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Christmas Shipping Deadlines 2021 (All Carriers)

Package with guaranteed Christmas delivery 2021

The last day to ship for Christmas 2021 is fast approaching. We know you’re still recovering from Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but keep moving forward! Now is the last push until Christmas. But when do I need to ship orders by to make sure they are there on Christmas morning? Don’t worry. We have compiled the holiday shipping deadlines needed so you know the last day to ship for Christmas to ensure your product gets out the door in time for the 25th.

USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Parcel Select: Thursday, December 16th, 2021

First Class Mail: Friday, December 17th, 2021

Priority Class Mail: Saturday, December 18th, 2021

Priority Mail Express: Thursday, December 23rd, 2021

FedEx Holiday Shipping Deadlines

SmartPost: Thursday, December 9th, 2021 Ground: Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

Express Saver: Tuesday, December 21st, 2021

2 Day Services: Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

Overnight Services: Thursday, December 23rd, 2021

UPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Ground: Check

UPS Surepost: Friday, December 17th, 2021

3 Day Select: Tuesday, December 21st, 2021

2nd Day Air Services: Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

Next Day Air Services: Thursday, December 23rd, 2021

DHL eCommerce Holiday Shipping Deadlines

SmartMail Ground: Saturday, December 11th, 2021

SmartMail Expedited: Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

SmartMail Expedited Max: Friday, December 17th, 2021


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