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2022 Holiday Shipping Deadlines - USPS, FedEx, UPS, and More

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Tis the season to start thinking about holiday shipping deadlines! Each carrier has different deadlines, so it’s important to be aware of them to make sure your holiday orders arrive on time. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are the major shipping deadlines for USPS, FedEx, UPS, and more.

2022 USPS holiday shipping deadlines

Holiday shipping dates for lower 48 states

Service LevelSend-by Date
USPS Retail GroundDec. 17
First-Class MailDec. 17
Priority MailDec. 19
Priority Mail ExpressDec. 23

Holiday shipping dates for Alaska and Hawaii

USPS Retail GroundFirst-Class MailPriority MailPriority Mail Express
AlaskaDec. 2Dec. 17Dec. 17Dec. 21
HawaiiN/ADec. 17Dec. 17Dec. 21

Holiday shipping dates for international mail

First-Class Package InternationalPriority Mail InternationalPriority Mail Express InternationalGlobal Express Guaranteed
AfricaNov. 29Nov. 29Dec. 6Dec. 20
Asia and Pacific RimDec. 6Dec. 6Dec. 13Dec. 20
Australia and New ZealandDec. 6Dec. 6Dec. 13Dec. 20
CanadaDec. 6Dec. 6Dec. 13Dec. 22
CaribbeanDec. 6Dec. 6Dec. 13Dec. 21
Central and South AmericaNov. 29Nov. 29Dec. 6Dec. 20
EuropeDec. 6Dec. 6Dec. 13Dec. 21
MexicoDec. 6Dec. 6Dec. 13Dec. 22
Middle EastDec. 6Dec. 6Dec. 13Dec. 20

2022 FedEx holiday shipping deadlines

Holiday shipping dates for domestic shipping

FedEx Express
Service LevelSend-by Date
FedEx Same DayDec. 23
FO, PO, SO, Extra HoursDec. 22
2Day and 2Day AMDec. 21
FedEx Express SaverDec. 20
FedEx 1Day FreightDec. 22
FedEx 2Day FreightDec. 21
FedEx 3Day FreightDec. 20
FedEx Ground
Service LevelSend-by Date
Ground Contiguous USDec. 14
Ground Alaska and HawaiiDec. 14
Home Delivery Contiguous USDec. 14
Home Delivery Alaska and HawaiiDec. 14
Ground EconomyDec. 8
FedEx Freight
Service LevelSend-by Date
FedEx Freight PriorityDec. 14
FedEx Freight EconomyDec. 8
FedEx Freight DirectDec. 14

Holiday shipping dates for international shipping

US to Canada
Service levelSend-by Date
FedEx International Next FlightDec. 23
FedEx International FirstDec. 22
FedEx International PriorityDec. 17
FedEx International Priority DistributionDec. 17
FedEx International EconomyDec. 16
FedEx International Connect PlusDec. 15
US to Canada Ground
Service levelSend-by Date
Canada DomesticDec. 14
NorthboundDec. 12
SouthboundDec. 13
US to Mexico
Service levelSend-by Date
FedEx International Next FlightDec. 23
FedEx International FirstDec. 21
FedEx International PriorityDec. 21
FedEx International EconomyDec. 20
FedEx International Connect PlusDec. 20
US to Puerto Rico
Service levelSend-by Date
FedEx International Next FlightDec. 23
FedEx International FirstDec. 21
FedEx International Priority DistributionDec. 21
FedEx International EconomyDec. 20

2022 UPS holiday shipping deadlines

Holiday shipping dates for US Domestic

Service levelSend-by Date
UPS® Ground ShippingCheck ups.com/ctc for details
UPS 3 Day Select®Dec. 20
UPS Second Day Air® servicesDec. 21
UPS Next Day Air® servicesDec. 22

Holiday shipping dates for U.S. to Canada

Service levelSend-by Date
UPS® Standard ServicesCheck ups.com/ctc for details
UPS Worldwide Expedited®Dec. 19
UPS Worldwide Express® servicesDec. 22

Holiday shipping dates for U.S. to Mexico

Service levelSend-by Date
UPS® Standard ServicesCheck ups.com/ctc for details
UPS Worldwide Expedited®Dec. 19
UPS Worldwide Express® servicesDec. 21

2022 DHL holiday shipping deadlines

Holiday shipping dates for US Domestic

Service levelSend-by Date
SmartMail GroundDec. 13
SmartMail ExpeditedDec. 15
SmartMail Expedited MaxDec. 19

International shipping deadlines may vary. Check country specific deadlines via DHL.

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