Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2017


Get your gift shopping in time for the holidays! Listed dates are below.

Please note that the shipping costs shown in the listings are for 1st Class Mail (domestic and international) and domestic Priority Mail. If you wish to have your items upgraded to faster shipping, let me know via convo prior to purchase so I can create a custom listing/invoice for you. Thanks!

::Domestic (United States)::
Retail Ground—Dec. 14th
First Class Mail—Dec. 19th
Priority Mail—Dec. 20th
Priority Mail Express*—Dec. 22nd

::Alaska::
First Class Mail—Dec. 20th
Priority Mail—Dec. 20th
Priority Mail Express*—Dec. 21st

::Hawaii::
First Class Mail—Dec. 15th
Priority Mail—Dec. 15th
Priority Mail Express*—Dec. 20th

*Actual delivery date may vary and is based on origin, destination, Post Office™ acceptance time, and other conditions. Back to legal disclaimer 1

*For Priority Mail Express shipments mailed December 22 through December25th, the money-back guarantee applies only if the shipment was not delivered or delivery was not attempted with 2 business days.

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::International Mail::
First Class Mail:
-Africa, Central/South America—Nov. 30th
-Asia/Pac. Rim, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, Middle East—Dec. 7th

Priority Mail:
-Africa, Central/South America—Nov. 30th
-Asia/Pac. Rim, Australia/New Zealand, Mexico—Dec. 7th
-Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Middle East—Dec. 9th

Priority Mail Express:
-Africa—Dec. 7th
-Central/South America—Dec. 9th
-Asia/Pac. Rim, Australia/New Zealand, Mexico, Europe, Caribbean, Middle East—Dec. 14th
-Canada—Dec. 16th

Global Express Guaranteed*:
-Middle East—Dec. 18th
-Asia/Pac. Rim, Australia/New Zealand, Africa—Dec. 19th
-Central/South America, Mexico, Europe—Dec. 20th
-Canada, Caribbean—Dec. 21st

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Military AFO/FPO/DPO AE ZIPs 090-092 Mail-by Dates for Expected Delivery by December 25
• Nov. 6—Retail Ground
• Nov. 27—Space Available Mail (SAM)6
• Dec. 4—Parcel Air Lift Mail (PAL)5
• Dec. 11—First-Class Mail®, Priority Mail®
• Dec. 16—Priority Mail Express Military® Service (PMEMS)4

Military AFO/FPO/DPO AE ZIPs 093 Mail-by Dates for Expected Delivery by December 25
• Nov. 6–Retail Ground
• Nov. 27–Space Available Mail (SAM)6
• Dec. 4–Parcel Air Lift Mail (PAL)5, Priority Mail®, First Class Mail®

Military AFO/FPO AE ZIPs 094-098 Mail-by Dates for Expected Delivery by December 25
• Nov. 6–Retail Ground
• Nov. 27–Space Available Mail (SAM)6
• Dec. 4–Parcel Air Lift (PAL)5
• Dec. 11–First-Class Mail®, Priority Mail®
• Dec. 16–Priority Mail Express Military® Service (PMEMS)4

Military AFO/FPO/DPO AA ZIP 340 Mail-by Dates for Expected Delivery by December 25
• Nov. 6–Retail Ground
• Nov. 27–Space Available Mail (SAM)6
• Dec. 4–Parcel Air Lift (PAL)5
• Dec. 11–First-Class Mail®, Priority Mail®
• Dec. 16–Priority Mail Express Military® Service (PMEMS)3

Military AFO/FPO/DPO AP ZIPs 962-966 Mail-by Dates for Expected Delivery by December 25
• Nov. 6–Retail Ground
• Nov. 27–Space Available Mail (SAM)1
• Dec. 4–Parcel Air Lift (PAL)2
• Dec. 11–First-Class Mail®, Priority Mail®
• Dec. 16–Priority Mail Express Military® Service (PMEMS)4

4. PMEMS is available to selected military/diplomatic Post Offices™. Check with your local Post Office to determine if this service is available to an APO/FPO/DPO address. 

5. PAL is a service that provides air transportation for parcels on a space-available basis. It is available for USPS Retail Ground, Package Services, and Parcel Select® items not exceeding 30 lbs in weight or 60" in length and girth combined. The applicable PAL fee must be paid in addition to the regular surface price for each addressed piece sent by PAL service.
6. SAM parcels are paid at USPS Retail Ground prices with maximum weight and size limits of 15 lbs and 60" in length and girth combined. SAM parcels are first transported domestically by surface and then to overseas destinations by air on a space-available basis.

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For further details and for cut-off dates for military addresses, please visit USPS's page.