The U.S.’s three largest shipping companies have set their cut-off dates for packages to arrive by Christmas.
The United States Postal Service, which began slowing mail deliveries, says it’s essential to send packages early.
“The earlier you send, the better: Don’t delay, mail and ship today,” USPS says on its website.
Deadlines for USPS Shipping
- Retail Ground — Wed., Dec. 15
- First-Class Mail — Fri., Dec. 17
- Priority Mail — Sat., Dec. 18
- Priority Mail Express — Thurs., Dec. 23
FedEx urges customers to plan ahead as they have more shipments.
FedEx Shipping Deadlines
- FedEx Ground Economy — Thurs., Dec. 9
- FedEx Ground and Home Delivery — Wed., Dec. 15
- Express Saver — Tues., Dec. 21
- 2Day & 2Day AM — Wed., Dec. 22
- FedEx Same Day — Fri., Dec. 24
- Ground shipping — Check ups.com/ctc for quote
- 3 Day Select — Tues., Dec. 21
- 2 Day Air — Wed., Dec. 22
- Next Day Air — Thurs., Dec. 23