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2019 Major Carrier Holiday Shipping Deadlines

by Marco Raye
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November 07, 2019

Big Sales Stamp We’re inching closer and closer to the holiday rush. Is your outbound shipping process organized and prepared for the spike in inbound orders? The surge in orders during this time is exciting, but also requires your business to orchestrate rapid delivery like never before.

Whether you’re an EasyPost customer or not, we want your business to thrive this holiday season. This article includes critical shipping dates for the four major domestic and international carriers (FedEx, UPS, DHL, USPS) you need to be privy of in order to meet your holiday demand and get all your orders successfully delivered to your customers on-time.

This year, let us help you avoid the dreaded question, “Where’s my package?!”

Critical Holiday Shipping Deadlines

FedEx
Shipping Cut-Off DateService
Monday, December 9thFedEx SmartPost®
Monday, December 16thFedEx Ground®
Monday, December 16thHome Delivery®
Thursday, December 19thExpress Saver®
Friday, December 20th2Day® Services
Monday, December 23rd2Day® Services
UPS
Shipping Cut-Off DateService
Friday, December 13thGround®
Thursday, December 19th3 Day Select®
Friday, December 20th2nd Day Air® Services
Monday, December 23rdNext Day Air® Services
USPS
Shipping Cut-Off DateService
Saturday, December 14thRetail Ground™
Friday, December 20thFirst Class Mail®
Saturday, December 21stPriority Mail®
Monday, December 23rdPriority Mail Express®
DHL International
Shipping Cut-Off DateService
Monday, December 16thAsia, Central & South America
Thursday, December 19thAsia/Pacific Rim, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, Middle East
Friday, December 20thCanada & Mexico
December 25thNO DHL Pickups or Deliveries
December 26thNO DHL Pickups or Deliveries
December 24thNormal Service
December 27thNormal Service Resumes
DHL Express
Shipping Cut-Off DateService
Monday, December 23rdNormal Pick up & delivery service
December 24thPick up & delivery until 16:30. Last call to book pick up 15:00
December 25thClosed
December 26thNormal Pick up & delivery service
December 27thNormal Pick up & delivery service
December 28thNormal Pick up & delivery service
December 30thNormal Pick up & delivery service
December 31stPick up & delivery until 16:30. Last call to book pick up 15:00
January 1stClosed
January 2ndNormal Pick up & delivery service

In addition to the above deadlines, you can find even more tips and information on best practices for holiday shipping in our recent blog posts:

This year, equip your business with informational tools required to traverse even the busiest booms in your 2019 holiday sale period. Our team at EasyPost removes the difficulties and complexities involved with selling online, so your brand can take advantage of seasonal pushes like the holidays to grow your brand reputation and your business overall. Let us help you make your business dreams come true.

If you have any questions about holiday shipping guidelines, or if you would like to discuss how we can help you optimize your supply chain before the holidays, contact one of our Logistics Experts today!