FedEx, UPS, and USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines For 2021

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August 26, 2021

It’s time for ecommerce merchants to start planning for the holiday shipping rush. And with that comes the light at the end of the tunnel. Everything between Black Friday and December 23rd is a mad dash to get all the orders out the door in time. Or maybe you’re just trying to ship a single package in time for Christmas. Either way, the holiday season is fast approaching and it’s time to start preparing.

Here are your deadlines for USPS, UPS, and FedEx:

USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines in the US for 2021

Service Shipping Cutoff Date
Retail Ground™ Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
First Class Mail® Friday, December 17th, 2021
Priority Mail® Saturday, December 18th, 2021
Priority Mail Express® Thursday, December 23rd, 2021

FedEx Holiday Shipping Deadlines in the US

 Service Shipping Cutoff Date
FedEx SmartPost® Thursday, December 9th, 2021 (with exceptions)
FedEx Ground® Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
Home Delivery® Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
Express Saver® Tuesday, December 21st, 2021
2Day® Services Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021
Overnight® Services Thursday, December 23rd, 2021

UPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines in the US 

 Service Shipping Cutoff Date
Ground® Check UPS.com/CTC 
3 Day Select® Tuesday, December 21st, 2021
2nd Day Air® Services Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021
Next Day Air® Services Thursday, December 23rd, 2021

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