Mailing Dates For The Holidays Are Out

FedEx, UPS and USPS have all released the dates on when they recommend you should have your packages out in the mail for December 25ths Holiday. Christmas thus year lands on a Saturday.

Experts are saying this year if you want to have your packages delivered on time it may take some extra planning and could cost more money. Currently the United States is facing a supply chain issues. Just this week President Biden released his plan on how to combat this problem in just 90 days.

You will be facing higher prices if you ship items through the USPS. Earlier this month the price of stamps increased to 58 cents from 55 cents. The USPS also has other rate increases.

USPS

Continental U.S.:

December 15: USPS retail ground service.

December 17: First-class mail service (including holiday greeting cards).

December 17: First-class packages (up to 15.99 ounces).

December 18: Priority mail service.

December 23: Priority mail express service.

USPS For Air/Army/Fleet/Diplomatic post office addresses:

November 6: Retail ground service.

December 9 :Priority mail and first-class mail.

December 16: Priority mail express military service.

USPS Alaska and Hawaii:

December 17: Hawaii to/from mainland — priority mail and first-class mail.

December 18: Alaska to/from Continental U.S. — first-class and priority mail.

December 21: Alaska to/from Continental U.S. and Hawaii to/from mainland — priority mail express.

FedEx

December 9: ground economy.

December 15: ground and home delivery.

December 21: express saver.

December 22: two day and two-day am.

December 23: overnight services.

December 24: same day.

UPS:

Ground shipping, check the website for a quote.

December 22: second-day air services.

December 23: next-day air services.

December 25: no pickup service, UPS holiday.

Note: UPS service guarantee still suspended for most services due to COVID-19.

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