2017 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

As the 2017 end of the year holidays approach it is important to be aware of the deadlines to get your packages in time. DHL and FedEx’s estimated times of delivery may increase slightly, so please anticipate and plan for at least an additional business day or two to compensate. Also keep in mind that the Customs in your country still needs to clear everything that is being shipped in; with the holiday rush that may mean many times the normal amount of packages and this will increase the clearance time for most shipments.

The USPS has specific cutoff dates and are listed below. Keep in mind that these are based on the USPS’s estimated delivery times which are not guaranteed delivery times (except for some countries when shipping by USPS Express International) and Customs delays can affect these estimates. We cannot recommend shipping by USPS First Class International at this time of year if you need the contents before the end of the year; USPS First Class Packages are the lowest priority for Customs to clear and even during non-peak times of year can take up to 1 month for delivery, plus the tracking on First Class packages only function in a handful of countries so you will likely have no idea if it is near to delivery.

 

USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines

  1. Africa
    USPS First Class International – Nov 30
    USPS Priority Mail International – Nov 30
    USPS Express Mail International – Dec 7
  2. Asia & Pacific Rim
    USPS First Class International – Dec 7
    USPS Priority Mail International – Dec 7
    USPS Express Mail International – Dec 14
  3. Australia / New Zealand
    USPS First Class International – Dec 7
    USPS Priority Mail International – Dec 7
    USPS Express Mail International – Dec 14
  4. Canada
    USPS First Class International – Dec 7
    USPS Priority Mail International – Dec 9
    USPS Express Mail International – Dec 16
  5. Caribbean
    USPS First Class International – Dec 7
    USPS Priority Mail International – Dec 9
    USPS Express Mail International – Dec 14
  6. Central & South America
    USPS First Class International – Nov 30
    USPS Priority Mail International – Nov 30
    USPS Express Mail International – Dec 9
  7. Mexico
    USPS First Class International – Dec 7
    USPS Priority Mail International – Dec 7
    USPS Express Mail International – Dec 14
  8. Europe
    USPS First Class International – Dec 7
    USPS Priority Mail International – Dec 9
    USPS Express Mail International – Dec 14
  9. Middle East
    USPS First Class International – Dec 7
    USPS Priority Mail International – Dec 9
    USPS Express Mail International – Dec 14