Mail Packages Before These Dates to Avoid Rush Fees
It's starting to get down to the nitty gritty. Only a few days left to get your Christmas packages delivered before you start paying more than what the gifts cost you!
You still have time to get those packages delivered before you get into the extra fees for expedited shipping. (Note: Unless otherwise noted, tjis is for packaes delivedred with in the continental U.S and are for deliver by December 24.)
U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Shipping Deadline
The most common service for gifts and merchandise is by using USPS Retail Ground. For standard rates, USPS Retail Ground or Media Mail must be shipped by December 14.
For lightweight packages or holiday cards and other envelopes, you can ship by December 19 using a regular First Class postage stamp. Visit USPS.com for more details.
FedEx Shipping Deadline
Depending on your location in the continental U.S., FedEx Ground delivers in one to five business days. For faster delivery to residential addresses, FedEx Home Delivery is the way to go. You can ship up to 70 pound packages for delivery within one to five business days. Go to Fedex.com for the details.
United Parcel Service (UPS) Shipping Deadline
For UPS Ground or UPS 3 Day Select, ship before Dec. 18. There will be no UPS deliveries on Christmas Eve due to it landing on a Sunday this year. If you need later deadlines and expedited shipping rates, go to https://www.ups.com/assets/resources/media/en_US/UPS_PeakSeason.pdf.