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It’s getting close to crunch time for small parcel shippers. With the holidays coming, we’re nearing the point where your customers will continue to want faster and faster shipping options until there’s no time left.

Your goal, of course, is to provide the delivery speed they want. But in the end, it’s up to the carriers to perform.

To help, we’ve linked below to the holiday cut-off dates published by FedEx, UPS, and USPS. Our suggestion is you use these dates to help set proper expectations with your customers about delivery times and costs during this important time of year.

Here you’ll find the last day small parcel shippers can send packages and still make holiday delivery for all the various service levels.

UPS: https://www.ups.com/assets/resources/webcontent/en_US/2022-year-end-holiday-schedule.pdf

FedEx: https://www.fedex.com/content/dam/fedex/us-united-states/services/FedEx-Holiday-Schedule-Peak.pdf

USPS: https://www.usps.com/holiday/holiday-shipping-dates.htm

(And, while you’re at it, don’t forget to consider the additional shipping costs that are at play right now. You are factoring them into your shipping fees, right? Click to Read Peak Chaos: Understanding Peak Demand Surcharges From FedEx® and UPS®)

 

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