2022 US Shipping Deadlines

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, it’s time to start communicating the 2022 holiday shipping deadlines to your customers. This way, they’ll know how long they have to place their orders, so all of their gifts will make it to their destinations in time. As a quick reminder, holiday shipping deadlines are the latest date you can ship a package with your carrier of choice and have that package arrive for the holidays. These holiday shipping deadlines are in place to account for the higher shipping volume seen throughout the season. The earlier you let your customers know, the better the customer experience…and the better the chance of getting some great customer reviews and engagement during the holiday season. 

Carrier Deadlines for the 2022 Holiday Season:

UPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines

  • UPS 3 Day Select®: Monday, December 19, 2022 
  • UPS 2nd Day Air® services: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
  • UPS® Ground shipping: Check for details
  • UPS Next Day Air® services: Thursday, December 22, 2022

USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines

  • USPS Retail Ground™: Saturday, December 17, 2022 
  • First Class Mail: Saturday, December 17, 2022 
  • Priority Mail: Monday, December 19, 2022
  • Priority Mail Express*: Friday, December 23, 2022 

*Priority Mail Express postage refund eligibility is adjusted for shipments mailed December 22-25

FedEx Holiday Shipping Deadlines

  • FedEx Ground Economy: Thursday, December 8, 2022 
  • FedEx Ground:  Wednesday, December 14, 2022 
  • Home Delivery: Wednesday, December 14, 2022 
  • Express Saver: Tuesday, December 20, 2022
  • 2Day Services: Wednesday, December 21, 2022 
  • FedEx Same Day: Friday, December 23, 2022

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