AMBC recommends that you encourage your clients to ship by these dates for the best chance of getting their domestic, contiguous state shipments delivered by Christmas.
Please note that guarantees and time commitments may be suspended or extended during peak shipping season. Always check directly with the carrier before committing to guaranteed delivery times with your clients. And don’t forget check the weather forecast, as a winter storm anywhere along the shipment’s path may also cause non-refundable delays.
Monday, December 9 – FedEx SmartPost®
Monday, December 16 – FedEx Home Delivery® and FedEx Ground®
Thursday, December 19 – FedEx Express Saver®
Friday, December 20 – FedEx 2Day® and FedEx 2Day® A.M.
Monday, December 23 – FedEx First Overnight®, FedEx Priority Overnight®, and FedEx Standard Overnight®
More information at http://www.fedex.com/us/holiday/last-days-to-ship.html
Friday, December 13 – UPS® Ground
Thursday, December 19 – UPS 3 Day Select®
Friday, December 20 – UPS 2nd Day Air®
Monday, December 23 – UPS Next Day Air®
More information at https://www.ups.com/us/en/help-center/shipping-support/days-of-operation-us/holiday-shipping-us.page
Saturday, December 14 – USPS Retail Ground®
Friday, December 20 – First-Class Mail® Service
Saturday, December 21 – Priority Mail® Service
Monday, December 23 – Priority Mail Express® Service
More information at https://www.usps.com/holiday/holiday-shipping-dates.htm
Please also check out Refund Retriever’s great blog post about holiday shipping deadlines, including a great calendar: https://www.refundretriever.com/blog/FedEx-Holiday-Shipping-Deadlines
This information was first published on page 8 of MBC Today Volume 21, Issue 6 (November / December 2019).