Your 2016 Holiday Ship By Dates!

October 10, 2016


Can you believe it’s that time of the year already? Thanksgiving & Black Friday are a month and a half away and Christmas is here in under 2 months! It’s practically 2017!

But wait. Pump the brakes. Hold your horses. Put the bunny back in the box. Insert dated-reference about patience. Before we get to all that, there’s A LOT of shipping that needs to happen. The one-two punch of Black Friday and Cyber Monday + Christmas looming on the horizon means business is about to pick up.

ShipStation wants you prepared right NOW. So for all our US-based users, we collected the holiday ship by dates for UPS, FedEx, and USPS—in one convenient, easy-to-read infographic! Share it with your fellow entrepreneurs, print it out and pin it in your warehouse, or bookmark it! Either way, now’s the time to #ShiptheSeason:

This year, we made the infographic the perfect fit for a standard laser printer, at 8.5 x 11. Click here to download a printer-friendly PDF version.

You can also save this as a desktop background and always have it available!

You can also download it here:

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If you plan on using USPS services this year, get ahead of the game and order your supplies now! For big, ginormous orders, call 800-610-8734. You can also use that number to set-up standing monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly orders so you don’t have to use USPS.com or drop in to the post office.

Of course, these aren’t the only dates that matter.

APO/FPO/DPO & US to International

If you ship to or from military addresses or internationally in general, Stamps.com collected the recommended ship by dates directly from USPS. Click here to see those dates.


For our Canadian users, see Canada Post’s suggested ship by dates by clicking here.


If you’re in Australia, shipping with Australia Post, check out their standard delivery timetables using their Parcel Post service by clicking here.

And because we care about y’all, we have some big things planned in the coming weeks! We’re putting our focus on getting your branding up-to-speed using ShipStation’s features and partners. From packing slips & labels to emails to the Branded Tracking Page to social media, we’ll have you covered! Subscribe to our newsletter (it’s on the sidebar on the right) and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up-to-date!

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