2017 Holiday Shipping guide and cutoff dates


2017 Holiday Shipping Deadlines - Get it there by 12/25/17

Below are our the major carriers' deadlines to ship packages to be delivered by 12/25/17. Please note that we have 2 to 3 business day turnaround time to fulfill orders (before they are ready to be shipped). Please take that into account when choosing your shipping method and contact us here with any questions.  For official dates and any unforeseen delays from weather or other events, please visit the carriers' official websites.  See Free shipping, tax and other policy information here. 

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2017 UPS Mail-By for U.S. Deliveries

  • December 16* - UPS Ground
    *UPS doesn't officially specify cut-off dates for UPS Ground. Given their average transit times and comparing with other competing services, the 16th is a good approximation of a cut-off. Still, we recommend confirming Ground delivery times with your UPS representative.
  • December 18 - Deadline for UPS 3 Day Select shipments.
    Most deliveries will be on December 22nd.
  • December 20 - Deadline for UPS 2nd Day Air shipments.
    Most deliveries will be on December 22nd.
  • December 22 - Deadline for UPS Next Day Air shipments (Saturday Delivery must be enabled, purchased, and visible on label).
    UPS Next Day Air deliveries will be made on December 23rd.

2017 USPS Mail-By dates for U.S. Deliveries

  • December 15 - Deadline for USPS Standard Parcel Post shipments.
  • December 20 - Deadline for USPS First Class Mail and Priority Mail shipments.
  • December 24 - Deadline for USPS Priority Express Mail shipments.

2017 FedEx Mail-By dates for U.S. Deliveries

  • December 11 - Deadline for FedEx SmartPost shipments.
  • December 15 - Deadline for FedEx Ground shipments.
  • December 18 - Deadline for FedEx Home Delivery shipments.
  • December 19 - Deadline for FedEx Express Saver shipments.
  • December 20 - Deadline for FedEx 2-Day and 2-Day A.M. shipments.
  • December 21 - Deadline for FedEx Standard Overnight, Priority Overnight, and First Overnight shipments.

The deadline for shipping packages internationally, including to overseas military bases, varies based on the destination. But in most cases, the deadlines are fast approaching—in some cases, as soon as Dec. 1. It may even already be too late to send parcels to certain locations overseas using less-expensive postal delivery options.

Visit the U.S. Postal Service holiday site for more information.