2013 holiday shipping deadlines: USPS, UPS and FedEx

Posted at 8:15 AM, Dec 17, 2013
and last updated 2016-12-12 06:07:31-05

With just a few days left in the holiday shopping season, many online shoppers are scrambling to get their order in to allow enough time to receive their gifts before Dec. 25.

The United States Postal Service, UPS and FedEx say that the deadline is drawing near for regular and express shipping.

Here are the deadlines for the top three shipping companies:


-- First-Class Mail Service Dec. 20
-- Priority Mail Service Dec. 21
-- Express Mail Service Dec. 23
-- Destination Network Distribution Center (DNDC) Drop Ship Dec. 19
-- Destination Delivery Unit (DDU) Drop Ship Dec. 21
Click here for more info on holiday shipping from USPS.


-- Ship using UPS 2nd Day Air Thursday, Dec. 19
-- Ship using UPS Next Day Air Friday, Dec. 20
More info on holiday shipping from UPS


-- FedEx Home Delivery: Tuesday, Dec. 17
-- FedEx Ground: Tuesday, Dec. 17
-- FedEx Express Saver: Thursday, Dec. 19
-- FedEx 2Day: Saturday, Dec. 21 
-- FedEx 2Day A.M.: Saturday, Dec. 21
-- FedEx Standard Overnight: Monday, Dec. 23 
-- FedEx Priority Overnight: Monday, Dec. 23
-- FedEx First Overnight: Monday, Dec. 23
-- FedEx SameDay: Wednesday, Dec. 25 
Click here for more info on holiday shipping from FedEx.