UPS and FedEx Holiday Shipping Cutoff Dates

By Rob Zaleski
Oct 15, 2021
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Being a business owner means having to know how late gifts can be shipped and still be received on time. If you’re looking for USPS holiday shipping deadlines, check them out here Otherwise, let’s get into the UPS and FedEx holiday shipping cutoff dates.

Use these dates to plan your shipping service levels now. Sharing the absolute latest dates your customers can order will help them be prepared for their holiday shopping, making a great impression. It will also help you plan what kind of shipping you’ll offer, as well as last-minute promotions with expedited shipping.  

FedEx Holiday Shipping Deadlines in the US

 Service Shipping Cutoff Date
FedEx SmartPost® Thursday, December 9th, 2021 (with exceptions)
FedEx Ground®
Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
Home Delivery®
Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
Express Saver®
Tuesday, December 21st, 2021
2Day® Services
Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021
Overnight® Services
Thursday, December 23rd, 2021

UPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines in the US

 Service Shipping Cutoff Date
3 Day Select®
Tuesday, December 21st, 2021
2nd Day Air® Services
Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021
Next Day Air® Services
Thursday, December 23rd, 2021


For the international shipping options, it’s best to contact UPS or FedEx for further clarification.

When you’re ready to start shipping, ShippingEasy is here to help you manage your shipments, track your orders, and save you time during the busy holiday season. Click or tap the button below for more helpful tips this holiday season!

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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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