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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.

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

Locations

  • Haddonfield post office: 25 S. Haddon Ave., Haddonfield
  • Collingswood post office: 970 Haddon Ave., Collingswood
  • Haddon Heights post office: 701 Station Ave., Haddon Heights
  • Audubon post office: 130 Black Horse Pike, Suite 400, Audubon

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.

FedEx

Deadlines for domestic shipping:

  • FedEx ground/home delivery: Dec. 17
  • FedEx express saver: Dec. 19
  • FedEx overnight: Dec. 22
  • FedEx same day: Dec. 25

Locations

  • Express IT: 413 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Haddon Township
  • FedEx Office Print & Ship Center: 1160 Marlton Pike East (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill
  • Dropboxes: 41 S. Haddon Ave., Haddonfield; 76 E. Euclid Ave., Haddonfield; 89 N. Haddon Ave., Haddonfield; 216 Haddon Ave., Haddon Township; 900 Haddon Ave., Collingswood

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.

UPS

Deadlines for domestic shipping:

  • UPS 2nd day air: Dec. 20
  • UPS next day air: Dec. 21

Locations:

  • UPS Store: 230 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield
  • Express IT: 413 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Haddon Township
  • UPS Store: 926 Haddonfield Rd. #E, Cherry Hill
  • Staples: 2230 Marlton Pike West (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill
  • Dropboxes: 41 Grove St., Haddonfield; 34 Tanner St., Haddonfield; 89 N. Haddon Ave., Haddonfield; 216 Haddon Ave., Haddon Township; 600 W. Cuthbert Blvd., Haddon Township

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 Haddonfield-Haddon Township Patch's Holiday Guide for all of the news you need.

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