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Here Are the Christmas Shipping Deadlines you Need to Know

Posted at 12:16 PM, Dec 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-11 14:16:01-05

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Shipping Christmas gifts this year? If your answer is yes, here are some key dates you need to know! 

FedEx, the United States Postal Service and UPS do have overnight delivery, but in case you want to save a little money and make sure those gifts get to their recipients on time, here are the recommended send-by dates for expected delivery by Christmas Day, Dec. 25: 

U.S. Postal Service

Dec. 14: USPS Retail Ground shipments

Dec. 18: APO/FPO/DPO (except ZIP Code 093) through Priority Mail Express

Dec. 20: First Class

Dec. 20: Priority Mail

Dec. 22: Priority Mail Express


Dec. 17: Ground and home delivery

Dec. 19: Express Saver

Dec. 20: Two-day options

Dec. 21: Overnight options

Dec. 25: FedEx SameDay, FedEx SameDay City Direct and City Priority

United Parcel Service

Dec. 18: UPS 3 Day Select

Dec. 20: 2nd Day Air

Dec. 21: Next Day Air