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The Holidays are nearly upon us, which means it’s a busy time for everyone. If you’re a holiday shopper who likes to avoid the malls but still scrambles to get their gift orders in at the last minute, print out this list and make sure you don’t miss any important online holiday shopping deadlines this year.

We’ve included the holiday deadlines for the three major U.S. shipping carriers: USPS, UPS, and FedEx. If you want your order to arrive before Christmas, just follow these dates.


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USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines

  • Dec 14 (Sat) – Deadline for USPS Retail Ground
  • Dec 20 (Thur) – Deadline for First Class Mail
  • Dec 21 (Fri) – Deadline for Priority Mail
  • Dec 23 (Sat) – Deadline for Priority Mail Express

Track your Holiday packages here.


UPS Christmas Shipping Deadlines (within the U.S.)

UPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines

  • Dec 19 (Thur) – Deadline for UPS 3 Day Select shipments
  • Dec 20 (Fri) – Deadline for UPS 2nd Day Air shipments
  • Dec 23 (Mon) – Deadline for UPS Next Day Air shipments
  • Dec 25 – No pickup or delivery service. UPS Express Critical services available.

International customers or for more details click here.

Track your Holiday packages here.


FedEx Christmas Shipping Deadlines (within the U.S.)

FedEx Holiday Shipping Deadlines

  • Dec 9 (Mon) – Deadline for FedEx SmartPost shipments
  • Dec 16 (Mon) – Deadline for FedEx Ground shipments
  • Dec 19 (Thur) – Deadline for FedEx Express Saver (3-day) shipments
  • Dec 20 (Fri) – Deadline for FedEx 2Day and FedEx 2Day A.M. shipments
  • Dec 23 (Mon) – Deadline for FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx Priority Overnight, and FedEx First Overnight
  • Dec 25 (Wed) – Deadline for all FedEx SameDay shipments (additional Holiday fee is applied)

For international customers and more information check FedEx last days to ship.

Track your Holiday packages here.


AMAZON Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Amazon Holiday Shipping Deadlines

  • Dec 14 (Sat) – Free shipping (5–8 business days)
  • Dec 19 (Thur) – Standard shipping*
  • Dec 20 (Fri) – Two-day shipping*
  • Dec 21 (Sat) – One-day shipping*
  • Dec 24 (Tue) – Same-day delivery in select areas

* Free for Amazon Prime members

Find more info here.


Walmart Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Walmart Holiday Shipping Deadlines

  • Dec 17 (Tue) – Standard shipping option
  • Dec 20 (Fri) – Two-day eligible shipping option
  • Dec 21 (Sat) – Expedited shipping option

We found these Walmart shipping dates listed here.

Mike Gunderson

Mike Gunderson is the founder of Gunderson Direct, Inc., a direct marketing agency that helps businesses drive new leads and close more sales through traditional offline channels, especially direct mail.

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