Major Shipping Carrier 2022 Holiday Deadlines

It’s time to prepare for the holiday shipping rush. This year’s holiday season starts amidst higher inflation rates, labor shortages, and lingering supply chain shortages. Yet, regardless of these socio-economic issues, research firms have predicted that holiday sales will continue to increase. Visa Business and Economic Insights are predicting winter season sales to increase 6.7% year over year. And Deloitte is predicting that sales will increase by up to 6% compared to the 2021 holiday season.

All three major shipping carriers are not expecting any major delays for packaging and shipping. Yet, with continuing labor shortages and supply chain issues, consumers should try to get their packages in the mail as early as possible.

With the increase in consumer spending and ongoing logistical issues, it has become even more relevant this year to be aware of the holiday shipping cutoff dates so that you can set expectations with your customers. This expectation setting includes being transparent with customers about any other delays they can expect when shopping with you for the 2022 holiday season.

Keep the following carrier’s holiday deadlines in mind as the last possible day to ship in order for packages to arrive by Christmas, and keep in mind that shipping delays could add a few days to these cutoff dates. With Christmas falling on a Sunday, overnight and expedited shipping options may be more popular this year. And remember, the earlier your customers shop, the earlier they can expect their packages to arrive.

Major Shipping Carrier Holiday Cutoff Dates

Last ship-by dates for packages to arrive by Christmas

USPS Retail GroundSaturday, December 17th, 2022
First Class Mail ServiceSaturday, December 17th, 2022
USPS Priority MailMonday, December 19th, 2022
USPS Priority Mail ExpressFriday, December 23rd, 2022
FedEx GroundWednesday, December 14th, 2022
FedEx Ground EconomyThursday, December 8th, 2022
FedEx Home DeliveryThursday, December 8th, 2022
FedEx Express SaverTuesday, December 20th, 2022
FedEx 2Day ServiceWednesday, December 21st, 2022
FedEx Same DayFriday, December 23rd, 2022
UPS GroundCheck for details
UPS 3 Day SelectMonday, December 19th, 2022
UPS 2nd Day AirWednesday, December 21st, 2022
UPS Next Day AirThursday, December 22nd, 2022

How Pratt makes Holiday shipping more enjoyable

The holiday season is a make-or-break time for many businesses. Getting one’s product to stand out amongst a sea of its competitors can be a difficult challenge. Nevertheless, custom packaging can be an effective way to ensure your products shine.

Custom packaging gives your business a unique opportunity to market your brand, inform customers about the benefits of your product, and most importantly, boost sales.

At Pratt, we are dedicated to fulfilling your business needs through custom packaging solutions. We believe that customer experience is the number one priority and ensure that you and your business get the most out of it by offering the fastest in-industry lead times and direct-from-manufacturer pricing.

It’s not too late to create custom packaging for the holiday season! Learn more today!

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