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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


  • United States Postal Service: 1287 Blackwood Clementon Rd., Clementon
  • United States Postal Service: 6th Ave. and Central Ave., Glendora

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


  • PostNet: 521 Cross Keys Rd., Sicklerville
  • Shiponsite of Erial: 2903 Erial New Brooklyn Rd., Erial 
  • FedEx World Service Center: 75 Haag, Bellmawr
  • FedEx Office Print & Ship Center: 1188 Hurffville Rd., Woodbury
  • Mega Business Center: 581 Blackwood Clementon Rd., Lindenwold

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: 1134 South Black Horse Pike, Blackwood
  • PostNet: 521 Cross Keys Rd., Sicklerville
  • The UPS Store: 700 South White Horose Pike, Somerdale
  • UPS Customer Service Center: 301 East Oak Ave., Lawnside

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 Gloucester Township Patch's Holiday Guide for all of the news you need.


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