Time is almost up to ship your vacation packages, deadlines start this week


(KTAL / KMSS) – If you want to send your holiday gifts through USPS ground service, you’ve missed the boat, but it’s not too late to get your gifts there in time for Christmas Day. It’s the last minute lead times for shipping providers to get your gifts under the tree on time.

If you’re sending mail through the US Postal Service inside the US, you can always pay a little extra to get it there on D-Day.

International packages sent through the USPS should be sent by:

Destination Global Express guaranteed
Africa December 20
Asia / Pacific border December 20
Australia / New Zealand December 20
Canada 22 december
Caribbean December 21
Central and South America December 20
Europe December 21
Mexico 22 december
Middle East December 20

You can use the Find USPS Locations tool to see addresses and times for each location in your area.

FedEx lead times for a Christmas delivery begin Tuesday. The faster, more expensive option is available until Christmas Eve, but the earlier you send your gifts, the more likely they are to arrive on time.

Courier course Dated
Same day FedEx December 24
FedEx Freight in One Day 23 december
FO, PO, SO, Overtime 23 december
Two days 22 december
FedEx Express Economy December 21
FedEx freight in two days 22 december
FedEx freight in three days December 21

Find FedEx branches will show you the addresses and times of places you can ship nearby.

UPS deadlines also begin Tuesday for their Three-Day Select service. The last possible day to ship via UPS for Christmas Day delivery is Thursday.

Courier course Dated
UPS Three Days Select December 21
UPS on the second day of flights 22 december
UPS Next Day Air Service 23 december

UPS Online offers a Time and cost calculator and Find locations tool to locate drop-off points near you.


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