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Christmas Shipping Deadlines Approaching

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Shipping deadlines are fast approaching if you want to guarantee your packages, letter and cards are delivered before Christmas. Shipping deadlines are fast approaching if you want to guarantee your packages, letter and cards are delivered before Christmas.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Shipping deadlines are fast approaching if you want to guarantee your packages, letter and cards are delivered before Christmas.

FedEx Deadlines

  • Dec. 12 SmartPost
  • Dec. 17 Home Delivery, Ground
  • Dec. 19 Express Saver
  • Dec. 21 2Day, 2Day A.M.
  • Dec. 23 Standard Overnight, Priority Overnight, First Overnight
  • Dec. 25 SameDay

Get more information from FedEx here. 

UPS Deadlines

  • Dec. 21 2nd Day Air
  • Dec. 23 Next Day Air

Get more information from UPS here.

USPS Deadlines

  • Dec. 14 Standard Post
  • Dec. 14 Priority Mail Express International
  • Dec. 16 Global Express Guaranteed
  • Dec. 17 Priority Mail Express Military Service
  • Dec. 20 First-Class Mail
  • Dec. 21 Priority Mail
  • Dec. 23 Priority Mail Express

Follow these simple tips to make mailing and shipping with the USPS easier this season:

  • Confirm addresses. Print addresses clearly and in all CAPS and be sure to include all address elements — apartment numbers, suite numbers and directional information for streets. For example: 123 S Main St. or 12456 Elm St. N. Include both “to” and “from” information on packages — and only on one side. Never guess a ZIP Code. Visit usps.com to find all ZIP codes.
  • Choose the Right Box. Select a box that is strong enough to protect the contents. Leave space for cushioning inside. Do not reuse mailing boxes — they weaken in the shipping process.
  • Customers can purchase ReadyPost boxes at a local Post Office or at the Postal Store on usps.com. Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express boxes, envelopes and tubes are free.
  • Pack Delicately. Cushion contents with shredded or rolled newspaper, bubble wrap or foam peanuts. Plain air-popped popcorn also is good for cushioning — it’s inexpensive and environmentally friendly. Pack contents tightly to avoid shifting during transit. Use pressure-sensitive tape, nylon-reinforced craft paper tape or glass-reinforced pressure-sensitive tape for shipping. Do not use wrapping paper, string, masking tape, duct tape or cellophane tape.

The Postal Service says 15 billion pieces of mail are expected to be delivered this holiday season.

Get more information from the USPS here.
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