MIAMI (CBSMiami) — If you’re planning to send packages or holiday cards this year, the deadlines to get them delivered by Christmas is approaching.
The Postal Service expects to deliver more than 800 million packages and nearly 15 billion pieces of mail this holiday season.
Here are the holiday shipping deadlines for the U.S. Postal Service, UPS and FedEx if you want your items delivered in time for Christmas Day.
United States Postal Service (domestic, not including Alaska and Hawaii):
- Dec. 14: USPS Retail Ground
- Dec. 20: First-Class Mail
- Dec. 21: Priority Mail Service
- Dec. 23: Priority Mail Express Service
- Nov. 30: First Class International (Africa, Central and South America)
- Nov. 30: Priority Mail International (Africa, Central and South America)
- Dec. 7: First Class International (all international locations besides Africa, Central and South America)
- Dec. 7: Priority Mail International (all international locations besides Africa, Central and South America)
- Nov. 27: Space Available Mail (items that must be under 15 pounds and 60 inches)
- Dec. 4: Parcel Airlift Mail
- Dec. 13: UPS Ground
- Dec. 19: UPS 3 Day Select
U.S. To Canada and Mexico
- Dec. 13: UPS Ground (from the 48 contiguous states only)
A more detailed schedule is available at the UPS website.
- Dec. 9: FedEx Smart Post
- Dec. 16: FedEx Home Delivery
- Dec. 16: FedEx Ground
- Dec. 19: FedEx Express Saver
U.S. To Canada
- Dec. 13: FedEx International Ground
U.S. To Mexico
- Dec. 19: FedEx International Economy
More information is available on the FedEx website.