In December, the people send and receive a lot of parcels to and from their friends and family due to the Christmas and New Year. Now, when the Christmas is just a week away, the package delivery companies are in a rush to deliver the packages booked by the customers on time. These delivery companies like UPS, USPS, FedEx, Amazon, Walmart, etc. have already come up with their New Year and Christmas shipping deadlines.
If you also want to send your package using the services of one of these delivery companies, you must go through the list of deadlines of the different companies and send your package accordingly.
Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2017:
Here, we have listed the holiday shipping deadlines for 2017 by different companies. Let us start one by one.
- United States Postal Service (USPS):
The USPS Holiday Shipping deadlines 2017 for the Contiguous US in ascending order is mentioned in the table below:
|Class of Mail Service||Send-by Dates|
|USPS Retail Ground||14th December|
|First-Class Mail||19th December|
|Priority Mail||20th December|
|Priority Mail Express||22nd December|
- The shipping deadline is 14th Dec in case you wish to use the USPS Retail Ground services.
- To use the services of USPS First-class mail service for sending your parcel, the USPS shipping deadline is 19th Dec.
- To book your parcel through the USPS priority mail services, you must send your package to USPS latest by 20th Dec.
- Last but not the least, to use the USPS priority mail express, you need to send your mail or shipment to USPS by maximum 22nd Dec.
But, you must also know that the actual date of USPS delivery may vary as it will depend on things like the origin of the shipment, its destination, the acceptance time of the Post Office, etc. For more details, you can read our article on USPS Christmas Deadline 2017.
- United Parcel Service (UPS):
The people who want to use the UPS services for sending their packages, here is the UPS holiday shipping deadline for them in ascending order:
|UPS 3 day select||18th December|
|UPS 2nd Day Air (without Saturday delivery)||20th December|
|UPS 2nd Day Air (In case the Saturday delivery is available because Saturday delivery is not possible for all ZIP codes)||21st December|
|UPS Next Day Air (with Saturday delivery)||22nd December|
|UPS Express Critical||24th December and 25th December|
- The deadline to send your package through UPS 3 day select is on 18th Dec
- The deadline is on 19th Dec. if you want to use UPS 2nd day Air excluding the Saturday delivery
- The last day to ship your package using UPS 2nd Day Air with the Saturday delivery is on 21st Dec. Do not forget that Saturday delivery is not available for all the Zip Codes. So, you must check that your zip code has the availability of the Saturday delivery before sending your package.
- The deadline to ship your package using UPS Next Day Air with the Saturday delivery is on 22nd Dec.
These are the last dates or deadlines for the United Parcel Service (UPS). For more details, read the UPS shipping deadlines 2017. You can also see the schedule.
To use FedEx services for sending your packages, please follow the below holiday shipping deadline.
|FedEx SmartPost||11th December|
|FedEx Ground||15th December|
|FedEx Home Delivery||18th December|
|FedEx Express Saver||19th December|
|FedEx 2day||20th December|
|FedEx 2day AM||20th December|
|FedEx Standard Overnight||21st December|
|FedEx Priority Overnight||21st December|
|FedEx First Overnight||21st December|
The deadline to send your package using:
- FedEx SmartPost is on 11th Dec
- FedEx Ground is on 15th Dec.
- FedEx Home delivery is 18th Dec
- Express Saver is on 19th Dec.
- FedEx 2day and FedEx 2day AM are 20th Dec.
- Services like FedEx Standard Overnight, Priority Overnight, and First Overnight is on 21st Dec.
Another thing to know is that the shipments delivered on December 23rd will cost you a Saturday delivery fee of $16 per package. If you want to know about the FedEx holiday schedule, then you should read the FedEx holiday schedule 2017 article.
Amazon has also released its holiday deadline for 2017. Below is the Amazon shipping deadline.
|Amazon Services||Deadline Dates|
|Free Shipping (minimum buy of $25)||15th December|
|Standard shipping (which is free for Amazon Prime members)||18th December|
|Two-day shipping (which is free for Amazon Prime members)||22nd December|
|One-day shipping (only available in certain cities but is free for Prime members)||23rd December|
|Same-day delivery (only available in certain cities but free for Prime members)||24th December|
- The deadline to send your package using the free shipping of Amazon (only if you make sure you buy minimum items of $25 worth), is 15th Dec
- The last day to ship your package using Amazon standard shipping is 18th Dec.
- The deadline for Amazon two-day shipping, which is free for Amazon Prime members, is 22nd Dec
- The last day to send your package using one-day shipping is 23rd Dec. Please take a note here that this service is only available in some cities and it is free for prime members.
- The last day to send your package using same day delivery is 24th Dec. Also, note that this service is only available in some cities and it is free for prime members.
These Amazon deadlines are for the destinations within the contiguous U.S. only.
The holiday deadline for Walmart is as follows.
|Walmart Services||Deadline Date|
|Cheaper Freight delivery||13th December|
|Standard delivery||19th December|
|Rush delivery||21st December|
The last day to order from Walmart using the:
- Cheaper Freight Delivery is Dec 13th
- Standard Delivery option is Dec 19th.
- Pricier Rush Delivery option is Dec 21st.
These were the deadlines of Walmart.
- Best Buy:
Best Buy holiday shipping deadlines are given below.
|Best Buy Options||Deadline Date|
|Large home delivery items||19th December|
|Most items (10:30 AM CT)||20th December|
|Same day delivery (Order before noon)||24th December|
- The last day to order large items from Best Buy is Dec 19th
- The last day to order most of the items from Best Buy Dec 20th.
- The deadline to order before noon from Best Buy for same day delivery is Dec 24th.
You should know these final shipping dates of Best Buy.
The last shipping dates of JCPenny are:
|JCPenny Options||Deadline Date|
|Any item||20th December|
- The last day to order any item from JCPenny website is Dec 20th
You need to know only one date for that.
- Dick’s Sporting Goods:
To use Dick’s Sporting Goods services for sending your packages, please follow the below holiday shipping last dates:
|Dick's Sporting Goods Options||Deadline Date|
|Free standard shipping (order online by 11:59 p.m. ET)||18th December|
|Expedited Shipping (order online by 11:59 p.m. ET)||19th December|
|Express Shipping (order online by 9 a.m. PT)||20th December|
The last date to send your package using the Dick’s Sporting Goods:
- Free standard shipping if you order online by 11:59 p.m. ET is 18th Dec
- expedited shipping if you order online by 11:59 p.m. ET is 19th Dec
- express shipping if you order online by 09:00 a.m. ET is 20th Dec
Remeber these three dates if you are going to use Dick’s Sporting Goods.
- Old Navy:
Please follow the below shipping last dates if you want to use the Old Navy:
|Old Navy Options||Deadline Date|
|Free shipping (order online by 11:59 p.m. ET with minimum spend $50)||19th December|
|Two Day Shipping (order online by 02:59 p.m. ET)||20th December|
|One Day Shipping (order online by 02:59 p.m. ET)||21st December|
The last date to send the package using the Old Navy:
- Free shipping if you order online by 11:59 p.m. ET by spending minimum $50, is 19th Dec
- two-day shipping if you order online by 02:59 p.m. ET, is 20th Dec
- one-day shipping if you order online by 02:59 p.m. ET, is 21st Dec
You should know these final dates and time.
- Toys “R” Us:
You need to see the given deadlines if you are going to use Toys “R” Us:
|Toys "R" Us Options||Deadline Date|
|Any Shipping (order online by 11:59 p.m. ET)||18th December|
|Expedited Shipping (order online by 03:00 p.m. ET)||20th December|
|Express Shipping (order online by 11:59 p.m. ET)||20th December|
|In store pick up (order online by noon ET on Christmas Eve)||24th December|
The final day to send the package using the Toys “R” Us shipping:
- if you order online by 11:59 p.m. ET, is 18th Dec
- if you go for expedited shipping and order online by 03:59 p.m. ET, is 20th Dec
- if you go for express shipping option and order online by 11:59 p.m. ET, is 20th Dec
- Also, if you order online by noon ET on 24th Dec or Christmas Eve, and go for the in-store pickup option of Toys “R” Us, then you can receive your purchase in time on 24th Dec itself.
Toys “R” Us customers should know these final dates.
If you want to use Apple products and services, then please follow the below deadlines:
|Apple Options||Deadline Date|
|Free two-day for in stock apple products||20th December|
|Free one-day shipping of in-stock iPhones or next day shipping on other products||21st December|
|In store pick up||24th December|
- If you buy from Apple, the deadline for free two-day shipping for in-stock items is 20th Dec
- The last day to send your package using Apple if you go for Free one-day shipping of in-stock iPhones or next day shipping on other products, is 21st Dec.
- Also, if you can go for the in-store pickup option of Apple, then you can receive your purchase in time on 24th Dec. itself.
Apple customers, you should know these final dates.
The final shipping dates for GameStop are:
|GameStop Options||Deadline Date|
|Value Saver||13th December|
|Two-day expedited||18th December|
|One-day shipping||19th December|
If you buy from GameStop, the deadline for:
- value saver is 13th Dec
- the ground is 17th Dec
- two-day expedited is 18th Dec
- one-day shipping is 19th Dec
These four dates are important if you are going to use GameStop.
Find the different Newegg deadlines for different shipping options:
|Super Eggsaver shipping||13th December|
|Large Items||14th December|
|Business three-day shipping||19th December|
|Business two-day shipping||20th December|
|Business one-day shipping||21st December|
If you buy from Newegg, the deadline for
- Super Eggsaver shipping is 13th Dec
- large items is 14th Dec
- business three-day shipping is 19th Dec
- business two-day shipping is 20th Dec
- business one-day shipping is 21st Dec
These five dates are important for Newegg customers.
The below holiday shipping deadline will guarantee that you will get your package by Friday, Dec. 22 which is the last business day before Christmas:
|Standard Shipping to Hawaii and Alaska by 12 pm||13th December|
|Standard Shipping||18th December|
|Premium Shipping (2 business days) by 12 pm||19th December|
|Express Shipping (1 business day) by 12 pm||22nd December|
The final date for using:
- the Target Standard Shipping to Hawaii and Alaska by 12 pm is 13th Dec
- the Target Standard Shipping is 18th Dec
- the Target Premium Shipping (2 business days) if you order by 12 pm, is 19th Dec
- the Target Express Shipping (1 business day) if you order by 12 pm, is 22nd Dec