USPS and FedEx Release This Year’s Shipping Deadlines for Holiday Shoppers

The United States Postal Service and FedEx urge holiday shoppers to begin shopping early this year. Shipping is expected to take longer amid supply chain issues. 

The USPS issued the following deadlines for packages to be delivered by December 25:

USPS: 

  • USPS Retail Ground Service — Dec. 15
  • First-Class Mail Service — Dec. 17 (including greeting cards)
  • First-class packages (up to 15.99 ounces) — Dec. 17
  • Priority Mail Service — Dec. 18
  • Priority Mail Express — Dec. 23

USPS Alaska:

  • First-Class Mail and Priority Mail — Dec. 18
  • Priority Mail Express — Dec. 21

USPS Hawaii:

  • Priority Mail and First-Class Mail — Dec. 17
  • Priority Mail Express — Dec. 21

APO/FPO/DPO (Air/Army Post Office/Fleet Post Office/Diplomatic Post Office) addresses:

  • USPS Retail Ground service — Nov. 6
  • Priority Mail and First-Class Mail — Dec. 9
  • Priority Mail Express — Dec. 16

The USPS also wanted to remind customers of the price increase from $.55 to $.58 on forever stamps. There is also a temporary price increase for retail and business customers through December 26.

Below are the deadlines for FedEx customers:

FedEx Express:

  • FedEx 1 Day Freight — Dec. 21
  • FedEx 2 Day Freight — Dec. 22
  • FedEx 3 Day Freight — Dec. 21
  • Express Saver — Dec. 21
  • 2Day & 2Day AM — Dec. 22
  • Overnight Services — Dec. 23
  • FedEx Same Day — Dec. 24

FedEx Ground:

  • FedEx Ground Economy — Dec. 9
  • FedEx Ground and Home Delivery — Dec. 15

FedEx Freight:

  • FedEx Freight Economy — Dec. 9
  • FedEx Freight Priority — Dec. 15
  • FedEx Freight Direct — Dec. 15

 

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Erin Boogie is a blogger for BallerAlert.com and producer/co-host of the weekly radio show In the Field Radio.

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