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Holiday shipping deadlines you need to know

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Posted at 6:38 PM, Dec 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-16 18:38:00-05

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) - There are now less than 10 days 'til Christmas and the window to ship your gifts is soon closing.

Next week is the U.S. Postal Service's busiest week of the year, with an expected three billion pieces of first class mail and 200 million packages getting sent out.

2017 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

  • Nov. 6      – APO/FPO/DPO USPS Retail Ground
  • Dec. 11    – APO/FPO/DPO Priority Mail & First Class Mail
  • Dec. 14    – USPS Retail Ground
  • Dec. 15    – Hawaii to Mainland Priority Mail & First Class
  • Dec. 16    – APO/FPO/DPO USPS Priority Mail Express
  • Dec. 16    – First Class Packages (up to 15.99 ounces)
  • Dec. 19    – First Class Mail (including greeting cards)
  • Dec. 20    – Priority Mail
  • Dec. 20    – Hawaii to Mainland Priority Mail Express
  • Dec. 20    – Alaska to Mainland Priority Mail & First Class
  • Dec. 21    – Alaska to Mainland Priority Mail Express
  • Dec. 22    – Priority Mail Express

You can find more information about holiday postage here.

FedEx deadlines:

  • Dec. 15th: FedEx Ground
  • Dec. 18th: FedEx Home Delivery
  • Dec. 19th: FedEx Express Saver
  • Dec. 20th: FedEx 2-Day and 2-Day A.M. shipments
  • Dec. 21st: FedEx Overnight

If you’d like to read up on shipping guidelines we have links to each of the major shipping companies below:

USPS Shipping Restrictions

UPS Shipping Restrictions

FedEx Shipping Restrictions