2019 Holiday Shipping Guide
Tis the season! The holidays will be here before we know it which means it’s time to start preparing for the rush of online shopping and gift shipping. According to recent forecasts by Deloitte, e-commerce sales are projected grow by 14-18% year-over-year during the 2019-2020 holiday season compared to the 2018 season. With this projected increase we can only assume the amount of packages being shipped will also skyrocket. Holiday shopping can be stressful, but ensuring your packages arrive on time doesn’t have to be.
As an early present to kick off the holiday season, the USPS®, UPS and FedEx are all delivering on Saturdays to help ensure your packages arrive on-time before the holidays. Below is a quick shipping guide for USPS, UPS and FedEx so you can prepare when to ship your packages so they arrive on or before December 25th.
USPS® Domestic Holiday Shipping Deadlines
|USPS Retail Ground™||Saturday, December 14th|
|USPS First-Class Mail®||Friday, December 20th|
|USPS Priority Mail®||Saturday, December 21st|
|USPS Priority Mail Express®||Monday, December 23rd|
For a full list of USPS holiday shipping deadlines, please visit the USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines Page.
UPS® Domestic Holiday Shipping Deadlines
|UPS Ground®||Friday, December 13th|
|UPS 3 Day Select®||Thursday, December 19th|
|UPS 2nd Day Air®||Friday, December 20th|
|UPS Next Day Air®||Monday, December 23rd|
For a full list of UPS holiday shipping deadlines, please visit the UPS Holiday Shipping Deadline Page.
FedEx® Domestic Holiday Shipping Deadlines
|FedEx SmartPost®||Monday, December 9th|
|FedEx Ground®||Monday, December 16th|
|FedEx Home Delivery®||Monday, December 16th|
|FedEx Express Saver®||Thursday, December 19th|
|FedEx 2Day®||Friday, December 20th|
|FedEx Overnight® Services||Monday, December 23rd|
For a full list of FedEx holiday shipping deadlines, please visit the FedEx Holiday Shipping Schedule.
We hope this 2019 Holiday Shipping Guide brought a little more ease to your holiday shopping. Click here for more information on how FP can help enhance your shipping strategy.
Amanda Fletcher is the Manager of Marketing and Communications at FP Mailing Solutions. She has been in the mailing industry with FP for over 6 years. She is passionate about good pizza, running and quality family time.