If you're trying to make sure your packages arrive by Christmas, here are the dates that USPS, UPS, and Asendia estimate you need to ship by this year:

USPS Holiday Deadlines

  • First Class Package: Ship by December 17th

  • Priority Mail: Ship by December 18th

  • Priority Mail Express: Ship by December 23rd

  • Media Mail & Parcel Select Ground: Ship by December 15th

  • First Class Package International and Priority Mail International: Ship by November 29th for Africa, Central America, and South America—and by December 6th for the rest of the world

  • Priority Mail Express International: Ship by December 6th for Africa, Central America, and South America—and by December 13th for the rest of the world

  • Shipping to/from Hawaii, Alaska, or a Military address? Check out all the deadlines here.

UPS Holiday Deadlines (for arrival on or before December 24)

Domestic Shipments

  • 3 Day Select: December 21st

  • 2nd Day Air (including 2nd Day Air AM): December 22nd

  • Next Day Air (including Next Day Air Early & Next Day Air Saver): December 23rd

  • Ground: UPS hasn’t provided a specific cutoff date for Ground shipments. To see how long your Ground shipment will take to arrive, plug your package and recipient information into our Rates calculator.

Shipments to Canada

  • Worldwide Expedited: December 21st

  • Worldwide Express: December 23rd

  • Standard: Check https://ups.com/ctc for details

Shipments to Mexico

  • Worldwide Expedited: December 21st

  • Worldwide Express: December 22nd

  • Standard: Check https://ups.com/ctc for details

Shipments to the rest of the world

Asendia Holiday Deadlines (for Simple Export Rate®)

  • Simple Export Rate: Ship by November 29th for Africa, Australia/New Zealand, and all of Latin America except for Mexico—and by December 6th for Mexico, Canada, and the rest of the world

Keep in mind all of these dates are delivery estimates from USPS, UPS, and Asendia, not guarantees... and especially with the extra craziness of this holiday season, we recommend beating the rush and shipping as early as you can 😉

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