Thursday, November 5, 2015

2015 UK and US Holiday Shipping Deadlines

It’s that time of year! The holiday season makes or breaks the entire year for many etail sellers. Quick, on time deliveries are no longer optional, but absolutely necessary in order to thrive. The big three U.S. shippers recently released their shipping deadlines for delivery by December 25th. Be sure to mark these dates for domestic services on your dashboard calendars, sellers!

  • December 15: Standard post
  • December 19: First Class Mail
  • December 21: Priority Mail
  • December 23: Priority Mail Express

  • December 18: 3 day select
  • December 22: 2nd Day Air
  • December 23: Next Day Air

  • December 14: SmartPost
  • December 16: Home Delivery, Ground
  • December 21: Express Saver
  • December 22: 2Day, 2Day AM
  • December 23: First Overnight, Priority Overnight, Standard Overnight
  • December 25: SameDay

For sellers across the pond, RoyalMail recommends the following ship by dates for service within the UK:

UK Non-Contract
  • December 19: 2nd Class and Signed For 2nd Class
  • December 21: 1st Class and Signed For 1st Class
  • December 23: Special Delivery Guaranteed

UK Business Contract
  • December 17: Economy- Business Mail, and Advertising Mail
  • December 19: 2nd Class- Business Mail, Advertising Mail, Publishing Mail, and Royal Mail 48
  • December 21: Tracked 48, Tracked 48 Returns 48, 24 with/without sorting options. 1st Class- Business Mail, Advertising Mail, Publishing Mail
  • December 22: Tracked 24, Tracked Returns 24, and Publishing Mail Premium (posted by 1:00 PM)
  • December 23: Special Delivery Guaranteed

Barbara Anderson
Marketing Coordinator

UPS- Year End Holiday Schedule
Federal Express- Holiday Shipping 2015 Last Days to Ship
Royal Mail- Latest Recommended Posting Dates for Christmas 2015