FedEx, UPS release 2021 shipping deadlines ahead of holiday surge

Delivery giants FedEx and UPS on Monday released shipping deadlines through Christmas in a bid to help customers avoid holiday delays amid nationwide worker shortages and supply chain disruptions.

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Meanwhile, UPS reminded customers via its website that its service guarantee remains suspended for most services due to COVID-19, CBS News reported.

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According to the shippers’ websites, the following deadlines are intended to ensure deliveries arrive in time for Christmas:


  • Dec. 9: Ground Economy
  • Dec. 15: Ground and Home Delivery
  • Dec. 21: Express Saver
  • Dec. 22: Two-day and Two-day a.m.
  • Dec. 23: Overnight
  • Dec. 24: Same-day


  • Dec. 21: Second-day Air Services
  • Dec. 23: Next-day Air Services
  • Dec. 25: No pickup service (UPS holiday)
  • Ground shipping: Check UPS website for quote.