New deadlines for bank holiday delivery

If you’re shipping gifts for the holiday from New Jersey this year, time is already running out to make sure they get there on time.

The three largest parcel services have brought forward their shipping dates for 2022 because Christmas falls on a Sunday this year.

In general, the sooner the better, but you have a little over two weeks to decide on the cheapest shipping options. All three major carriers have more expensive “rush delivery” options.

Below are the US Postal Service, FedEx, and UPS shipping deadlines for packages arriving in the United States before December 25th.

These times apply to shipping to the continental United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii. If you are shipping internationally, check the web links provided for an estimate.
US Postal Service

  • Retail Grounds: Saturday 17 December
  • First Class Mail: Saturday 17 December
  • Priority Mail: Monday 19 December
  • Priority Mail Express: Friday 23 December

Link to USPS shipping site

Note: The USPS says these are suggested dates for “expected delivery” before December 25th.
Federal Express

  • FedEx Home Delivery, FedEx Ground: Wednesday 14 December
  • FedEx Express Saver, FedEx 3Day Freight: Tuesday 20 December
  • FedEx 2Day: Wednesday 21 December
  • FedEx 1 Day Freight, FedEx Extra Hours: Thursday 22 December
  • FedEx SameDay: Friday 23 December

Link to FedEx shipping website

UPS recommends checking the website for country delivery details. Also note that UPS has adjusted many of its delivery times and has suspended its guaranteed delivery service until further notice.

  • 3-day selection: Tuesday 20 December
  • Day 2 Air: Wednesday, December 21st
  • Next Day Air: Thursday 22 December

Eric Scott is Senior Political Director and Moderator for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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