2016 USPS Shipping Deadlines
Just a quick post to share USPS shipping deadlines for the 2016 Holiday Season.
Mail-by Dates — Domestic Services
- Dec. 15 – USPS Retail Ground
Ground service for less-than-urgent deliveries and oversized packages.
- Dec. 20 – First-Class Mail
Service for standard-sized, single-piece envelopes and small packages weighing up to 13 ounces with delivery in 3 business days or less.
- Dec. 21 – Priority Mail
Domestic service in 1, 2 or 3 business days based on where the package is mailed and where it’s being sent, variety of flat-rate options.
- Dec. 23 – Priority Mail Express
Fastest domestic service, guaranteed overnight scheduled delivery to most locations. Some restrictions and exceptions apply. Please note, Priority Mail Express postage refund eligibility is adjusted for shipments mailed between Dec. 22 and Dec. 25.
I ship First Class, but if you miss the December 20th deadline and still want your package to arrive by December 25, please let me know and I'll adjust shipping price for Priority.
For international shipments December 8th is the common final date for First Class International.