec. 24. UPS 2nd Day Air packages picked up today will arrive Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Saturday, Dec. 22 Delivery of UPS Worldwide Express, UPS Next Day Air and UPS 2nd Day Air packages processed and labeled for Saturday Delivery. Pickup service available for air and international packages only.
Monday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Normal delivery service for air, international and ground packages. Pickup service provided to scheduled pickup account customers for air and international shipments if prearranged by Friday, Dec. 21.
Tuesday, Dec. 25, Christmas No UPS pickup or delivery service.
Federal Express - FEDEX (for a Christmas arrival)
Monday, Dec. 17 Last day for Ground & Home Delivery
Wednesday, Dec. 19 Last day for Express Save 12/19
Thursday, Dec. 20 Last day FedEx 2-day & 2-day AM
Saturday, Dec. 22 Last day for FedEx First Overnight, Priority Overnight and Standard Overnight
Christmas Day FedEx Same Day Service available on Christmas Day
DHL- Monday, December 24 Regular pickup and delivery service Drop box pick-up times will be 2 hours earlier Pick-up call in cut-off times will be 1 hour earlier
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