Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Holiday Shipping Cut Off Dates

With the holidays upon us here is important info about holiday cut off dates so that your packages arrive for the big day!

2010 Holiday Shipping Cut Off Dates

Want it delivered by December 25? Find shipping and mailing deadlines for your military and international cards and packages here.
Domestic Mail
Domestic Mail Class/ProductCut Off Date
First Class Mail Dec 20
Priority MailDec 21
Express Mail*Dec 22
Parcel PostDec 15
DBMC Drop ShipDec 18
DDU Drop ShipDec 22
* SOME EXPRESS MAIL DESTINATIONS MAY HAVE EXTENDED SERVICE COMMITMENTS
Military Mail
Military Mail Addressed ToExpress Mail® Military Service (EMMS)1/First-Class Mail® Letters and CardsPriority Mail®Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL) 2/Space Available Mail (SAM)3/Parcel Post®
APO/FPO AE ZIPs 090-092Dec 18Dec 10Dec 10Dec 3Nov 26Nov 12
APO/FPO AE ZIP 093N/ADec 4Dec 4Dec 1Nov 20Nov 12
APO/FPO AE ZIPs 094-098Dec 18Dec 10Dec 10Dec 3Nov 26Nov 12
APO/FPO AA ZIP 340Dec 18Dec 10Dec 10Dec 3Nov 26Nov 12
APO/FPO AP ZIPs 962-966Dec 18Dec 10Dec 10Dec 3Nov 26Nov 12
1/ EMMS: AVAILABLE TO SELECTED MILITARY POST OFFICES. CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL POST OFFICE TO DETERMINE IF THIS SERVICE IS AVAILABLE TO AN APO/FPO ADDRESS.

2/ PAL: A SERVICE THAT PROVIDES AIR TRANSPORTATION FOR PARCELS ON A SPACE-AVAILABLE BASIS. IT IS AVAILABLE FOR PARCEL POST ITEMS NOT EXCEEDING 30 POUNDS IN WEIGHT OR 60 INCHES IN LENGTH AND GIRTH COMBINED. THE APPLICABLE PAL FEE MUST BE PAID IN ADDITION TO THE REGULAR SURFACE RATE OF POSTAGE FOR EACH ADDRESSED PIECE SENT BY PAL SERVICE.

3/ SAM: PARCELS ARE PAID AT PARCEL POST POSTAGE RATE OF POSTAGE WITH MAXIMUM WEIGHT AND SIZE LIMITS OF 15 POUNDS AND 60 INCHES IN LENGTH AND GIRTH COMBINED. SAM PARCELS ARE FIRST TRANSPORTED DOMESTICALLY BY SURFACE AND THEN TO OVERSEAS DESTINATIONS BY AIR ON A SPACE-AVAILABLE BASIS.
International Mail
International Mail Addressed ToGlobal Express Guaranteed® (GXG)*Express Mail® International (EMS)Priority Mail® International (PMI)First-Class Mail®
AfricaDec 17Dec 11Dec 3Dec 3
Asia/Pacific RimDec 17Dec 16Dec 10Dec 10
Australia/New ZealandDec 17Dec 16Dec 10Dec 10
CanadaDec 21Dec 17Dec 13Dec 10
CaribbeanDec 20Dec 16Dec 13Dec 10
Central & South AmericaDec 20Dec 11Dec 3Dec 3
MexicoDec 21Dec 16Dec 10Dec 10
EuropeDec 20Dec 16Dec 13Dec 10
Middle EastDec 17Dec 16Dec 13Dec 10
*GXG: CUTOFF DATE DOES NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT TIME NEEDED FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE. EXTRA TRANSIT TIME SHOULD BE ALLOCATED.

1 comment:

Barb said...

Thanks for this valuable info for some of us that are new to the shipping game!!
Barb

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