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The Last Days to Ship for Your Holiday Gift Boxes

  • SUBTA Team
  • Nov 22, 2021
  • 2 minute read

More than 60% of U.S. business owners fear they’ll receive their holiday inventory late due to global supply chain problems, according to Deloitte.

There are several ways to reduce this kind of stress if you feel overwhelmed. Being proactive and staying on top of various shipping deadlines can help you tremendously. 

At SUBTA, we want to help. Here is everything you need to know about FedEx, USPS, UPS, and DHL and their last days to ship for the holidays.

FedEx Holiday Deadline

FedEx Express®

  • FedEx Same Day® – December 24
  • FO, PO, SO, Extra Hours – December 23
  • 2Day & 2Day AM – December 22
  • FedEx Express Saver® – December 21
  • FedEx 1Day® Freight – December 23
  • FedEx 2Day® Freight – December 22
  • FedEx 3Day® Freight – December 21

FedEx Ground®

  • FedEx Ground® Contiguous US – December 15
  • FedEx Ground® Alaska and Hawaii – December 15
  • FedEx Home Delivery® Contiguous US December 15
  • FedEx Home Delivery® Alaska & Hawaii December 15
  • FedEx Ground® Economy – December 9

FedEx Freight®

  • FedEx Freight® Priority December 15
  • FedEx Freight® Economy December 9
  • FedEx Freight® Direct December 15

For more information on shipping your holiday gift boxes internationally with FedEx, click here.

USPS Holiday Deadline

Excluding Alaska & Hawaii

  • USPS Retail Ground® Service – December 15
  • First-Class Mail® Service – December 17
  • Priority Mail® Service – December 18
  • Priority Mail Express® Service – December 23

For Alaska (AK)

  • USPS Retail Ground® Service – December 2
  • First-Class Mail® Service – December 18
  • Priority Mail® Service – December 18
  • Priority Mail Express® Service – December 21

For Hawaii (HI)

  • USPS Retail Ground® Service – N/A
  • First-Class Mail® Service – December 17
  • Priority Mail® Service – December 17
  • Priority Mail Express® Service – December 21

For more information on shipping your holiday gift boxes internationally with USPS, click here.

UPS Holiday Deadline

Domestic

  • UPS® Ground shipping – Click here for details
  • UPS 3 Day Select® – December 21
  • UPS 2nd Day Air® services – December 22
  • UPS Next Day Air® – December 23

For more information on shipping your holiday gift boxes internationally with UPS, click here.

DHL Holiday Deadline

  • DHL Express Worldwide (1-2 Business Days) – December 22
  • DHL Economic Select (1-5 Business Days) – December 19
  • DHL Domestic Express (Next Business Day) – December 23
  • DSmart Mail Expedited Max (Up to 8 days) – December 17
  • Smart Mail Expedited (Up to 10 days) – December 15
  • Smart Mail Ground (Up to 15 days) – December 11

 

Nearly 80% of consumers are motivated to shop earlier this year due to stockout and shipping delay concerns. Having the right plan in place can help you boost acquisition and retention rates during the holidays through a positive subscriber experience.


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