1. USPS
  2. FedEx
  3. UPS
  4. Amazon FBA Inventory
  5. Canada Post
  6. DHL Express


Domestic Mail ServicesMail-By Date
First-Class MailDecember 18
Priority MailDecember 19
Priority Mail ExpressDecember 23

Alaska and Hawaii Holiday Mail-By Deadlines

Mail Addressed ToFirst-Class MailPriority Mail Priority Mail Express
AlaskaDecember 18December 19December 21
HawaiiDecember 19December 19December 21

Military Address (APO/FPO/DPO) Holiday Mail-By Deadlines

Military Mail Addressed To/FromFirst-Class Mail Priority Mail Priority Mail Express
AE ZIPs 090-092December 11December 11December 18
AE ZIP 093December 9December 9N/A
AE ZIPs 094-098December 11December 11December 18
AA ZIP 340December 11December 11December 18
AP Zips 962-966December 11December 11December 18

International Holiday Mail-By Deadlines

Addressed ToFirst-Class InternationalPriority Mail InternationalPriority Mail Express International
AfricaNovember 30November 30December 7
Asia/Pacific RimDecember 7December 7December 14
Australia/New ZealandDecember 7December 7December 14
CanadaDecember 7December 7December 16
CaribbeanDecember 7December 7December 14
Central & South AmericaNovember 30November 30December 7
MexicoDecember 7December 7December 14
EuropeDecember 7December 9December 14
Middle EastDecember 7December 9December 14


Shipping within the U.S.

ServiceShipping Cutoff Date
FedEx SmartPost®December 9 (with exceptions)
FedEx Ground®December 15
Home Delivery®December 15
Express Saver®December 21
2Day® ServicesDecember 22
Overnight® ServicesDecember 23

For more information on other shipping deadlines with FedEx, please visit this FedEx Holiday shipping article.

Please see FedEx Seasonal Peak Surcharges and Fees that may apply when shipping packages.


Shipping within the U.S.

ServiceShipping Cutoff Date
Ground®December 15
3 Day Select®December 21
2nd Day Air® ServicesDecember 22
Next Day Air® ServicesDecember 23

UPS Time-in-transit notes:

  • On UPS holidays—Nov. 26, Dec. 25, and Jan. 1—there is no movement of any packages tendered to UPS, regardless of the date of tender (except packages tendered for UPS Express Critical® service.)
  • UPS Express Critical® service is available for urgent packages every day of the year, including UPS holidays.
  • Call 1-800-714- 8779 or visit

Please see UPS Peak Surcharges that may apply when shipping packages.


Type of InventoryInventory Cutoff Date
Black Friday/Cyber Monday InventoryNovember 6
Holiday Shopping InventoryDecember 1


Please see the following article where Canada Post states they have not released Holiday deadlines as they are following the impact of COVID-19.


Please contact DHL Express for Holiday deadlines for specific destinations and services.

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