2019 holiday shipping deadlines

2019 holiday shipping deadlines
If you plan on sending gifts to your loved ones, make sure you make the shipping deadline. (Souce: stock image/Pexels) (Source: Pexels)

(KFVS) - If you plan on sending gifts to your loved ones, make sure you make the shipping deadline.

Air/Army Post Office/Fleet Office/Diplomatic Post Office and domestic addresses:

  • Nov. 6 - APO/FPO/DPO (all zip codes) USPS Retail Ground service
  • Dec. 9 - APO/FPO/DPO (zip code 093 only) Priority Mail and First-Class Mail
  • Dec. 11 - APO/FPO/DPO (all other zip codes) Priority Mail and First-Class Mail services
  • Dec. 14 - USPS Retail Ground service
  • Dec. 18 - APO/FPO/DPO (except zip code 093) USPS Priority Mail Express service
  • Dec. 20 - First-Class mail service (including greeting cards)
  • Dec. 20 - First-Class packages (up to 15.99 ounces)
  • Dec. 21 - Priority Mail service
  • Dec. 23 - Priority Mail Express service

Alaska:

  • Dec. 18 - Alaska to mainland First-Class Mail service
  • Dec. 19 - Alaska to mainland Priority Mail service
  • Dec. 21 - Alaska to mainland Priority Mail Express service

Hawaii:

  • Dec. 19 - Hawaii to mainland Priority Mail and First-Class Mail services
  • Dec. 21 - Hawaii to mainland Priority Mail Express service

Beginning the week of Dec. 9, the USPS says customer traffic is expected to increase, with the week of Dec. 16-22 predicted to be the busiest mailing, shipping and delivery week.

Also, there are a few changes for shipping packages this year.

According to the USPS, for safety reasons, as of Oct. 1 you can no longer drop off stamped packages that are more than on-half inch thick and/or weighing more than 10 ounces into blue collection boxes, building mail chutes or Post Office mail slots. This means using individual stamps as postage.

Instead, you must go to a retail counter or use the self-service kiosk to buy a postage label.

The recommended last days to ship with UPS for a Dec. 24 delivery also vary depending on where you’re shipping to.

U.S. Domestic

  • Dec. 13 - UPS Ground
  • Dec. 19 - UPS 3 Day Select
  • Dec. 20 - UPS 2nd Day Air
  • Dec. 23 - UPS Next Day Air

U.S. to Canada

  • Dec. 13 - UPS Standard
  • Dec. 20 - UPS Worldwide Expedited
  • Dec. 23 - UPS Worldwide Express services
  • Dec. 23 - UPS Worldwide Express Freight

U.S. to Mexico

  • Dec. 13 - UPS Standard
  • Dec. 19 - UPS Worldwide Expedited
  • Dec. 20 - UPS Worldwide Express services
  • Dec. 20 - UPS Worldwide Express Freight

FedEx has the dates for deliveries to arrive by Wednesday, Dec. 25.

U.S. to U.S.

  • Dec. 25 - FedEx SameDay City Direct
  • Dec. 25 - FedEx SameDay City Priority
  • Dec. 25 - FedEx SameDay
  • Dec. 23 - FedEx First Overnight
  • Dec. 23 - FedEx Priority Overnight
  • Dec. 23 - FedEx Standard Overnight
  • Dec. 20 - FedEx 2Day A.M.
  • Dec. 20 - FedEx 2Day
  • Dec. 19 - FedEx Express Saver
  • Dec. 16 - FedEx Ground
  • Dec. 16 - FedEx Home Delivery
  • Dec. 9 - FedEx SmartPost

U.S. to Canada

  • Dec. 24 - FedEx International Next Flight
  • Dec. 23 - FedEx International First
  • Dec. 23 - FedEx International Priority
  • Dec. 20 - FedEx International Economy
  • Dec. 13 - FedEx International Ground

U.S. to Mexico

  • Dec. 24 - FedEx International Next Flight
  • Dec. 23 - FedEx International First
  • Dec. 20 - FedEx International Priority
  • Dec. 19 - FedEx International Economy

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