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USPS 2020 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

You may notice that some of these domestic deadlines are a bit earlier than last year‚Äôs. This is because USPS has added a couple of extra days of ‚Äúpadding‚ÄĚ for each service to account for the widespread package delays the organization is experiencing across its network.

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Domestic Packages

The United States and All US Territories

  • First-Class Mail (including First-Class Package):¬†December 18
  • Priority Mail:¬†December 19
  • Priority Mail Express:¬†December 23
  • Retail Ground (Parcel Select Ground):¬†December 15
  • Alaska to Mainland First-Class Mail: December 18
  • Alaska to Mainland Priority Mail: December 19
  • Alaska to Mainland Priority Mail Express: December 21
  • Hawaii to Mainland Priority Mail & First-Class Mail: December 15
  • Hawaii to Mainland Priority Mail Express: December 21

International Packages

Note that the cut-off dates for Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) are currently pending for all international destinations. We will provide updates as we receive them.

Africa

  • First-Class Package International:¬†November 30
  • Priority Mail International:¬†November 30
  • Priority Mail Express International:¬†December 7
  • Global Express Guaranteed:¬†Pending

Asia/Pacific Rim

  • First-Class Package International:¬†December 7
  • Priority Mail International:¬†December 7
  • Priority Mail Express International:¬†December 14
  • Global Express Guaranteed:¬†Pending

Australia/New Zealand

  • First-Class Package International:¬†December 7
  • Priority Mail International:¬†December 7
  • Priority Mail Express International:¬†December 14
  • Global Express Guaranteed:¬†Pending

Canada/Caribbean/Europe/Mexico/Middle East

  • First-Class Package International:¬†December 7
  • Priority Mail International:¬†December 7
  • Priority Mail Express International:¬†December 14
  • Global Express Guaranteed:¬†Pending

Central and South America

  • First-Class Package International:¬†November 30
  • Priority Mail International:¬†November 30
  • Priority Mail Express International:¬†December 7
  • Global Express Guaranteed:¬†Pending

Military Mail Addressed To/From (APO/FPO/DPO)

AE ZIPs 090-092

  • Retail Ground (Parcel Select Ground):¬†November 6
  • Space Available Mail:¬†November 27
  • Parcel Airlift Mail:¬†December 4
  • Priority Mail:¬†December 11
  • First-Class Mail:¬†December 11
  • Priority Mail Express Military Service:¬†December 18

AE ZIP 093

  • Retail Ground (Parcel Select Ground):¬†November 6
  • Space Available Mail:¬†November 27
  • Parcel Airlift Mail:¬†December 4
  • Priority Mail:¬†December 9
  • First-Class Mail:¬†December 9
  • Priority Mail Express Military Service:¬†N/A

AE ZIPs 094-098

  • Retail Ground (Parcel Select Ground):¬†November 6
  • Space Available Mail:¬†November 27
  • Parcel Airlift Mail:¬†December 4
  • Priority Mail:¬†December 11
  • First-Class Mail:¬†December 11
  • Priority Mail Express Military Service:¬†December 18

AA ZIP 340

  • Retail Ground (Parcel Select Ground):¬†November 6
  • Space Available Mail:¬†November 27
  • Parcel Airlift Mail:¬†December 4
  • Priority Mail:¬†December 11
  • First-Class Mail:¬†December 11
  • Priority Mail Express Military Service:¬†December 18

AP ZIPs 962-966

  • Retail Ground (Parcel Select Ground):¬†November 6
  • Space Available Mail:¬†November 27
  • Parcel Airlift Mail:¬†December 4
  • Priority Mail:¬†December 11
  • First-Class Mail:¬†December 11
  • Priority Mail Express Military Service:¬†December 18

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