Holiday shipping deadline looming over shoppers


Holiday shoppers, your deadline is looming to ship your gift in time for Christmas. 

“I try to avoid online shopping, around these times,” said Amanda Ingerson of Wilbraham. “You never know if they’re going to come in on time or not. So who knows.” 

To ensure your package gets to its destination on time, companies like Amazon, USPS and FedEx are offering last-minute delivery options. 

Holiday shipping deadlines: Mail those packages out soon!

For Amazon, Friday 14th is the last day for FREE shipping. While ‘Prime Now’ members have until the December, 24th for same day delivery, but it depends on your area.

“They’re always pretty good with shipping times and stuff like that, but still, better safe than sorry and not wait until the last minute,” said Jeremy Lipsky from Glen Rock, New Jersey.

The postal service expects to deliver 200-million packages per week, for the next two weeks, until Christmas.

December, 14th is the deadline for ground shipping. While First Class mail, including your holiday greeting cards, need to be mailed out by the 20th. Priority Mail Express gives you until the 22nd.  

To help you keep an eye on your packages, the postal service is offering a free digital service called “Informed Delivery,” which includes a preview of what’s coming to your mailbox. 

If you still need to ship on Christmas Day, FedEx same-day delivery has you covered, but it’ll be expensive. FedEx will charge you $370 to ship a 10-pound package from Springfield to Los Angeles on Christmas. 

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