USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines

The most wonderful time of the year can also be the most chaotic time of the year for e-commerce businesses hoping for the gift of a successful holiday season. One way to keep customers happy during this busy season is to have a firm grasp on holiday shipping deadlines. Make sure your customers are well aware of your holiday shipping deadlines so they don’t wait until it’s too late to order those holiday gifts.

With this in mind, here are the United States Postal Service 2020 holiday shipping deadlines.

Domestic Holiday Mail-By Deadlines

Domestic Mail ServicesMail-By Date
First-Class MailDec 18
Priority MailDec 19
Priority Mail ExpressDec 23

Alaska and Hawaii Holiday Mail-By Deadlines

Addressed ToFirst-Class MailPriority MailPriority Mail Express
AlaskaDec 18Dec 19Dec 21
HawaiiDec 19Dec 19Dec 21

Military Address (APO/FPO/DPO) Holiday Mail-By Deadlines

Addressed To/FromFirst-Class MailPriority MailPriority Mail Express
AE ZIPs 090-092Dec 11Dec 11Dec 18
AE ZIP 093Dec 9Dec 9N/A
AE ZIPs 094-098Dec 11Dec 11Dec 18
AA ZIP 340Dec 11Dec 11Dec 18
AP Zips 962-966Dec 11Dec 11Dec 18

International Holiday Mail-By Deadlines

Addressed ToFirst-Class Intl.Priority Mail Intl.Priority Mail Express Intl.
AfricaNov 30Nov 30Dec 7
Asia/Pacific RimDec 7Dec 7Dec 14
Australia/New ZealandDec 7Dec 7Dec 14
CanadaDec 7Dec 7Dec 16
CaribbeanDec 7Dec 7Dec 14
Central & South AmericaNov 30Nov 30Dec 7
MexicoDec 7Dec 7Dec 14
EuropeDec 7Dec 9Dec 14
Middle EastDec 7Dec 9Dec 14

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