Get Your Packages Mailed!


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Get Your Packages Mailed!

You’ve waited as late as you safely can.  It’s time to get your presents wrapped, packed up, boxed and to the shipper of your choice, because the deadlines are rapidly approaching.

Kim Krebs with United Parcel Service Headquarters in Atlanta provides you with the following guide:

Monday, Dec. 17

UPS pickup and delivery service. UPS 2nd Day Air

packages picked up today will be scheduled for delivery

on Thursday, Dec. 20. UPS 3 Day Select packages picked

up today will be scheduled for delivery on Friday, Dec. 21.

Tuesday, Dec. 18

UPS pickup and delivery service. UPS 2nd Day Air

packages picked up today will be scheduled for delivery

on Friday, Dec. 21. UPS 3 Day Select packages picked up

today will be scheduled for delivery on Monday, Dec. 24.

Wednesday, Dec. 19

UPS pickup and delivery service. UPS 2nd Day Air packages

picked up today will be scheduled for delivery on Monday,

Dec. 24.

Thursday, Dec. 20

UPS pickup and delivery service. This is the last day

to ship UPS 2nd Day Air packages for delivery on

Monday, Dec. 24. UPS 2nd Day Air service may also

be available for delivery on Saturday, Dec. 22. These

packages must be processed and labeled for Saturday

Delivery, which is not available to all ZIP codes. All

UPS Next Day Air packages picked up today will be

delivered on Friday, Dec. 21.

Friday, Dec. 21

UPS pickup and delivery service. This is the last day

to ship UPS Next Day Air packages for delivery on

Monday, Dec. 24. UPS Next Day Air service may also

be available for delivery on Saturday, Dec. 22. These

packages must be processed and labeled for Saturday

Delivery, which is not available to all ZIP codes.

Saturday, Dec. 22

Delivery of UPS Worldwide Express, UPS Next Day Air

and UPS 2nd Day Air packages processed and labeled

for Saturday Delivery.

Pickup service available for UPS Air and international

Air packages* for regular Saturday pickup customers.

UPS On-Call Pickup service is available to all customers

for UPS Air and international Air packages. Pickup and

delivery of UPS Ground on Saturday** packages will

be available in many metro area ZIP codes.

Sunday, Dec. 23

No UPS pickup or delivery service. UPS Express Critical

service is available.

Monday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve

UPS delivery service. Pickup service available only for Air

and international Air* packages if prearranged by Thursday,

Dec. 20. UPS On-Call Pickup service and UPS Drop Boxes are

available for Air and international Air packages.

Tuesday, Dec. 25, Christmas (UPS Holiday)

No UPS pickup or delivery service. UPS Express Critical

service is available.

To ensure that your present arrives in the shape you intended, Krebs has a suggestion.  “I always recommend going to UPS.com/holidays to check out our ‘Pack Like A Pro’ guidelines,” she advises.

From your neighborhood post office, these are the deadlines for USPS.

2018 Holiday Shipping Dates for Contiguous U.S.

Recommended send-by dates for expected delivery before December 251

Domestic Mail Class/Product

Date (excluding Alaska & Hawaii)

First-Class Mail Service®

Dec. 20

Priority Mail Service®

Dec. 20

Priority Mail Express® Service2

Dec. 22


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