{Business Tips} Holiday Shipping Deadlines: Get It There in Time

The holiday shopping season is in full force! You can help reduce your shopper’s holiday anxiety and your own by posting critical HOLIDAY SHIPPING CUT-OFF DATES in your shop. Your holiday shipping cut-off dates are the dates by which customers must order certain items in order to get them in time for Christmas.  For example, you may offer a OOAK item that requires 3 days to make, you may want to make the cut-off date for this item December 10th, which gives you enough time to fill and ship the order.

I’m going to cut to the chase and share with you some cr holiday shipping deadlines itical dates that you and your customers need to be aware of.  Here it goes:

USPS Domestic Mail Deadlines

FIRST CLASS MAIL® DEC. 20
PRIORITY MAIL® DEC. 21
EXPRESS MAIL® DEC. 22 (Check your local Post Office)
PARCEL POST® DEC. 15

USPS Military Mail Deadlines

Military Mail Addressed To Express Mail® Military Service (EMMS)¹ First-Class Mail® Letters/Cards Priority Mail® Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL)² Space Available Mail (SAM)³ Parcel Post®
APO / FPO / DPO AE
(Iraq and Afghanistan)
ZIP 093
N/A Dec. 3 Dec. 3 Dec. 1 Nov. 26 Nov. 12
APO / FPO / DPO AE
(all others)
ZIPs 090-092, 094-098, 340, 962-966
Dec. 17 Dec. 10 Dec. 10 Dec. 3 Nov. 26 Nov. 12

USPS International Mail Deadlines

International Mail Addressed To: Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG)4 Express Mail International® (EMS)5 Priority Mail International™ (PMI)6 First-Class Mail International™
AFRICA DEC. 20 DEC. 10 DEC. 2 DEC. 2
ASIA/PACIFIC RIM DEC. 19 DEC. 15 DEC. 9 DEC. 9
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND DEC. 19 DEC. 15 DEC. 9 DEC. 9
CANADA DEC. 21 DEC. 16 DEC. 12 DEC. 9
CARIBBEAN DEC. 20 DEC. 15 DEC. 12 DEC. 9
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA DEC. 20 DEC. 10 DEC. 2 DEC. 2
MEXICO DEC. 21 DEC. 15 DEC. 9 DEC. 9
EUROPE DEC. 20 DEC. 15 DEC. 12 DEC. 9
MIDDLE EAST DEC. 20 DEC. 15 DEC. 12 DEC. 9

FEDEX Domestic Deadlines

U.S.-to-U.S. Shipments Wed.
12/14
Thu.
12/15
Fri.
12/16
Sat.
12/17
Mon.
12/19
Tue.
12/20
Wed.
12/21
Thu.
12/22
Fri.
12/23
Sat.
12/24
Sun.
12/25
FedEx SameDay®
FedEx First Overnight®  2
FedEx Priority Overnight®  2
FedEx Standard Overnight®
FedEx
2Day® A.M.
FedEx
2Day®
 2
FedEx Express Saver®
FedEx Ground®
FedEx Home Delivery®
FedEx SmartPost®(not a guaranteed service)

 FEDEX International Deadlines

U.S.-to-International Destination Shipments Wed.
12/14
Thu.
12/15
Fri.
12/16
Sat.
12/17
Mon.
12/19
Tue.
12/20
Wed.
12/21
Thu.
12/22
Fri.
12/23
Sat.
12/24
Sun.
12/25
FedEx®International Next Flight to EMEA4
FedEx®International Next Flight to APAC5
FedEx®International Next Flight to LAC6
FedEx International First® to EMEA3, 4
FedEx International First® to
APAC3, 5
FedEx International Priority® to EMEA4
FedEx International Priority® to APAC5
FedEx International Priority® to LAC6
FedEx International Economy® to EMEA4
FedEx International Economy® to APAC5
FedEx International Economy® to LAC6

UPS

Thursday, Dec. 22

n Normal pickup and delivery service for air, international and ground packages. UPS Next Day Air pack- ages picked up today will be deliv- ered Friday, Dec. 23. UPS 2nd Day Air packages picked up today will be delivered Tuesday, Dec. 27 (except for those processed today and labeled for delivery on Saturday, Dec. 24).

About Myra @ HerbanLuxe

Myra is an Etsian with an MBA. The art of business and technology are her two obsessions. She has been writing EcoEtsy Business Tips since 2010. Myra grew up in Puerto Rico with grandparents who were a head of their time and didn't know it - living what we would call today, "a simple green life." Her love of learning and teaching are the key drivers in almost everything she does.