2020 Shipping Deadlines in United States and Canada

As more people are shopping online during the pandemic, the shipping companies are quickly becoming overwhelmed.  You are wise to shop early and get your packages shipped as soon as possible.  Here are the suggested deadlines for shipping via the various shipping companies if you hope to have your gifts and other packages delivered before Christmas.

The United States Domestic Delivery Deadlines


Retail Ground Dec. 15
First-Class Mail Dec. 18*
Priority Mail Dec. 19**
Priority Mail Express Dec. 23***
* Dec. 15 for Hawaii
** Dec. 15 for Hawaii
*** Dec. 21 for Alaska and Hawaii


UPS Ground Dec. 15
UPS 3 Day Select Dec. 21
UPS 2nd Day Air Dec. 22
UPS Next Day Air Dec. 23


FedEx SmartPost Dec. 09
FedEx Ground Dec. 15
Home Delivery Dec. 15
Express Saver Dec. 21
FedEx 3Day Freight Dec. 21
2Day Services Dec. 22
Overnight Services Dec 23
FedEx SameDay Dec 25


Canada Domestic Delivery Deadlines

Canada Post

Regular Parcel Dec. 16
Flat rate box Dec. 18
Xpresspost Dec. 18
Priority Dec. 21

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