Happy Holidays from Descartes! As Peak Season approaches, prepare for on-time holiday deliveries. These holiday shipping deadlines from USPS, UPS, FedEx, and Sendle will help you plan for Peak Season and ensure customer satisfaction. Plus, check out our shipping automation rules to streamline shipping this year.

USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2023

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Contiguous U.S. (Lower 48)

USPS Ground Advantage: December 16

First-Class Mail®: December 16

Priority Mail®December 18

Priority Mail Express®December 20

U.S. - Alaska

USPS Ground Advantage: December 16

First-Class Mail®: December 16

Priority Mail®December 18

Priority Mail Express®December 20

U.S. - Hawaii

USPS Ground Advantage: December 16

First-Class Mail®: December 16

Priority Mail®December 16

Priority Mail Express®December 20

For more information, visit the USPS holiday shipping deadlines page. Actual delivery date may vary and is based on origin, destination, Post Office™ acceptance time, and other conditions. As of August 1, 2023, USPS will no longer process refund requests for guaranteed service on these items. Refund requests for loss will still be processed.

UPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2023

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U.S. Domestic

UPS® Ground: Check ups.com/ctc for details

UPS 3 Day Select®: December 19

UPS 2nd Day Air®: December 20

UPS Next Day Air®: December 21

U.S. to Canada

UPS® Standard: Check ups.com/ctc for details

(From the 48 contiguous states only)

UPS Worldwide Expedited®: December 19

UPS Worldwide Express®: December 20

 

U.S. to Mexico

UPS® Standard: Check ups.com/ctc for details

(From the 48 contiguous states only)

UPS Worldwide Expedited®: December 19

UPS Worldwide Express®: December 20

FedEx Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2023

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FedEx Express®

FedEx SameDay: Fri. December 22

FO*, PO*, SO*, Extra Hours: Thu. December 21

2Day* & 2Day AM: Wed. December 20

FedEx Express Saver: Tue. December 19

FedEx Express® 1Day Freight: Thu. December 21

FedEx Express® 2Day Freight: Wed. December 20

FedEx Express® 3DayFreight: Tue. December 19

FedEx Ground®

FedEx Ground 5-Day: Fri. December 15

FedEx Ground 4-Day: Mon. December 18

FedEx Ground 3-Day: Tue. December 19

FedEx Ground 2-Day: Wed. December 20

FedEx Ground 1-Day: Thu. December 21

FedEx Ground Economy: Wed. December 13