USPS Releases Shipping Deadlines For The Holiday Season In Harlem And Beyond

October 13, 2023

With the holiday season quickly approaching, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has officially released its deadlines for consumers mailing or shipping gifts this holiday season

To ensure your gifts make it to their recipients by Christmas Day, be sure to stick to the following schedule: 

Air/Army Post Office (APO), Fleet Post Office (FPO), Diplomatic Post Office (DPO)

  • USPS Ground Advantage: November 6
  • First-Class Mail: December 9
  • Priority Mail: December 9
  • Priority Mail Express Military Service: December 15

Within the Lower 48 States (Excluding Hawaii and Alaska)

  • USPS Ground Advantage: December 16
  • First-Class Mail (including greeting cards): December 16
  • Priority Mail: December 18
  • Priority Mail Express: December 20

International Packages

There are six different methods for shipping packages internationally with the USPS: Global Express Guaranteed, Priority Mail Express International, Priority Mail International, First-Class Package International Service, First-Class Mail International, and Airmail M-Bags. 

The specific deadlines for each of these options is likely to vary based on the package’s final destination. More information on shipping internationally during the holiday season can be found here


No added fees this holiday season

When it comes time to ship things this holiday season, the USPS has said that there won’t be any extra charge, fees, or surge pricing. Consumers can expect to see the same prices around the holidays as they do any other day of the year. 

That includes no extra fees for Saturday deliveries, residential area deliveries, no volume minimums, and no fuel surcharges on any holiday shipping transactions. 

The USPS website also makes the shipping process easier – especially around the holidays. With Click-N-Ship, the USPS’ online platform, consumers can schedule package pickup or order shipping labels and Priority Mail packaging writes Consumer Affairs


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