With just a few weeks until Christmas, you may be wondering when you need to to get all of your shopping done in order to guarantee Christmas delivery?!
In order to ensure that your gifts arrive on time, check out the following 2018 shipping deadlines for Amazon, FedEx, USPS, and UPS!!
More details below.
Amazon has not released their 2018 holiday ordering deadlines yet, but here are our predictions based on last year’s dates. We will update this information once we know more.
- December 14th – free shipping
- December 17th – standard shipping (free for Prime members)
- December 21st – for two-day shipping (free for Prime members)
- December 22nd – one-day shipping (select cities but is free for Prime members)
- December 24th – same-day delivery before 9:30AM local time (select cities but free for Prime members)
- December 24th – two-hour delivery before 9:45PM local time (select cities; free and exclusive for Prime members via Prime Now)
Fedex Shipping Deadline:
- December 10th – FedEx SmartPost
- December 17th – FedEx Ground
- December 17th – FedEx Home Delivery
- December 19th – FedEx Express Saver
- December 20th – both FedEx 2Day and 2Day A.M.
- December 21st – FedEx First Overnight, Priority Overnight and Standard Overnight
- December 25th – FedEx SameDay City Direct, SameDay City Priority, or SameDay
USPS Shipping Deadline:
- December 14th – USPS Retail Ground
- December 20th – First-Class Mail
- December 20th – Priority Mail
- December 22nd – Priority Mail Express Service
UPS Shipping Deadline:
- December 18th – UPS 3-Day Select (will be delivered Monday, 12/24)
- December 19th – UPS 2nd Day Air (will be delivered Monday, 12/24)
- December 20th – UPS 2nd Day Air (will be delivered Saturday, 12/22) – select zip codes
- December 20th – UPS 2nd Day Air (will be delivered Monday, 12/24)
- December 21st – UPS Next Day Air (will be delivered Monday, 12/24)
- December 22nd – UPS Worldwide Express, Next Day Air, or Second Day Air processed and labeled for Saturday Delivery
- December 23rd – UPS Express Critical
- December 24th – UPS Express Critical
- December 25th – UPS Express Critical
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