It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to shift the e-commerce sales this holiday season. The volume of packages being shipped this holiday season is going to surge. According to Forbes, US e-commerce sales will hit a projected $709.78 billion in 2020, which is up 11% since 2019. In an effort to make holiday shipping less stressful, we wanted to give you the major shipping deadlines for USPS, FedEx and UPS so you can better prepare.
Below is a quick shipping guide so you can ensure you packages arrive on or before December 25th.
USPS 2020 Holiday Schedule
When shipping for the holidays, the USPS is offering delivery on Saturdays to better serve its customers. Additionally, there will be no residential or fuel surcharges.
If you are shipping something small but heavy, USPS Priority Cubic (only available with CPP rates) is the absolute best pricing. If you are shipping a medium size box then consider using USPS Regional Rate boxes (only available with Commercial rates).
*Not a guarantee, unless otherwise noted. Dates are for estimated delivery before December 25.
For a full list of USPS holiday shipping deadlines, please visit the USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines Page.
FedEx 2020 Holiday Schedule
For a full list of FedEx holiday shipping deadlines, please visit the FedEx Holiday Shipping Deadlines Page.
UPS 2020 Holiday Schedule
*UPS is closed on Christmas Day (UPS Express Critical® is available)
For a full list of UPS holiday shipping deadlines, please visit the UPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines Page.
Remember, when using a product like FP Parcel Shipping, you can access the estimated delivery date for better selection of rates and carriers. For more information on how FP Parcel Shipping can alleviate your shipping stress, visit the FP Parcel Shipping page.
Amanda Fletcher is the Director of Marketing at FP Mailing Solutions. She has been in the mailing industry with FP since 2013. She is passionate about good pizza, running and quality family time.
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