Now that December is officially here, it’s time to get to know your 2019 holiday shipping deadlines before it’s too late. These important shipping deadlines apply to all companies who plan to mail merchandise to customers before Christmas. If you want your products to reach their final destination in time for the holidays, you’ll need to make sure everything is in order before the final deadlines listed below.

USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines

The following dates are listed on the United States Post Office website as their 2019 Holiday shipping deadlines. Make sure you follow their deadlines to get everything mailed on time!

Regular Services

  • First Class Mail Service – December 20th
  • Priority Mail Service – December 21st
  • Priority Mail Express Service – December 23rd
  • USPS Retail Ground – December 14th

 Alaska and Hawaii 

  • Shipping to Alaska – December 18th
  • Shipping to Hawaii – December 19th

International

  • Africa – December 19th
  • Asia/Pacific Rim – December 19th
  • Australia/New Zealand – December 19th
  • Canada – December 19th
  • Caribbean – December 19th
  • Central & South America – December 18th
  • Mexico – December 18th
  • Europe – December 19th
  • Middle East – December 19th

Fedex Holiday Shipping Deadlines

The following dates are listed on the Fedex website as their 2019 Holiday shipping deadlines. Make sure you follow their deadlines to get everything mailed on time!

 

Fedex Home Delivery – December 16th

Fedex Ground – December 16th

Fedex Express Saver – December 19th

Fedex 2Day – December 20th

Fedex 2Day A.M. – December 20th

Fexex Standard Overnight – December 23rd

Fedex Priority Overnight – December 23rd

Fedex First Overnight – December 23rd

Fedex SameDay City Priority – December 25th

Fedex SameDay City Direct – December 25th

UPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines

The following dates are listed on the UPS website as their 2019 Holiday shipping deadlines. Make sure you follow their deadlines to get everything mailed on time!

 

UPS Ground Service Guarantee suspension begins  December 2nd

Normal service. Last day to ship some UPS Ground packages  December 13th

UPS Air and International Air Shipments Times Extend – December 16th

Last day to ship UPS 3-Day Select – December 19th

Last Day to Ship via 2nd Day Air – December 20th

Last Day to Ship via UPS Next Day Air – December 23rd

Tips for Getting Your Packages Mailed on Time:

  • Make sure you’ve ordered your packaging supplies well in advance.
  • Plan your packaging runs early to give time for any possible setbacks.
  • Be ready to account for missing employees during the holiday season by hiring part time workers to help pick up the slack.
  • Optimize your packing stations and supplies so employees can do more with less time.
  • Plan on having things ready a few days before the deadlines so you have plenty of time to get everything ready to ship.

We hope you have a successful holiday shipping season! Remember, you can find the packaging supplies you need right here on our website, so if you’re running low. Place an order today for quick delivery.