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USPS, FedEx, and UPS Holiday Shipping Dates 2017

Holiday Shipping Dates 2017You snatched some great deals during Black Friday and Cyber Monday and have completed your Holiday Gift List. Make sure your presents for dear friends and loved ones gets delivered on time. Remember, the holiday season is also the busiest days for the postal service and shipping industry. You definitely do not want your packages to be caught up in the frenzy and arrive a few days after Christmas.

To help you make sure that you send out presents on time, we list down the USPS, FedEx, and UPS cut-off dates that must be met for shipments to arrive on or before December 24th.

USPS

USPS Domestic Packages

 Service  Last day to ship
 USPS Priority Mail Express  Friday, Dec. 22nd
 USPS Priority Mail  Wednesday, Dec. 20th
 USPS First Class Mail  Tuesday, Dec 19th
 USPS Retail Ground  Thursday, Dec 14th

 

USPS Military Mail (APO/FPO/DPO)

Military Mail Destination Priority Mail Express First-Class Mail (Letters/Cards) Priority Mail Parcel Select Ground
AE ZIPs 090-092  Dec. 16th  Dec. 11th   Dec. 11th  Nov. 6th
AE ZIP 093  N/A  Dec. 4th   Dec. 4th  Nov. 6th
AE ZIPs 094-098  Dec. 16th  Dec. 11th   Dec. 11th  Nov. 6th
AA ZIP 340  Dec. 16th  Dec. 11th   Dec. 11th  Nov. 6th
AP ZIPs 962-966  Dec. 16th  Dec. 11th   Dec. 11th  Nov. 6th

 

USPS International Packages

Int'l Mail Destination Priority Mail Express Int'l Priority Mail Int'l First-Class Pkg Int'l Service
Africa  Dec. 7th  Nov. 30th  Nov. 30th
Asia/Pacific Rim  Dec. 14th  Dec. 7th  Dec. 7th
Australia/New Zealand  Dec. 14th  Dec. 7th  Dec. 7th
Canada  Dec. 16th  Dec. 9th  Dec. 7th
Caribbean  Dec. 14th  Dec. 9th  Dec. 7th
Central & South America  Dec. 9th  Nov. 30th  Nov. 30th
Mexico  Dec. 14th  Dec. 7th  Dec. 7th
Europe  Dec. 14th  Dec. 9th  Dec. 7th
Middle East  Dec. 14th  Dec. 9th  Dec. 7th

FedEx

FedEx domestic packages must be shipped by the cut-off date in order to arrive on or before December 24th (with the exception of FedEx Same day, which can be sent on the 24th and 25th to arrive the same day).

 Service  Last day to ship
 FedEx Same Day  Monday, Dec. 25th
 FedEx First, Priority, STD   Overnight*  Thursday, Dec. 21st
 FedEx 2Day & 2Day AM*  Wednesday, Dec. 20th
 FedEx Express Saver*  Tuesday, Dec. 19th
 FedEx Home Delivery  Monday, Dec. 18th
 FedEx Ground  Friday, Dec. 15th
 FedEx SmartPost  Monday, Dec. 11th

*FedEx First, Priority, STD Overnight, 2Day, 2Day AM, and Express Saver have modified service hours and locations for the holiday weekend. See the infographic for more details.


UPS

UPS domestic packages must be shipped by the cut-off date in order to arrive on or before December 24th.

 Service  Last day to ship
 UPS Next Day Air*  Thursday, Dec. 21st
 UPS 2nd Day Air & 2nd Day  Air   A.M.*  Wednesday, Dec. 20th
 UPS 3 Day Select  Monday, Dec. 18th
 UPS Ground*  Friday, Dec. 15th

* UPS Next Day Air, 2nd Day Air, 2nd Day Air A.M., and Ground services include the option for Saturday delivery and pickup. See the infographic for more details.

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