Christmas Shipping Deadlines 2022 USPS | UPS | FedEx | Sendle

Christmas Shipping Deadlines for 2022: USPS, UPS, FedEx, and Sendle – Updated


Christmas is just around the corner, and many domestic shipping deadlines are looming over the coming days. Here is a list of what you need to know as we enter the final stretch of the holiday peak shipping season.

All of the deadlines were based on normal weather conditions. Unfortunately, a major winter storm continues to cross the United States, affecting significant portions of the country this week, with some states reporting power outages.

Therefore, this storm is likely to create logistical havoc heading into the weekend and possibly early next week. Delays should be expected.

USPS Shipping Deadlines

  • USPS First Class Packages: Saturday, December 17  
  • USPS Priority Mail: Monday, December 19* 
  • USPS Priority Mail Express: Friday, December 23*
  • USPS Priority Mail Express APO/FPO/DPO (except ZIP Code 093): Friday, December 16

* Deadlines to and from Alaska and Hawaii are earlier (check here).

UPS Shipping Deadlines

UPS Ground may still be an option for shipments within the same state or only a few states away. Please check the UPS calculator for estimated delivery times.

  • UPS 3-Day Select: Tuesday, December 20  
  • 2nd Day Air: Wednesday, December 21 
  • Next Day Air: Thursday, December 22

FedEx Shipping Deadlines

FedEx Ground may still be an option for shipments within the same state or only a few states away. Please check the FedEx Ground Service Map for estimated delivery times. Note: FedEx technically said set the cut-off date for Ground & Home Delivery on Wednesday, December 14.

  • FedEx Express Saver (3-Day): Tuesday, December 20 
  • FedEx 2-Day & 2-Day AM: Wednesday, December 21
  • FedEx Overnight: Thursday, December 22

Sendle Shipping Deadlines

Sendle primarily relies on the US Postal Service to deliver shipments. 

The carrier recommends shippers check their Sendle dashboard for estimated delivery times and generally recommends shipping packages by Friday, December 16, 2022.

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