If you have customers who have waited this late (12/20/2017) to purchase presents they need to ship to someone by Christmas Day, here are the deadlines provided by the three most-used overnight and two-day delivery services in the U.S. We’ve included links to the holiday schedules of each service for pricing and location availability. Good luck!


U.S. Postal Service Send-by Dates

Recommended send-by dates for expected delivery by December 25
(excluding Alaska & Hawaii)

Source & more options: USPS


UPS Schedule through December 26, 2017

Thursday, Dec. 21

  • Normal pickup and delivery service.
    • UPS 2nd Day Air service is available for delivery before Christmas Day (delivery on Saturday, Dec. 23).
    • Please note that these packages must be processed and labeled for Saturday Delivery.
    • Saturday Delivery is not available to all ZIP codes.
    • All UPS Next Day Air packages picked up today will be delivered on Friday, Dec. 22.

Friday, Dec. 22

  • Normal pickup and delivery service.
    • This is the last day to ship UPS Next Day Air packages to be delivered before Christmas Day (delivery on Saturday, Dec. 23).
    • Please note that these packages must be processed and labeled for Saturday Delivery.
    • Saturday Delivery is not available to all ZIP codes.

Saturday, Dec. 23

  • Delivery of UPS Worldwide Express, UPS Next Day Air and UPS 2nd Day Air packages processed and labeled for Saturday Delivery.
    • Pickup service available for UPS Air and international Air packages* for regular Saturday pickup customers.
    • UPS On-Call Pickup service is available to all customers for UPS Air and international Air packages.
    • Pickup and delivery of UPS Ground on Saturday** packages will be available in many metro area ZIP codes.

Sunday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve

  • No UPS pickup or delivery service. UPS Express Critical service available.

Monday, Dec. 25, Christmas (UPS Holiday)

  • No UPS pickup or delivery service. UPS Express Critical service available.

Tuesday, Dec. 26

  • Normal pickup and delivery service resumes. UPS 3 Day Select packages picked up today will be delivered on Friday, Dec. 29.

(Source: UPS.com)


FedEx Schedule through December 26, 2016

Date Shipment Pick Ups & Deliveries Customer Service Opening Hours
Thursday 21 December Open 8:00 – 19:00
Friday 22 December Open 8:00 – 20:00
Saturday 23 December Closed 9:30 – 12:00
Sunday 24 December Closed Closed

(Source: FedEx.com)

 

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