When's It Too Late to Send Holiday Packages?

The deadline for mailing Christmas presents is closer than you may think. Find out the shipping deadlines for USPS, UPS and FedEx.

With the arrival of Black Friday, the holiday shopping season officially started. If you want to mail presents to loved ones, remember there are deadlines to ensure a package reaches its destination by Christmas Eve.

Check out the deadlines and policies for U.S. Postal Service, UPS and FedEx for holiday packages:

U.S. Postal Service

Deadlines for domestic shipping:

  • Parcel post: Dec. 14
  • First-class mail: Dec. 20
  • Priority mail: Dec. 21
  • Express mail: Dec. 22


  • Collingswood post office: 970 Haddon Ave., Collingswood

ExtrasVisit the USPS website for international shipping deadlines, plus information on mailing packages to military personnel. You can also order packaging supplies, holiday stamps and find store operating hours on the USPS website.


Deadlines for domestic shipping:

  • FedEx ground/home delivery: Dec. 17
  • FedEx express saver: Dec. 19
  • FedEx overnight: Dec. 22
  • FedEx same day: Dec. 25


  • FedEx World Service Center: 75 Haag Ave., Bellmawr
  • Express It: 413 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Haddon Township
  • FedEx Office Print & Ship Center: 1160 Marlton Pike East (Route 70), Cherry Hill 
  • Dropboxes: 900 Haddon Ave., Collingswood; 700 Haddon Ave., Collingswood; 216 Haddon Ave., Westmont 

Extras: The FedEx website offers location information and ideas for packing and shipping holiday items. It also outlines a suspension of certain money-back guarantees for services from Tuesday, Dec. 18 through Monday, Dec. 24.


Deadlines for domestic shipping:

  • UPS 2nd day air: Dec. 20
  • UPS next day air: Dec. 21


  • UPS Store: 926 Haddonfield Rd. #E, Cherry Hill 
  • UPS Store: 230 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield
  • Dropboxes: 1150 Haddon Ave., Collingswood; 900 Haddon Ave., Collingswood; 6981 N. Park Dr., Pennsauken; 235 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn

Extras: UPS has normal delivery service for air, international and ground packages on Dec. 24 and no pickup or delivery on Dec. 25. Visit the UPS website for details on international shipping. Click here for the complete UPS 2012 Holiday Shipping schedule.

Getting in the holiday spirit? Visit Collingswood Patch's Holiday Guide for all of the news you need.


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