Bellhop Logistics: Holiday Shipping Deadlines, are you in the know?
The holidays are just around the corner and if you are planning to send gifts to your loved ones, it might be a great idea to get started...like yesterday.
Due to COVID-19, holiday shipping is top of mind for retailers and families across the country.
What are the carriers saying?
"We are warmed up for what we’re calling the ship-a-thon,” said Brie Carere, chief marketing and communications officer at FedEx. “Like everything else in 2020, this is going to be an unprecedented peak season. We’ve actually seen three years of growth in e-commerce pulled forward. So we are expecting a ton of volume.”
“It’s going to be tight for everyone and we will all be stretched,” said Brian Olsavsky, Amazon’s chief financial officer. “And it’s advantageous to the customer, and probably the companies, for people to order early this year.”
Carole B. Tome, CEO of UPS, told analysts last month she expects a “pretty peaky peak.”
It's evident that everyone is feeling the BOOM that e-commerce has caused the last 5 months and if we want our families to receive their gifts or presents on time we should plan now!
Make your holiday shopping and shipping experience easy and as seamless as possible by taking note of the following:
Scroll ahead to see deadlines posted by USPS, UPS and FedEx:
Dec. 15: This is the last day for retail ground shipping.
Dec. 18: This is the last day for first-class mail service (including greeting cards) and packages up
to 15.99 ounces.
Dec. 19: This is the last day for Priority Mail service.
Dec. 23: This is the last day for Priority Mail Express service.
More information on USPS holiday shipping deadlines can be found here.
Dec. 15: This is the last day for UPS Ground service.
Dec. 21: This the last day for UPS 3 Day Select service.
Dec. 22: This is the last day for UPS 2nd Day Air service.
Dec. 23: This is the last day for UPS Next Day Air service.
More information on the UPS holiday shipping deadlines can be found here.
Dec. 15: This is the last day for FedEx Ground service.
Dec. 21: This is the last day for FedEx Express Saver and 3Day Freight services.
Dec. 22: This is the last day for FedEx 2Day A.M. and 2Day Freight services.
Dec. 23: This is the last day for FedEx 1Day Freight, Extra Hours, Standard Overnight, Priority Overnight and First Overnight services.
Dec. 25: This is the last day for FedEx SameDay, SameDay City Priority and SameDay City Direct services.
More information on the FedEx holiday shipping deadlines can be found here.
On-time deliveries during the holidays are important for everyone. On-time performance and the costs for any retailers or e-retailers are equally as important and Bellhop Logistics can help you achieve the savings, additional profit, and the on-time performance that will make you and your customers happy.
Get in touch with us if you have any questions or if we can help you look and analyze great options for the upcoming rush or upcoming year.