Festival season is around the corner, and it is crucial for you to find the holiday shipping cut-off dates of your preferred couriers to optimize your shipping workflow and easily handle an increased volume of orders.

USPS has published its 2021 holiday cut-off dates to help retailers deliver orders into their customer’s hands in time during the holidays. So, mark your calendar with these cut-off dates below to ensure timely delivery of the customer packages.

2021 Holiday Shipping Dates for Contiguous U.S. (Lower 48 States)

Domestic Mail Class/Product

Date (Excluding Alaska & Hawaii)

USPS Retail Ground Service

Dec 15

First-Class Mail Service

Dec 17

Priority Mail Service

Dec 18

Priority Mail Express Service

Dec 23

2021 Holiday Shipping Dates for Alaska & Hawaii


Location

First-Class Mail Service

Priority Mail Service

Priority Mail Express Service

USPS Retail Ground Service

Alaska

Dec 18

Dec 18

Dec 21

Dec 2

Hawaii

Dec 17

Dec 17

Dec 21

N/A

2021 Holiday Shipping Dates for International Mail


Destination

First-Class Package International

Priority Mail International Service

Priority Mail Express International

Global Express Guaranteed Service

Africa

Nov 29

Nov 29

Dec 6

Dec 20

Asia/Pacific Rim

Dec 6

Dec 6

Dec 13

Dec 20

Australia/New Zealand

Dec 6

Dec 6

Dec 13

Dec 20

Canada

Dec 6

Dec 6

Dec 13

Dec 22

Caribbean

Dec 6

Dec 6

Dec 13

Dec 21

Central & South America

Nov 29

Nov 29

Dec 6

Dec 20

Europe

Dec 6

Dec 6

Dec 13

Dec 21

Mexico

Dec 6

Dec 6

Dec 13

Dec 22

Middle East

Dec 6

Dec 6

Dec 13

Dec 20

2021 Holiday Shipping Dates for Military Mail


Addressed to

USPS Retail Ground Service

First-Class Mail Service

Priority Mail Service

Priority Mail Express Military Service

APO/FPO/DPO/ AE ZIPs 090-092


Nov 6


Dec 9


Dec 9


Dec 16

APO/FPO/DPO/ AE ZIPs 093

Nov 6

Dec 9

Dec 9

N/A

APO/FPO/DPO/ AE ZIPs 094-099

Nov 6

Dec 9

Dec 9

Dec 16

APO/FPO/DPO/ AE ZIPs 340

Nov 6

Dec 9

Dec 9

Dec 16

APO/FPO/DPO/ AE ZIPs 962-966


Nov 6


Dec 9


Dec 9


Dec 16

It is crucial to have a clear understanding of your normal order fulfillment time and keep a healthy buffer at hand in order to meet the delivery promises for your customers. Additionally, set appropriate delivery expectations for your customers as soon as possible as late deliveries can really upset them, especially during the festive season.

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