Holiday Shipping Deadlines and Tips

November 28th, 2012 by
Shipping at the holidays can add to your stress – unless you bring your gifts to Pak Mail Anderson Mill.  We’ll expertly pack and ship your holiday treasures, ensuring they arrive safely and on time.  Here are some tips and important deadlines.


Quick Tips
  • Keep all receipts for gifts purchased.
  • Come prepared. Needed information includes:
    • Ship-to name, address, & phone number,
    • Contents of the package being shipped,
    • Value of the item(s) being shipped, and
    • When you would like the package to arrive.
  • Ship as early as possible.  Carriers suspend delivery guarantees this time of year.
  • Perfume, cologne, beer, wine, and liquor cannot be legally shipped.
  • International & APO/FPO/DPO shipments require an itemized contents/value list for customs.


Holiday Shipping Deadlines (Arrive by Christmas Eve)


Nov 13     Parcel Post Packages

Dec 3       Priority Mail & First Class Letters/Cards (Zip 093)

Dec 10     Priority Mail & First Class Letters/Cards (Zip 090-092, 094-098, 340, 962-966)


UPS/FedEx/DHL — International Air Services

Dec 12     Last Shipping Day for Delivery by Christmas Eve*

*Does not include possible Customs delays.


UPS/FedEx — Ground Services

Dec 17     Domestic (except Texas)

Dec 19     Texas


UPS/FedEx — Domestic Air Services

Dec 19     3-Day Service

Dec 20     2-Day Service

Dec 21     Next Day/Overnight

Dec 22     Next Day/Overnight (Bonus Day! Saturday Pick Up – FedEx Express Only)


Shipping times can be delayed by inclement weather.  No guaranteed deliveries after Dec 11.

No FedEx Home Delivery deliveries on Monday, Christmas Eve.

No deliveries Christmas Day.