When's It Too Late to Send Holiday Packages?

The deadline for mailing Christmas presents is closer than you may think. Find out the shipping deadlines for USPS, UPS and FedEx.

With the arrival of Black Friday, the holiday shopping season officially started. If you want to mail presents to loved ones, remember there are deadlines to ensure a package reaches its destination by Christmas Eve.

Check out the deadlines and policies for U.S. Postal Service, UPS and FedEx for holiday packages:

U.S. Postal Service

Deadlines for domestic shipping:

  • Parcel post: Dec. 14
  • First-class mail: Dec. 20
  • Priority mail: Dec. 21
  • Express mail: Dec. 22


  • Chester Avenue post office: 200 Chester Ave., Moorestown

ExtrasVisit the USPS website for international shipping deadlines, plus information on mailing packages to military personnel. You can also order packaging supplies, holiday stamps and find store operating hours on the USPS website.


Deadlines for domestic shipping:

  • FedEx ground/home delivery: Dec. 17
  • FedEx express saver: Dec. 19
  • FedEx overnight: Dec. 22
  • FedEx same day: Dec. 25


  • FedEx Express Ship Center: 18 Roland Ave., Mount Laurel; 800-463-3339
  • FedEx Office Print & Ship Center: 1211 Route 73, Mount Laurel; 856-273-5959
  • FedEx Office Print & Ship Center: 4305 Dearborn Circle, Mount Laurel; 856-778-5952
  • Dropboxes: 40 E. Main St., Moorestown; 236 Route 38, Moorestown; 110 Marter Ave., Moorestown; 714 E. Main St., Moorestown

Extras: The FedEx website offers location information and ideas for packing and shipping holiday items. It also outlines a suspension of certain money-back guarantees for services from Tuesday, Dec. 18 through Monday, Dec. 24.


Deadlines for domestic shipping:

  • UPS 2nd day air: Dec. 20
  • UPS next day air: Dec. 21


  • The UPS Store, 1640 Nixon Drive, Moorestown
  • Dropboxes: 33 E. Main St., Moorestown; 300 Chester Ave., Moorestown; 212 Route 30 West, Moorestown

Extras: UPS has normal delivery service for air, international and ground packages on Dec. 24 and no pickup or delivery on Dec. 25. Visit the UPS website for details on international shipping. Click here for the complete UPS 2012 Holiday Shipping schedule.

Getting in the holiday spirit? Visit Moorestown Patch's Holiday Guide for all of the news you need.


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