FYI - 2023 Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Just a reminder of dates for those FBM orders

USPS 2023 Deadlines
To ensure your mail or packages are delivered by December 25th, USPS recommends the following mailing and shipping deadlines within the lower 48 states:
December 16 – USPS Ground Advantage™ Service
December 16 – First-Class Mail® Service (including greeting cards)
December 18 – Priority Mail® Service
December 20 – Priority Mail Express® Service
Click below for a full list of recommended shipping and mailing deadlines, including for Alaska, Hawaii, APO, FPO, DPO, and international addresses.
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2023 Holiday Season Recommended Last Days to Ship For Dec. 23 Delivery U.S. DOMESTIC SHIPPING

  • UPS® Ground shipping: Check for details
  • UPS 3 Day Select®: Dec. 19
  • UPS 2nd Day Air® services: Dec. 20 (Dec. 21 with Saturday Delivery options)
  • UPS Next Day Air® services: Dec. 21 (Dec. 22 with Saturday Delivery options)

FedEx 2023 Deadlines
2023 shipping deadlines for holiday packages
See the last day to ship so your packages are scheduled to arrive on or before Sunday, December 24. For more helpful resources, explore our holiday page at FedEx | System Down.

  • FedEx Ground Economy - Wed Dec 13
  • FedEx Express® 3Day Freight - Tue. Dec 19
  • FedEx Express Saver - Tue. Dec 19
  • 2Day * & 2Day AM - Wed. Dec 20
  • FedEx Express® 2Day Freight - Wed. Dec 20
  • FedEx Ground ONE-DAY - Thurs Dec 21
  • FedEx Express® 1Day Freight - Thu. Dec 21
  • FO *, PO *, SO, Extra Hours - Thu. Dec 21 (Fri. Dec. 22 with Sat. delivery selected)
  • FedEx SameDay - Fri. Dec. 22
  • FedEx Home Delivery ONE-DAY - Fri Dec 22

Pinned, added tag, added UPS dates to OP.

Thank you for this @Lost_My_Marbles! :christmas_tree:

ETA: Added FedEx dates to OP.

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Ahh the immortal question. Do I turn off my listings to stop selling ornaments knowing they won’t get there by Christmas? Or do I leave them on and continue to sell, inevitably to get an angry customer complaining, even though the ETA is well past Christmas?

If your shipping settings reflect Estimated Delivery Dates that are accurate to the customers, then we would continue to sell. Sometimes people order late and know it. If you are using Amazon Buy Shipping, then you are covered for INR delivery issues and late deliveries that are past the Estimated Delivery Date.

It is your call but we do not experience customers who are upset when they order close to Christmas.

@Default_Username I agree with @Lost_My_Marbles: leave 'em up! I have knowingly bought “late” arrival holiday decor in the past, because either I

  • saw something and don’t want to forget it for next year,
  • know that it will arrive while my Christmas stuff is still on display (Epiphany/Old Christmas/the 12th Day is January 6, people!) or before it’s stored, OR
  • have a post-25th but still Christmas event that I’m buying for specifically.

Yeah, you’ll get some complaints, but meh–that’s Amazon. :woman_shrugging:

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