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2022 Holiday Shipping Cutoffs: How to Get Your Orders On-Time

The dates you need to know to get your OWC goodies before Christmas.

With December fully upon us, we are officially in the home stretch of the online holiday shopping season. As we move further into the month, you’ll have less and less time to ensure that your purchases make it to your door in time for the holidays.

So, it’s time to get planning. To help you out, we’re laying out our entire holiday shipping cutoff schedule below. Some things to know about these cutoffs:

  1. These cutoffs reflect the worst-case times based on the furthest normal points of delivery from our OWC Woodstock main warehouse location.
  2. You can count on to give you an accurate delivery ETA to your zip code while checking out. So if you receive a delivery ETA that is a bit earlier than what the cutoffs below suggest, trust the estimate—especially if you are closer to our warehouse! UPS Ground, for example, can normally take as long as 5 days to the furthest of the 48 Contiguous state destinations, but will be faster the closer you are to us. 
  3. Speaking of UPS, we highly recommend them as they have been the most consistently on time/reliable not just throughout this year, but throughout the holiday season thus far.
  4. WIth all of the above being said, it’s always better to have a little buffer built in. Things happen—like weather, which none of us can control. The more extra time you give, the less likely probability of something then causing your package arriving after Christmas rather than before. 

US Domestic Cutoffs

Friday, December 16th

• Last Day for FexEx Home Delivery and FedEx Ground to arrive before Christmas

• Last Day for USPS First Class Mail *NO Live Tracking*

Tuesday, December 20th 

Last day for Ground service delivery by Christmas

• Last Day for UPS Ground Service *OWC Recommended*

• Last Day for UPS 3-Day Select Service

Wednesday, December 21

Last day for 2nd-day air by Christmas

• Last Day for UPS 2nd Day Air

• Last Day FedEx 2nd Day Air

Thursday, December 22

Last day for Overnight by Christmas

• Last Day for UPS Next Day and Red Overnight (All UPS Next day services)

• Last Day for FedEx Standard and Priority Overnight (All FedEx Next Day services)

• Last Day for USPS Express Mail

Friday, Dec. 23

Last day for Saturday Overnight by Christmas

• Last Day for UPS Next Day Saturday

US to Canada Cutoffs

December 16th

•Last Day for UPS Standard to arrive by Christmas

Last Day for FedEx International Ground  

December 21

• Last Day for UPS Worldwide Expedited  

• Last Day for FedEx International Economy  

December 22

•Last Day for UPS Worldwide Express  

• Last Day for FedEx International Priority

OWC Wayne G
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Tech lover, multimedia creator, and marketing manager for OWC's Rocket Yard and Mission Control blogs.
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