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2023 End-Year Shipping Deadlines

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Being an ecommerce brand comes with lots of benefits. But the ecommerce 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 ecommerce 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 2023 is coming, 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.

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The United States Domestic Delivery Deadlines


First-Class MailDec. 16
Priority MailDec. 18*
Priority Mail ExpressDec. 20
USPS Ground AdvantageDec. 16
* Dec. 16 for Hawaii and Dec. 18 for Alaska


UPS GroundCalculate on the site
UPS 3 Day SelectDec. 19
UPS 2nd Day AirDec. 20
UPS Next Day AirDec. 21


FedEx SameDayDec. 22
FO, PO, SO, Extra HoursDec. 21
2Day & 2Day AMDec. 20
FedEx Express SaverDec. 19
FedEx Express® 1Day FreightDec. 21
FedEx Express® 2Day FreightDec. 20
FedEx Express® 3Day FreightDec. 19


Canada Domestic Delivery Deadlines

Canada Post

Regular ParcelDec. 8-18
Expedited Parcel or flat rate boxDec. 12-19
XpresspostDec. 20
PriorityDec. 20


Australia Domestic Delivery Deadlines

Australia Post

Parcel PostDec. 15-19
Express PostDec. 20-22

Greate Britain Domestic Delivery Deadlines

Royal Mail

2nd Class and 2nd Class Signed ForDec. 18
1st Class and 1st Class Signed ForDec. 19
Royal Mail Tracked 48Dec. 20
Royal Mail Tracked 24Dec. 21
Special Delivery GuaranteedDec. 22


Germany Delivery Deadlines

Deutsche Post and DHL

DHL Domestic ExpressDec. 22
DHL Economy SelectDec. 18
DSmartMail Expedited MaxDec. 16
SmartMail ExpeditedDec. 14
SmartMail GroundDec. 9


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End-Year Shipping Deadlines 2023

A handy round-up of deadlines from major shipping companies for domestic deliveries.

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Max has been working in the ecommerce industry for the last six years helping brands to establish and level-up content marketing and SEO. Despite that, he has experience with entrepreneurship. He is a fiction writer in his free time.

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