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Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2023

Holiday shipping deadlines are the last possible date a package can be shipped with a carrier and arrive at its destination in time for the holidays. This year, December 25th is a Monday, which means Last-Minute shoppers will rely on Saturday delivery. 2-day and next-day services will require you to pay extra for the specified Saturday delivery option for the carriers.

USPS® Holiday Shipping Deadlines in the US

USPS has announced that there will be no surcharges this holiday season.

  • USPS Ground Advantage™: Saturday, December 16, 2023
  • First-Class® Mail: Saturday, December 16, 2023
  • Priority Mail®: Monday, December 18, 2023 (Alaska), Saturday, December 16, 2023 (Hawaii)
  • Priority Mail Express®: Wednesday, December 20, 2023

UPS® Holiday Shipping Deadlines in the US

  • UPS 3 Day Select®: Tuesday, December 19, 2023
  • UPS 2nd Day Air® services: Wednesday, December 20, 2023 or Thursday, December 21, 2023 with Saturday Delivery options
  • UPS® Ground: Check for details
  • UPS® Ground Saver: Check for details
  • UPS Next Day Air® services: Thursday, December 21, 2023, or Friday, December 22, 2023 with Saturday Delivery options

FedEx Holiday Shipping Deadlines in the US

  • FedEx Ground Economy: Wednesday, December 13, 2023
  • FedEx GroundⓇ:  Visit FedEx’s website for more information about shipping deadlines for FedEx Ground® 
  • FedEx Home Delivery: Visit FedEx’s website for more information about shipping deadlines for FedEx Ground® 
  • FedEx Express Saver: Tuesday, December 19, 2023
  • 2Day & 2Day AM: Wednesday, December 20, 2023
  • FedEx SameDay: Friday, December 22, 2023

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Keep in mind that Postal workers and delivery drivers also take some well-deserved time off. Carrier holidays are days where the majority of carrier services are suspended. Holidays for each service can be found below for the 2023 holiday season. 

USPS shipping holidays 2023

  • Thanksgiving Day: November 23, 2023 
  • Christmas Day: Monday 25, 2023 

UPS shipping holidays 2023*

  • Thanksgiving Day: November 23, 2023 
  • Christmas Eve: December 24, 2023*
  • Christmas Day: December 25, 2023

*Some of The UPS Store® locations may have modified business hours. Check with specific stores for specific hours of operation.

FedEx shipping holidays 2023

  • FedEx shipping holidays vary by service and by date. Check out FedEx’s website for a complete list of FedEx shipping holidays.

DesktopShipper is the Gift that Keeps Giving

Save money this holiday with big discounts on shipping. All those who ship with DesktopShipper have access to up to 84% off USPS retail prices and up to 82% off on UPS® services*.

*Discounts off UPS daily rates. Rates are limited to shipping from the U.S. only. Rates and any applicable discounts are subject to change at any time without notice.

Unwrap other DesktopShipper Features this Holiday Season

  • Efficient Order Processing: DesktopShipper integrates seamlessly with your e-commerce platform, allowing you to import, filter, tag and print label orders with a few clicks. 

  • Automate Shipping Rules: Customize shipping rules based on your business. Depending on destination, weight, or order value, DesktopShipper applies the rest to get your orders out the door!

  • Rate Shopping: Compare shipping rates across carriers to find the most cost-effective options for your packages, ensuring you save money on each shipment. Save an average of $3.50 per shipment with rate shopping with DesktopShipper. No need to choose a single carrier; DesktopShipper supports multiple carriers, including USPS, UPS, FedEx, and more. You can select the best shipping option for each package based on cost and delivery time.

  • Batch Processing: DesktopShipper allows you to process multiple orders in a batch. Ship up to 1000 orders at a time. Get all your orders out in time for the holidays. 

This holiday season, make your gift-giving and e-commerce shipping hassle-free. 

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