2023 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Mike Gunderson
2023 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

As the holiday season nears, you might assume you have ample time to send your cards and packages for your winter celebrations. However, reality can be different. With the first night of Hanukkah on December 18th, December 25th’s cutoff dates may approach faster than expected (see deadlines below).

To ensure your items arrive on time this year, trusted services like the US Postal Service, UPS, and FedEx have set precise delivery dates. They’ve fine-tuned their schedules to guarantee Christmas and Kwanzaa deliveries by December 26th. Don’t forget to account for some buffer time before the end of December.

Visit USPS for detailed information.

Domestic serviceDate (excluding Alaska and Hawaii)Date for AlaskaDate for Hawaii
USPS Retail Ground™Dec. 16Dec. 16Dec. 16
USPS First Class Mail®Dec. 16Dec. 16Dec. 16
USPS Priority Mail®Check the USPS website for deadlinesDec. 18Dec. 16
USPS Priority Mail Express®Dec. 20Dec. 20Dec. 20

Visit UPS for detailed information.

Domestic serviceShip date
GroundCheck the UPS website for deadlines
3-Day SelectDec. 19
2nd Day AirDec. 20 or Dec. 21, with Saturday Delivery options
Next Day AirDec. 21 or Dec. 22, with Saturday Delivery options

Visit FedEx for detailed information.

Domestic serviceShip date
FedEx Ground® EconomyDec. 13
FedEx Ground®Visit FedEx’s website for more information about shipping deadlines for FedEx Ground®
FedEx Home® DeliveryVisit FedEx’s website for more information about shipping deadlines for FedEx Ground®
FedEx Express Saver®Dec. 19
FedEx 2Day® ServicesDec. 20
FedEx Same DayDec. 22
Mike Gunderson

Mike is the founder and president of Gundir, the award-winning direct marketing agency. Since 2003, Gundir has helped businesses drive new leads and close more sales through traditional offline channels, especially direct mail.

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