Holiday shipping deadlines approach

"Gifts" by Jeff Egnaczyk, CC BY 2.0

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Time’s almost up to get some of your holiday gifts in the mail.

Retail Ground shipments through the U.S. Postal Service – such as when you get “free shipping” from Amazon without being a member of Prime – must be in the mail by Saturday, December 14th, to arrive in time for Christmas.

A full rundown of USPS, UPS, and FedEx deadlines is below:

U.S. Postal Service
Dec. 14: USPS Retail Ground shipments
Dec. 18: Alaska to mainland First-Class Mail
Dec. 19: Hawaii to mainland Priority Mail and First-Class Mail
Dec. 20: First Class
Dec. 21: Priority Mail; Also deadline for Alaska and Hawaii to the mainland through Priority Mail Express
Dec. 23: Priority Mail Express ​

Dec. 9: SmartPost
Dec. 16: Ground and home delivery
Dec. 19: Express Saver
Dec. 20: Two-day options
Dec. 23: Overnight options
Dec. 25: FedEx SameDay, FedEx SameDay City Direct and City Priority
Find rates and transit times at

United Parcel Service
Dec. 13: Last day to ship some UPS Ground packages
Dec. 19: UPS 3 Day Select
Dec. 20: 2nd Day Air
Dec. 23: Next Day Air


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