FedEx, UPS, and USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines For 2020

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October 2, 2020

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Your shipping strategy gets put to the ultimate test in the final leg of the holiday rush. In fact, Shopify reports that 40% of customers are still shopping within the final 10 days of the season. Guaranteeing these gifts arrive in time is the deciding factor between someone shopping online with you or visiting a brick and mortar. Offering express services for last-minute shoppers ensures all packages will arrive on time. 

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

USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines in the US

Service Shipping Cutoff Date
Retail Ground™ Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
First Class Mail® Friday, December 18th, 2020
Priority Mail® Saturday, December 19th, 2020
Priority Mail Express® Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

For USPS’s international shipping deadlines, head here

FedEx Holiday Shipping Deadlines in the US

 Service Shipping Cutoff Date
FedEx SmartPost® Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 (with exceptions)
FedEx Ground® Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
Home Delivery® Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
Express Saver® Monday, December 21st, 2020
2Day® Services Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020
Overnight® Services Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

For FedEx’s international shipping deadlines, head here

UPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines in the US

 Service Shipping Cutoff Date
Ground® Tuesday, December 15th, 2020
3 Day Select® Monday, December 21st, 2020
2nd Day Air® Services Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020
Next Day Air® Services Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

For UPS’s international shipping deadlines, head here

2020 US Shipping Deadlines Graphic

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