2019 US Domestic Holiday Mailing and Shipping Deadlines

Posted by Judy on Oct 16th 2019

Most delivery-by-Christmas dates are not guaranteed, and volume peaks in the two weeks before Christmas. Use the cutoff dates below as a guideline, and mail earlier if possible.

US Postal Service

https://about.usps.com/newsroom/national-releases/2019/1010-usps-releases-deadlines-for-holiday-shipping.htm

  • Dec. 14 - Last day to mail via Retail Ground
  • Dec. 20 - Last day to mail via First Class Mail
  • Dec. 21 - Last day to mail via Priority Mail
  • Dec. 23 - Last day to mail via Priority Mail Express

UPS

https://www.ups.com/assets/resources/media/en_US/2019-Holiday-Schedule.pdf

  • Dec 13: Last day to ship via UPS Ground
  • Dec 19: Last day to ship via UPS 3 Day Select
  • Dec. 20: Last day to ship via UPS 2nd Day Air Services
  • Dec. 23: Last day to ship via UPS Next Day Air Services

FedEx

  • Dec. 9: Last day to ship via FedEx SmartPost
  • Dec. 16: Last day to ship via FedEx Ground
  • Dec. 16: Last day to ship via FedEx Home
  • Dec. 19: Last day to ship via FedEx Express Saver
  • Dec. 20: Last day to ship via FedEx 2Day Services
  • Dec. 23: Last day to ship via FedEx Overnight Services