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2017 Holiday Cut Off Dates

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The 2017 Holidays are fast approaching. As part of your seasonal planning, make sure you're ready to meet carrier deadlines - packages submitted to carriers after these dates may not be delivered in time for Christmas.

NOTE: submitting packages to carriers before these dates is not a guarantee that delivery will be made by December 24th. Unexpected weather and other circumstances may delay shipments. If shipping close to a deadline, please contact the carrier directly for the most accurate estimate of delivery date.

We've summarized the cut off dates for carriers and services available through ShippingEasy:

USPS

Domestic Mail
Services Cut Off Date
Priority Mail Express* Dec-22
Priority Mail Dec-20
First Class Mail Dec-19
Parcel Select Ground Dec-14

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

 

Military Mail (APO/FPO/DPO)
Military Mail
Addressed To/From
Priority Mail
Express
First-Class Mail
Letters and Cards
Priority Mail Parcel Select
Ground
AE ZIPs 090-092 Dec-16 Dec-11 Dec-11 Nov-6
AE ZIP 093 N/A Dec-4 Dec-4 Nov-6
AE ZIPs 094-098 Dec-16 Dec-11 Dec-11 Nov-6
AA ZIP 340 Dec-16 Dec-11 Dec-11 Nov-6
AP ZIPs 962-966 Dec-16 Dec-11 Dec-11 Nov-6

 

International Mail
International Mail
Addressed To
Priority Mail Express
International
Priority Mail
International
First-Class Package
International Service
Africa Dec-7 Nov-30 Nov-30
Asia/Pacific Rim Dec-14 Dec-7 Dec-7
Australia/New Zealand Dec-14 Dec-7 Dec-7
Canada Dec-16 Dec-9 Dec-7
Caribbean Dec-14 Dec-9 Dec-7
Central & South America Dec-9 Nov-30 Nov-30
Mexico Dec-14 Dec-7 Dec-7
Europe Dec-14 Dec-9 Dec-7
Middle East Dec-14 Dec-9 Dec-7

UPS

Domestic Mail
Services Cut Off Date
Next Day Air Dec-21
2nd Day Air Dec-20
3 Day Select Dec-18
Ground Contact UPS

These dates are general guides and subject to exceptions and limitations based on service and destination. For additional information, reference UPS's 2017 Year-End Holiday Schedule.

International Mail

Please contact the UPS for cut off dates for specific destinations and services.

Additional time in transit

From Nov. 20 to Dec. 30, a limited number of UPS® Ground and UPS® Standard packages, with transit times of three or more days, and with specific origins and destinations, will require an additional day in transit. Visit ups.com/holidays to use the Holiday Ground Impact Tool to identify changes by ZIP code pairs. All UPS 2nd Day Air and UPS 3 Day Select packages tendered Dec. 18-19 will require an additional day in transit. UPS 3 Day Select packages tendered on Dec. 19 will be delivered after Christmas.

FedEx

Domestic Mail
Services Cut Off Date
Overnight Dec-21
FedEx 2Day Dec-20
FedEx Express Saver Dec-19
FedEx Ground Dec-15
FedEx Home Delivery Dec-18
FedEx SmartPost Dec-11

These dates are general guides and subject to exceptions and limitations based on service and destination. For additional information, reference FedEx's 2017 Year-End Holiday Schedule.

International Mail

Please contact the FedEx for cut off dates for specific destinations and services.

DHL Global Mail

Please contact the DHL Global Mail for cut off dates for specific destinations and services.


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