E-commerce merchants are in the midst of holiday shipping rush and this holiday season has a few more hurdles than in previous years. With supply chain holdups and longer shipping times impacting holiday delivery, 2021 may see peaks in shipping volume. Below are the deadlines for the 2021 holiday season. 

USPS HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES IN THE US FOR 2021

Service Shipping Cutoff Date
Retail Ground™ Wednesday, December 15th
First Class Mail® Friday, December 17th
Priority Mail® Saturday, December 18th
Priority Mail Express® Thursday, December 23rd

FEDEX HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES IN THE US

 Service Shipping Cutoff Date
FedEx SmartPost® Thursday, December 9th (with exceptions)
FedEx Ground® Wednesday, December 15th
Home Delivery® Wednesday, December 15th
Express Saver® Tuesday, December 21st
2Day® Services Wednesday, December 22nd
Overnight® Services Thursday, December 23rd

UPS HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES IN THE US

 Service Shipping Cutoff Date
Ground® Check UPS.com/CTC
3 Day Select® Tuesday, December 21st
2nd Day Air® Services Wednesday, December 22nd
Next Day Air® Services Thursday, December 23rd

Now that you have the cutoff dates, you can build your own shipping timeline to get products to customers on time. Providing a good experience can make the difference between a repeat customer or someone going to a brick-and-mortar competitor. 

Blog post by ShipStation.

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