2022 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Know the holiday shipping deadlines to help map your shipping strategy.

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Although the peak season surcharge is charged earlier this year than in previous years, the holiday shipping deadlines for carriers are still the same.

ShipSaving needs a reminder here that the Holiday Shipping Deadline is the latest date by which you can ship your package through a carrier and have your shipment arrive at its destination in time for the holidays.

You must prepare for the upcoming holidays whether an e-commerce seller or an individual shipper. Everyone needs to ensure their gift/shipment can arrive on time, so it's essential to know each carrier's holiday shipping deadlines. 

For merchants, in particular, communicating these deadlines early allows you to ensure that your customers schedule their purchases in time for the holidays and will make a lasting impression on your business.

Here are the deadlines for USPS, UPS, and FedEx:

USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines in the US

*Postage refund eligibility for Priority Mail Express will be adjusted for shipments mailed December 22-25.

UPS® Holiday Shipping Deadlines in the US

*For UPS® Ground's holiday shipping deadlines, go to ups.com/ctc for details

FedEx Holiday Shipping Deadlines in the US

Best Ways to Prepare for Peak Season

This year, sellers of all sizes are gearing up for the holiday shopping season, so how can you stand out from the fierce competition?

ShipSaving has prepared a shipping checklist to help. This way, you can check off key tasks in creating memorable, timely deliveries for each customer. Follow these shipping tips to ensure smooth sailing for your e-commerce business over the holidays:

  1. Create and inform customers of your holiday shipping policy. This helps avoid confusion regarding returns, etc.
  1. Prepare packing supplies ahead of time. You can order free shipping boxes online from USPS, UPS and FedEx.
  1. Display a range of affordable shipping rates in your online store. Customers are more likely to switch if you offer shipping options, as many may want urgent deliveries during the holidays.
  1. Create a smooth after-sales experience with a transparent e-commerce return process and seamless tracking.

In addition to holiday shipping deadlines for USPS, UPS and FedEx, reducing shipping costs is another significant part of the holiday season.

ShipSaving's multiple plans allow groups of all sizes or individual shippers to choose the best fit for their business. 

Regardless of the program you are using; all ShipSaving users have easy access to carrier discount rates. This way, you can easily choose the carrier service that best suits your holiday shipping needs.

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