Holiday Shipping Deadline Guide
The holidays are upon us! And, that means it is time to start preparing for year-end shipments. According to recent estimates by Forrester, “online holiday shopping in the US is set to grow to $151 billion this year, up 14% from $133 billion in 2017”1.
Most people have come to appreciate the ease of online shopping. The drawback to this is the stress of trying to make sure all your items are delivered on time. Businesses strive to plan holiday inventories effectively and to ensure customers receive their packages on time. The ability to track the progress of our orders online is a great help. We, as customers, try to do our part by having all of our holiday shopping done early, but there’s always that last minute gift we need to buy or that last minute deal we want to get. Thankfully, no matter which side of the transaction we’re on, our shipping carriers have our back.
The USPS®, FedEx and UPS are again delivering on Saturdays, to help give you peace-of-mind. They have also provided shipping deadline guidelines to help you ensure your package arrives by December 25th.
Please review the shipping deadlines below to ensure all of your holiday packages arrive in time. After all, nothing is worse than finding the perfect gift only to have it arrive three days after Christmas. But with the following information, you can be sure that your packages will be there on time to put a smile on your loved one’s faces.
|USPS Shipping Method||Ship By Date||Alaska and Hawaii Ship By Date|
|USPS Retail Ground®||December 14th, 2018||N/A|
|First Class Mail® and Priority Mail®||December 20th, 2018||December 20th, 2018|
|Priority Mail Express®||December 22nd, 2018||December 20th, 2018|
|FedEx Shipping Method||Ship By Date|
|FedEx Ground®||December 17th, 2018|
|FedEx Express Saver®||December 19th, 2018|
|FedEx 2 Day®||December 20th, 2018|
|FedEx Standard Overnight® and FedEx Priority Overnight®||December 21st, 2018|
*The above FedEx shipping deadlines are for shipments made from U.S. to U.S.
|UPS Shipping Method||Ship By Date|
|UPS 2nd Day Air®||December 20th, 2018|
|UPS Next Day Air®||December 21st, 2018|
We hope this guide helps your holidays go a little smoother.
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