Sunday, 9 July 2017

Holiday USPS Shipping Deadlines

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP)- The holidays will be here before we know it, and to prepare for the busy shopping and shipping season, the U.S. Postal Service has announced its 2016 holiday mail and shipping deadlines for domestic and international destinations.

To make sure your cards, letters and packages arrive before December 25th, USPS recommends its customers ship items early.

Domestic mail-by dates:

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>Dec. 15 - USPS Retail Ground
Ground service for less-than-urgent deliveries and oversized packages.
>Dec. 20 - First-Class Mail
Service for standard-sized, single-piece envelopes and small packages weighing up to 13 ounces with delivery in 3 business days or less.
>Dec. 21 - Priority Mail
Domestic service in 1, 2 or 3 business days based on where the package is mailed and where it's being sent, variety of flat-rate options available.
>Dec. 23 - Priority Mail Express
Fastest domestic service, guaranteed overnight scheduled delivery to most locations. Some restrictions and exceptions apply. Please note, Priority Mail Express postage refund eligibility is adjusted for shipments mailed between Dec. 22 and Dec. 25.


Complete details on mailing and shipping services can be found on usps.com.

International mail-by dates:

Visit the International Shipping page on usps.com for more information.

>Africa
Dec 20 -Global Express Guaranteed (GXG)***
Dec 08 -Priority Mail Express International (PMEI)
Dec 01 -Priority Mail International (PMI)
Dec 01 -First-Class Package International Service (FCPIS)

>Asia/Pacific Rim
Dec 20 -Global Express Guaranteed (GXG)***
Dec 15 -Priority Mail Express International (PMEI)
Dec 08 -Priority Mail International (PMI)
Dec 08 -First-Class Package International Service (FCPIS)

>Australia/New Zealand
Dec 20 -Global Express Guaranteed (GXG)***
Dec 15 -Priority Mail Express International (PMEI)
Dec 08 -Priority Mail International (PMI)
Dec 08 -First-Class Package International Service (FCPIS)

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>Canada
Dec 22 -Global Express Guaranteed (GXG)***
Dec 17 -Priority Mail Express International (PMEI)
Dec 10 -Priority Mail International (PMI)
Dec 08 -First-Class Package International Service (FCPIS)


>Caribbean
Dec 22 -Global Express Guaranteed (GXG)***
Dec 15 -Priority Mail Express International (PMEI)
Dec 10 -Priority Mail International (PMI)
Dec 08 -First-Class Package International Service (FCPIS)

>Central & South America
Dec 21 -Global Express Guaranteed (GXG)***
Dec 10 -Priority Mail Express International (PMEI)
Dec 01 -Priority Mail International (PMI)
Dec 01 -First-Class Package International Service (FCPIS)

>Mexico
Dec 21 -Global Express Guaranteed (GXG)***
Dec 15 -Priority Mail Express International (PMEI)
Dec 08 -Priority Mail International (PMI)
Dec 08 -First-Class Package International Service (FCPIS)

>Europe
Dec 21 -Global Express Guaranteed (GXG)***
Dec 15 -Priority Mail Express International (PMEI)
Dec 10 -Priority Mail International (PMI)
Dec 08 -First-Class Package International Service (FCPIS)

>Middle East
Dec 19 -Global Express Guaranteed (GXG)***
Dec 15 -Priority Mail Express International (PMEI)
Dec 10 -Priority Mail International (PMI)
Dec 08 -First-Class Package International Service (FCPIS)

Military mail-by dates:

The Postal Service is committed to ensuring those serving in our nation's armed forces and diplomatic services receive presents, care packages and cards in time for the holidays.

Complete military mailing deadlines to APO/FPO/DPO (Air/Army Post Office, Fleet Post Office and Diplomatic Post Office) destinations worldwide, as well as tips and guidelines, can be found at the USPS link attached to this article.

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