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2020 Holiday Shipping Deadlines for the US

By James Messer
Oct 15, 2020

Ensuring your customers get their packages in time is always a top priority. However, during the holiday season, it can become even more important. If someone doesn’t get their holiday gift by December 25th, there is an increased risk of return or poor reviews. Higher volumes of online shopping, supply chain delays, and carrier delays have already made 2020 a year unlike any other and the holiday season is going to amplify these delays. However, you can stay prepared by knowing what to expect. Here are the holiday shipping deadlines for 2020.

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.

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