2022 Holiday Shipping Guide by Carrier
Keep your customers informed and happy with timely holiday delivery using our carrier cutoff recommendations below.
Navigating the holiday shipping stratosphere as an eCommerce store owner is a daunting task. Higher volumes of online shoppers coupled with supply chain delays and labor shortages create the perfect storm for delays,making it harder to maintain satisfied and happy customers with timely deliveries.
While a lot is out of your hands, you can do a few things to offset:
- Nudge or incentivize customers to get ahead of the "mad scramble" and make purchases earlier in the season.
- Give customers the option to select their shipping speed at checkout.
- Be aware of shipping cutoffs by carrier and communicate them to your audience.
We can help with that last point.
We've done the research (so you don't have to) and compiled our Nice recommended holiday shipping deadlines based on carrier cutoffs that account for extra delays.
Scroll to see FedEx, UPS, and USPS deadlines below, plus, a useful visual to help keep track of it all.
Click here for FedEx's full list of Domestic and International shipping deadlines
Our FedEx Recommendations:
- FedEx Ground | Ship by December 14th, 2022
- FedEx Home Delivery- Ship by December 14th, 2022
- FedEx Express Saver- Ship by December 19th, 2022
- FedEx 2day Service- Ship by December 20th, 2022
- FedEx Overnight Service- Ship by December 22nd, 2022
Click here for UPS's full list of Domestic and International shipping deadlines
Our UPS Recommendations:
- UPS Ground- Ship by December 14th, 2022
- UPS 3Day Select- Ship by December 19th, 2022
- UPS 2Day Air- Ship by December 20th, 2022
- UPS Next Day- Ship by December 22nd, 2022
Click here for USPS's full list of Domestic and International shipping deadlines
Our USPS Recommendations:
- USPS Media Mail- Ship by December 14th, 2022
- USPS First Class Mail- Ship by December 16th, 2022
- USPS Priority Mail- Ship by December 17th, 2022
- USPS Priority Mail Express- Ship by December 20th, 2022
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