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2022 Holiday Shipping Deadlines for USPS, UPS, and FedEX

Posted on August 26, 2022 by

It’s time again to prepare for the peak season holiday shipping rush! While the holiday season starts earlier every year, the deadlines will always be the same. With labor shortages, carriers work around the clock to move parcels to their final destination. With lingering supply chain shortages, it is possible that inventory could still be arriving in batches—making the season stretch longer. But, even if everything runs as smoothly as possible, there will always be last minute shoppers. Here’s what you can expect from the 2022 holiday season.  

*Dates have not yet been finalized. Until we receive confirmation from the carriers, we are using historical data, changing shipping timeframes, and projections to best determine these cutoff dates. 

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

USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines in the US for 2022

ServiceShipping Cutoff Date
USPS Retail Ground™Saturday, December 17th, 2022
USPS First Class Mail®Saturday, December 17th, 2022
USPS Priority Mail®Monday, December 19th, 2022
USPS Priority Mail Express®Thursday, December 23rd, 2022
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FedEx Holiday Shipping Deadlines in the US

ServiceShipping Cutoff Date
FedEx Ground® EconomyThursday, December 8th, 2022
FedEx Ground®Wednesday, December 14th, 2022
Home Delivery®Wednesday, December 14th, 2022
Express Saver®Tuesday, December 20th, 2022
2Day® ServicesWednesday, December 21st, 2022
Fedex Same DayFriday, December 23rd, 2022

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UPS® Holiday Shipping Deadlines in the US*

ServiceShipping Cutoff Date (projected)
UPS® Groundtbd
UPS 3 Day Select®tbd
UPS 2nd Day Air® Servicestbd
UPS Next Day Air® Servicestbd

Saturday Delivery Matters for Last Minute Shoppers

With December 25th falling on a Sunday this year, Saturday delivery may be utilized for some express, day-definite services. So 2-Day and Next-Day services will require you to pay extra for the specified Saturday delivery option for the carriers. 

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