Christmas Shipping Deadlines for 2022: USPS, UPS, FedEx, and Sendle – Updated
Christmas is just around the corner, and many domestic shipping deadlines are looming over the coming days. Here is a list of what you need to know as we enter the final stretch of the holiday peak shipping season.
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All of the deadlines were based on normal weather conditions. Unfortunately, a major winter storm continues to cross the United States, affecting significant portions of the country this week, with some states reporting power outages.
Therefore, this storm is likely to create logistical havoc heading into the weekend and possibly early next week. Delays should be expected.
USPS Shipping Deadlines
- USPS First Class Packages: Saturday, December 17
- USPS Priority Mail: Monday, December 19*
- USPS Priority Mail Express: Friday, December 23*
- USPS Priority Mail Express APO/FPO/DPO (except ZIP Code 093): Friday, December 16
* Deadlines to and from Alaska and Hawaii are earlier (check here).
UPS Shipping Deadlines
UPS Ground may still be an option for shipments within the same state or only a few states away. Please check the UPS calculator for estimated delivery times.
- UPS 3-Day Select: Tuesday, December 20
- 2nd Day Air: Wednesday, December 21
- Next Day Air: Thursday, December 22
FedEx Shipping Deadlines
FedEx Ground may still be an option for shipments within the same state or only a few states away. Please check the FedEx Ground Service Map for estimated delivery times. Note: FedEx technically said set the cut-off date for Ground & Home Delivery on Wednesday, December 14.
- FedEx Express Saver (3-Day): Tuesday, December 20
- FedEx 2-Day & 2-Day AM: Wednesday, December 21
- FedEx Overnight: Thursday, December 22
Sendle Shipping Deadlines
Sendle primarily relies on the US Postal Service to deliver shipments.
The carrier recommends shippers check their Sendle dashboard for estimated delivery times and generally recommends shipping packages by Friday, December 16, 2022.
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Richard is co-founder of eSeller365. He has over 17 years of experience on eBay which includes tens of thousands of sales to buyers in over 100 countries and even has experience with eBay’s VeRO program enforcing intellectual property rights for a former employer. And for about two years Richard sold products on Amazon using Amazon FBA in the US.
To “relax” from the daily business grind, for a few weekends a year, he also works for IMSA as a professional race official.