US – USPS is recommending dates to make sure you are sending out shipments before too late to guarantee they will get under the tree before the Holidays.
Cyber Monday shopping has broken records this year, online black Friday sales have been higher than ever, making for a traffic jam in online ordering and delivery. The USPS says that they are even working Sundays to keep up with deliveries in high package volume locations.
“Even under normal circumstances, not everyone can get together for in-person celebrations. But this year has been anything but normal. As a result, many are resorting to shipping gifts and relying on video technology to bring them together for all of their holiday festivities. And while we can’t fix your tech issues for the video celebrations, we can ensure your gifts arrive in time for the fun,” USPS said in a press release.
2020 Holiday shopping deadlines
- Dec. 9 — APO/FPO/DPO (ZIP Code 093 only) Priority Mail and First-Class Mail services
- Dec. 11 — APO/FPO/DPO (all other ZIP Codes) Priority Mail and First-Class Mail services
- Dec. 15 — USPS Retail Ground service
- Dec. 18 — APO/FPO/DPO (except ZIP Code 093) USPS Priority Mail Express service
- Dec. 18 — First-Class Mail service (including greeting cards)
- Dec. 18 — First-Class packages (up to 15.99 ounces)
- Dec. 19 — Priority Mail service
- Dec. 23 — Priority Mail Express* service
- Dec. 18 — Alaska to/from Continental U.S. First-Class Mail
- Dec. 19 — Alaska to/from Continental U.S. Priority Mail
- Dec. 21 — Alaska to/from Continental U.S. Priority Mail Express
- Dec. 15 — Hawaii to/from mainland Priority Mail and First-Class Mail
- Dec. 21 — Hawaii to/from mainland Priority Mail Express