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You'd Better Watch Out ... Holiday Shipping Deadlines Are Looming


You may remember our well-received December 2020 blog post, "Special Delivery and Seasonal Delays." Back by popular demand, we have an updated 2021 version of delivery time schedules for you.

With direct marketing, we always want to ensure that our mailing pieces arrive at an appropriate time for the offers and promotions to be relevant to our audience.

But on a more personal level, we definitely want our holiday presents to arrive on time. Many organizations are understaffed these days, which could cause delays. Here’s a look into deadlines to get your packages delivered before December 25th:


Dec. 15: USPS Retail Ground Service

Dec. 17: First-Class Mail, First Class Mail to Hawaii, Priority Mail to Hawaii

Dec. 18: Priority Mail, First Class Mail to Alaska, Priority Mail to Alaska

Dec. 23: Priority Mail Express


Check Website for Quote: Ground

Dec. 21: 3-Day Select

Dec. 22: 2nd Day Air

Dec. 23: Next Day Air


Dec. 9: FedEx Ground Economy, FedEx Freight Direct

Dec. 15: FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery, FedEx Freight Priority, FedEx Freight Direct

Dec. 21: FedEx Express Saver, FedEx 3Day Freight

Dec. 22: 2Day & 2Day AM, FedEx 2Day Freight

Dec. 23: FO, PO, SO, Extra Hours, FedEx 1Day Freight

Dec 24: FedEx Same Day

With these deadlines fast approaching, we encourage you to get going on mailing your holiday cards and gifts.

Happy sending!

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