Holiday: Important Dates to Keep in Mind for Your Package to Arrive On Time

Source: KHON 2 News

With the holidays quickly approaching, the three largest carriers in the country which include The United States Postal Service, UPS and FedEx have recently released their deadlines for holiday shipping this year.

These are the UP’ recommended “send-by” dates to ensure that your package is delivered in the lower 48 states by Christmas Day:

Retail ground — Dec. 17
First-class mail — Dec. 17
Priority mail — Dec. 19
Priority mail express — Dec. 23

Alaska:
Retail ground — Dec. 2
First-class mail — Dec. 17
Priority mail — Dec. 17
Priority mail express — Dec. 21

Hawaii:
Retail ground — N/A
First-class mail — Dec. 17
Priority mail — Dec. 17
Priority mail express — Dec. 21

To find the UPS send-by dates for international mail and military mail by clicking here, and the hours for post office locations during the days leading up to Christmas and New Years here.

UPS

These are the UPS’ recommended send-by dates to ensure a gift is delivered before Christmas:

  • Ground shipping — Use this calculator
  • Three-Day Select — Dec. 20
  • Second-day air — Dec. 21
  • Next-day air — Dec. 22

Information on shipping to other countries and the services available on the days around Christmas and the New Year here.

FedEx

These are FedEx’s recommended send-by dates to ensure delivery by Christmas Day.

  • Ground economy — Dec. 8
  • Ground contiguous, Alaska and Hawaii — Dec. 14
  • Express Saver — Dec. 20
  • Express 2Day — Dec. 21
  • Express SameDay — Dec. 23

Information on freight shipping and shipping to other countries here.

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