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Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2022: December Cutoff Dates (Last Day to Ship) for USPS, FedEx, UPS, & Ohi

Note: This is a live resource, and the table below will be updated as new information is released.

While the holiday shopping season is unequivocally exciting for many merchants because of the outsized revenue they realize in a short period of time, the spike in orders can strain both merchants and their logistics partners. Therefore, it’s imperative that brands plan their holiday fulfillment and shipping strategy ahead of the holidays to avoid costly supply chain disruptions and shipping delays. 

To help e-commerce merchants map out their holiday shipping strategy ahead of the peak season, we’ve put together a live guide highlighting the “last day to ship” for major fulfillment/delivery providers for delivery before December 25, 2022. 

Holiday shipping deadlines for Christmas 2022

Here are the last days to ship for on-time delivery by Christmas for USPS, UPS, FedEx, and Ohi’s instant delivery platform. These are for U.S. to U.S. shipping only.

Note: We’ve also included 2021’s cutoffs for reference, as it will be interesting to see how the cutoffs change this year.

Service
2022 Last Day to Ship
2021 Last Day to Ship
FedEx
FedEx Ground®
Dec 14, 2022
Dec 15, 2021
FedEx Ground Economy
Dec 8, 2022
Dec 9, 2021
FedEx Same Day
Dec 23, 2022
Dec 24, 2021
FedEx Express Saver®
Dec 20, 2022
Dec 21, 2021
Home Delivery®
Dec 14, 2022
Dec 15, 2021
2Day® Services
Dec 21, 2022
Dec 22, 2021
USPS
Retail Ground®
Dec 15, 2022
Dec 15, 2021
First Class Mail®
Dec 17, 2022
Dec 17, 2021
Priority Mail®
Dec 19, 2022
Dec 18, 2021
Priority Mail Express®
Dec 23, 2022
Dec 23, 2021
UPS
UPS Ground®
Check ups.com/ctc for details.
Check ups.com/ctc for details.
3 Day Select®
Dec 20, 2022
Dec 21, 2021
UPS 2nd Day Air® services
Dec 21, 2022
Dec 22, 2021
UPS Next Day Air® services
Dec 22, 2022
Dec 23, 2021
Ohi: Instant Delivery Platform
Two-Hour (Rush)
12pm local time, Dec 24, 2022
12pm local time, Dec 24, 2021
Same Day
12pm local time, Dec 24, 2022
12pm local time, Dec 24, 2021
Next Day
Dec 23, 2022
Dec 23, 2021

Sources

FedEx – Shipping Deadlines for Holiday Packages (2022)

FedEx – Shipping Deadlines for Holiday Packages (2021)

USPS – 2022 Holiday Mailing Deadlines

USPS – Holiday Shipping Deadlines (2021)

UPS – 2021 Year-End Holiday Schedule

UPS – 2022 Year-End Holiday Schedule


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