Posted Dec 3, 2020 by Max Komonov

2020 End-Year Shipping Deadlines

Being an e-commerce brand comes with lots of benefits. But the e-commerce life is not without its hurdles to jump. One of them is a dependency on shipping companies (unless you have your own courier service).

In general, an e-commerce business owner doesn’t feel the strain of this partnership, but when an important milestone arises — like a global sales campaign — you have to be sure your shipping partner doesn’t let you down.

The end of 2020 is a month away, and every major shipping company is feeling the effect of the holiday rush. Because of this, they are asking sellers to ship their goods by certain dates if they want them delivered before this year ends.

To ease your stress, and guarantee your customer’s purchases will arrive on time, we’ve done a round-up of deadlines from major shipping companies for domestic deliveries.

Let your customers know about these deadlines and make your shipping plans accordingly.

The United States Domestic Delivery Deadlines


Retail GroundDec. 15
First-Class MailDec. 18*
Priority MailDec. 19**
Priority Mail ExpressDec. 23***
* Dec. 15 for Hawaii
** Dec. 15 for Hawaii
*** Dec. 21 for Alaska and Hawaii


UPS GroundDec. 15
UPS 3 Day SelectDec. 21
UPS 2nd Day AirDec. 22
UPS Next Day AirDec. 23


FedEx SmartPostDec. 09
FedEx GroundDec. 15
Home DeliveryDec. 15
Express SaverDec. 21
FedEx 3Day FreightDec. 21
2Day ServicesDec. 22
Overnight ServicesDec 23
FedEx SameDayDec 25


Canada Domestic Delivery Deadlines

Canada Post

Regular ParcelDec. 16
Flat rate boxDec. 18
XpresspostDec. 18
PriorityDec. 21


Australia Domestic Delivery Deadlines

Australia Post

Parcel PostDec. 12
Express PostDec. 19


Greate Britain Domestic Delivery Deadlines

Royal Mail

2nd Class and 2nd Class Signed ForDec. 18
1st Class and 1st Class Signed For and Royal Mail Tracked 48Dec. 21
Royal Mail Tracked 24Dec. 22
Special Delivery GuaranteedDec. 23


Germany Delivery Deadlines

Deutsche Post and DHL

StandardDec. 20
ExpressDec. 23


Download 2020 End-Year Shipping Deadlines

Shipping Deadlines 2020

About the author
Max is a Content Marketing Manager at Ecwid. He’s been in the e-commerce industry for the last four years helping brands to establish and level-up content marketing. Despite that, he has experience with entrepreneurship. He is a fiction writer in his free time.
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