2022 Holiday Shipping Deadlines for the US

By Baillee Perkins
Oct 6, 2022
Get prepared for the holiday season by watching our blog for the 2022 shipping deadlines.

Tis the season to start preparing for the holiday season! And, holiday shipping deadlines from carriers like USPS, UPS, and FedEx are some of the most important pieces of information you’ll need. As a reminder, holiday shipping deadlines are the latest dates you can ship a package with a carrier and have your shipment get to its destination in time for the holidays. For example, a specific shipping service may require you to ship a package by December 16th for it to get to your customer by December 25th because of high shipping volumes. Knowing the holiday shipping deadlines as soon as possible will help you prepare your business and your customers for orders.

Table of Contents

  1. USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2022
  2. FedEx Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2022
  3. UPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2022

Having those shipping deadlines before the holiday season is in full swing also helps you to plan what shipping you’ll offer your customers and determine whether or not you’ll offer free and/or expedited shipping for the season. Giving your customers an idea of the options they’ll have available before the holiday season will not only prepare them for their holiday shipping but will leave a great impression of your business. Also, with Christmas falling on a Sunday, overnight and expedited shipping options may be even more popular this year.

USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines in the US*

USPS Service 2022 Shipping Deadline
USPS Retail Ground™Saturday, December 17, 2022
First Class MailⓇSaturday, December 17, 2022
Priority MailⓇMonday, December 19, 2022
Priority Mail ExpressⓇ*Friday, December 23, 2022
*Priority Mail Express postage refund eligibility is adjusted for shipments mailed December 22-25

For international shipping options, check out our 2022 USPS International Shipping Deadlines blog!

FedEx Holiday Shipping Deadlines in the US*

FedEx Service2022 Shipping Deadline
FedEx Ground® Economy Thursday, December 8, 2022
FedEx Ground®Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Home Delivery®Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Express Saver®Tuesday, December 20, 2022
2Day® ServicesWednesday, December 21, 2022
FedEx Same Day Friday, December 23, 2022

For international shipping deadlines, we recommend reaching out to FedEx directly.

UPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines in the US

UPS Service 2022 Shipping Deadline
UPS® Ground shipping Check
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UPS 3 Day Select®Monday, December 19, 2022
UPS 2nd Day Air® servicesWednesday, December 21, 2022
UPS Next Day Air® services Thursday, December 22, 2022

For international shipping deadlines, we recommend visiting UPS’s website.

The Gift of ShippingEasy

Along with the holiday shipping cutoff dates of USPS, UPS, and FedEx, keeping your shipping costs down is another major part of the holiday season. Regardless of plan level, all ShippingEasy users have access to USPS Commercial Rates and UPS One Balance rates as well as access to our rate calculator. This way, you can easily choose which service and carrier work best for your holiday shipping needs. Trim your tree and your shipping costs all in the same holiday season. 🎄

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Baillee Perkins

Baillee Perkins is a writer of shipping by day and pop culture by night, so her Google search history is an actual nightmare.

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