International Holiday Shipping Deadlines Calendar

By Rob Zaleski
Oct 12, 2018
USPS international holiday shipping deadlines

Announcing the USPS international holiday shipping deadlines!

The international holiday shipping deadlines for all carriers have been announced, and it’s time to mark your calendars…or simply print the sheet below! International shipping comes with added turnaround time and the need for customs forms. Plan your shipping service levels now—they’re a crucial part of ensuring that your international customers’ holiday purchases arrive on time for the big day.

Whether you ship USPS, FedEx, or UPS, you’ll find the last shipping date for each carrier’s primary services to arrive at the destination country before December 25 below. Use the dates on the graphic to set shipping deadlines on your website, decide if and when to offer free shipping, and decide which carrier to use to hit the deadlines at the lowest cost.

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USPS international holiday shipping deadlines

The USPS has also announced the international holiday shipping rates for Global Express Guaranteed (GXG):

  • Africa: December 19
  • Asia/Pacific Rim: December 19
  • Australia/New Zealand: December 20
  • Canada: December 20
  • Caribbean: December 20
  • Central & South America: December 18
  • Mexico: December 19
  • Europe: December 20
  • Middle East: December 20

For some how-to help beyond international holiday shipping deadlines, we suggest reading some of the articles below:

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Rob Zaleski

Head of Brand at ShippingEasy
I'm a digital content and social media nerd with a passion for telling stories, helping connect people, and finding joy in the details.

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