If you save your Christmas/holiday shopping to the last minute like some of us, then you’ll want to know about US Postal and UPS holiday shipping cut-off times. With many of our orders you will find the cheapest option is US Postal Priority mail. The following web site displays the last day a shipment can be mailed where it will be likely to arrive before Christmas. Please keep in mind that these are not guarantees- the Postal Service does not guarantee the arrival of Priority mail by a specific date. If you need it guaranteed, keep reading for UPS guaranteed shipment information.
Please also note that as we generally ship orders the next business day after they are placed, you should subtract one day from the cut-off date to ensure your shipment will be sent on or before the cut-off date.
For UPS shipments, Ground times will vary depending on your location. Check this map to get UPS Ground transit times (“transit days” for UPS are business days). You can click on the map to make it larger.
Here are the shipping cut-off dates for UPS guaranteed services:
- Cutoff date for UPS Next Day Air December 23 (place order by 11:59 PM EST December 22nd)
- Cutoff date for UPS 2 Day Air December 22 (place order by 11:59 PM EST December 21st)
- Cutoff date for UPS 3 Day Select December 21 (place order by 11:59 PM EST December 20th)
- Cutoff date for UPS Ground- look at zone map above and subtract one day
Just as with Postal Service shipments, because we generally ship the next day after orders are placed, please order the day before the posted cut-off time.
We wish everyone a fun and happy holiday season, and remember our support department is here to help you if you have any questions about what to buy, something you already bought, or what shipping option to choose to make sure your order arrives before Christmas.