Tuesday , 25 June 2019
As you know the holiday shopping is already here. If you want your packages to be delivered by December 25th, be sure to follow the 2010 holiday shipping cut off dates. Let your customers know as well by posting these dates in your shop announcement.

USPS 2011 Holiday Shipping Deadlines – Let Your Customers Know

 

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As you know the holiday shopping  is already here.  If you want your packages to be delivered by December 25th, be sure to follow the 2011 holiday shipping  cut off dates.  Let your customers know by posting these dates in your shop announcement.

2011 USPS holiday cut off dates

The Postal Service wants to make sure that you send all of your holiday mail in time for your family and friends to receive and enjoy for the holidays.  Therefore, in order to ensure timely delivery of your cards, letters or packages, please note the shipping deadlines for the following different types of mail:

DOMESTIC MAIL DEADLINES

Domestic Mail Class Deadline
FIRST CLASS MAIL® DEC. 20
PRIORITY MAIL® DEC. 21
EXPRESS MAIL® DEC. 22 (Check your local Post Office)
PARCEL POST® DEC. 15

Following is a list of related holiday dates:

  • First night of Hanukkah (Chanukah ) – Dec. 20th at Sunset
  • Christmas Eve – Dec. 24th
  • Christmas Day – Dec. 25th
  • Kwanzaa – Dec. 26, 2011 – Jan. 1, 2012

 

OUTBOUND INTERNATIONAL MAIL  DEADLINES (SHIPPING TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY)

International Mail Addressed To: Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG)4 Express Mail International® (EMS)5 Priority Mail International™ (PMI)6 First-Class Mail International™
AFRICA DEC. 20 DEC. 10 DEC. 2 DEC. 2
ASIA/PACIFIC RIM DEC. 19 DEC. 15 DEC. 9 DEC. 9
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND DEC. 19 DEC. 15 DEC. 9 DEC. 9
CANADA DEC. 21 DEC. 16 DEC. 12 DEC. 9
CARIBBEAN DEC. 20 DEC. 15 DEC. 12 DEC. 9
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA DEC. 20 DEC. 10 DEC. 2 DEC. 2
MEXICO DEC. 21 DEC. 15 DEC. 9 DEC. 9
EUROPE DEC. 20 DEC. 15 DEC. 12 DEC. 9
MIDDLE EAST DEC. 20 DEC. 15 DEC. 12 DEC. 9

 

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Hope you have an awesome holiday season! 

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12 comments

  1. Outstanding, Tim, thank you for putting the word out! And for those who ship USPS Flat Rate, demand is up, make sure you are still stocked :)

  2. Glad to have this! thank You! I will be posting this link.

  3. Perfect timing – I just had a customer inquire about this information! thanks so much!

  4. Great information, thanks a million

  5. Thanks for the shipping dates – I’ve just posted them in my shop. Best of luck to my fellow Etsy sellers this Holiday season.

  6. Great INFO!! Thanks as always!

  7. Thanks so much! This is my first Etsy Christmas and my first Christmas in the States (originally from UK) so this was all a bit unknown! This has helped so much as searching for these deadlines via USPS was a struggle!

    Thanks so much for taking the time, really kind.

    Natalie @ Sweet Pea Sunday

  8. Thank you. That was helpful!

  9. Thanks for the reminder! I have deadlines based on these dates posted in my announcements, adjusted so I can get all the custom work done in time.

    I’ve also noted that shipping upgrades are always an option for my customers.

    Now, just hoping everybody reads the information!!!

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