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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.

When's It Too Late to Send Holiday Packages?

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


  • USPS Thorofare: 300 Crown Point Rd., West Deptford
  • USPS Mantua: 20 Mantua Blvd., Mantua
  • USPS Deptford: 1265 Hurffville Rd., Deptford

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


  • Bellia Business Products, 1047 N. Broad St., Woodbury
  • FedEx Office Print & Ship Center, 1188 Hurffville Rd., Woodbury
  • Self-service: 400 Grove Rd., Thorofare (Mid-Atlantic Industrial Park); 31 Phoenix Dr., West Deptford (Amerisource); 304 S. Broad St., Woodbury (Comcast Cable Co.)

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: 1107 Mantua Pike, Mantua; 856-464-2100
  • Dropboxes: 304 S. Broad St., Woodbury (Comcast Cable Co.); 6 N. Borad St., Woodbury (Lenape Center); 31 Phoenix Dr., Thorofare (self-service)

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 West Deptford Patch's Holiday Guide for all of the news you need.

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