2016 Holiday Shipping Cutoffs

Below are the official Whiplash order-by and corresponding carrier ship-by dates to get packages to their domestic destinations by Christmas - Dec 25th. For more detailed ship-by dates, including overseas and military addresses. Please visit the USPS site here.

USPS Official note: To ensure timely delivery of cards, letters and packages within the United States by Dec. 25, the Postal Service recommends that customers ship their items by the following dates:

Method Order-by Cutoff Carrier Cutoff
First Class 12/19/16 12/20/16
Priority Mail 12/20/16 12/21/16
Priority Mail express 12/22/16 12/23/16
Standard Post 12/14/16 12/15/16
APO / FPO 12/7/16 12/8/16

Below are the official Whiplash order-by and corresponding carrier ship-by dates to get packages to their domestic destinations by Christmas - Dec 25th. For more details, including shipping black-out days, visit the 2016 UPS Holiday Calendar.

UPS Official Note: Additional time-in-transit: From Nov. 21 to Dec. 30, a limited number of UPSĀ® Ground and UPSĀ® Standard packages, with transit times of three or more days, and with specific origins and destinations, will require an
additional day in transit.

Method Order-by Cutoff Carrier Cutoff
UPS 3 Day Select 12/16/16 12/19/16
UPS 2nd Day Air 12/20/16 12/21/16
UPS Next Day Air 12/21/16 12/22/16
UPS 2nd Day Air (Sat Delivery) 12/21/16 12/22/16
UPS Next Day Air 12/22/16 12/23/16
No UPS pickup or delivery 12/25/16

Below are the official Whiplash order-by and corresponding carrier ship-by dates to get packages to their domestic destinations by Christmas - Dec 25th. For a detailed holiday schedule, head here.

FedEx Official Note: FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery will not deliver on Saturday, Dec. 24.

Method Order-by Cutoff Carrier Cutoff
FedEx SmartPost (certain exceptions apply) 3 12/13/16 12/14/16
FedEx Ground 2, 3 12/15/16 12/16/16
FedEx Home Delivery 3 12/15/16 12/16/16
FedEx Express Saver 12/20/16 12/21/16
FedEx 2Day 12/21/16 12/22/16
FedEx 2Day AM 12/21/16 12/22/16
FedEx Standard Overnight 12/22/16 12/23/16
FedEx Priority Overnight 12/22/16 12/23/16
FedEx First Overnight 12/22/16 12/23/16
FedEx SameDay 12/22/16 12/25/16

DHL has yet to release their 2016 holiday schedule. Check back here as they should be updating this info shortly.

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Peter Imai
18 October 2016
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