You must have heard the name of the United States Postal Service (USPS) as it is one of the biggest names in the postal delivery service industry. It has millions of customers throughout the world. Since USPS is the most trusted and reputed postal office in the US, people from all over the world always prefer to choose USPS rather than choosing any other mail service in the country. But before you deliver your mail or packages you should know about USPS holidays and its shipping deadlines since it will help you to plan your shipment in such a way that your package gets delivered to the recipient well before the holidays. But if you are not aware of the holiday of USPS or its shipping deadline it may happen that you would be expecting for your mail to be delivered for the whole day but ultimately at the end of the day, you come to know that it was a holiday due to which the USPS did not run that day. Again it may also happen that the customer have taken a leave from their day to day activities for shipping their packages or mail and finally they come to know that USPS stopped taking the order of their delivery service as the cut-off date of taking the order is crossed and it will not be able to deliver the product within the estimated date and unnecessarily will need to return the money back to the customer. But knowing the exact holiday as well as the cut-off date you can deliver your mail accordingly. USPS generally works six days in a week, i.e., from Monday to Saturday for the standard mail or package although there is an exception for the priority mail or package which USPS delivers even on Sunday as well as on Holiday. But Priority Mail Express service also has a cut-off date during the holiday times. Hence, you must know USPS holiday deadlines 2019 to ship your package on time.
USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2019 :
People from all over the world should know USPS holiday deadlines 2019 in detail. This detail will certainly help them to plan their shipment in such a way that their package gets delivered well before the holiday. During the holiday times there remains a tremendous load on the USPS carrier since every people during the holidays use to send gifts or greetings card to their near and dear ones, especially during the Christmas and New Year times. In the United States there is a ritual to give and take gifts during Christmas. Every american, no matter how rich or poor he is, will send gifts to his near and dear ones. Since USPS is the most trusted and reliable postal delivery service provider in the world people only choose USPS for sending their gifts and packages. Thus there remains tremendous load on USPS. Again USPS has some mail services that provide guaranteed delivery on a pre-specified day otherwise USPS has to return back the money that they have charged. These types of money back guaranteed service further added the pressure of USPS carrier. That is the reason why USPS set up a cut-off date after which they will not be responsible for delivering the package before that particular holiday.
USPS holiday deadlines 2019 :
When it comes to USPS deadlines for mail service you must know about the deadlines within the contiguous United States as well as outside the contiguous United States. In this article we have come up with both the details as follows:
USPS mailing deadline within the contiguous US :
If you send your package after this cut-off date then USPS will not guarantee that they will deliver your package before Christmas day. Apart from that, in such condition USPS will also not return your money for not being able to deliver your package to your recipient. In this article, we have presented the cut-off dates or send-by dates of Christmas holidays in 2019. But before knowing that, you must know various types of mail services that USPS provides and the time that it takes for delivering the mail to its recipients.
The following table shows the various types of mail services that USPS provides with the specified time that it needs to deliver the packages to the recipient of the mail:
|Types of Mail Service||Time requires to send the mail|
|USPS Retail Ground||2-8 days|
|First-Class Mail||1-2 days|
|Media Mail||2-8 days|
|Priority Mail||1-3 days|
|Priority Mail Express||1-2 days|
Christmas is celebrated on 25th December all over the world. Since there remains a huge load during that times USPS set up the cut-off dates or send-by dates at the time of Christmas beyond which USPS does not accept the mail order. So, it is important to know the cut-off date so that you can plan your shipment accordingly. The following table shows the cut-off dates or send-by dates of USPS during the Christmas times:
|Types of Mail Service||Cut-off Dates or Send-by Dates|
|USPS Retail Ground||14 December 2019|
|First-Class Mail||19 December 2019|
|Media Mail||14 December 2019|
|Priority Mail||20 December 2019|
|Priority Mail Express||22 December 2019|
USPS mailing deadline outside the contiguous US :
In this article, we have come up with the deadlines for Alaska and Hawaii that are outside the contiguous US. The following are the cut-off dates or send-by dates for the mail or package delivery during the Christmas times in 2019:
|Types of mail service||Hawaii||Alaska|
|First-Class Mail||15 December 2019||20 December 2019|
|Priority Mail||15 December 2019||20 December 2019|
|Priority Mail Express||20 December 2019||21 December 21019|
From the above table, it is clearly seen that –
- If you are sending the first-class mail to Alaska from the US during the Christmas times then you have to send within 20 December and if you are sending for Hawaii then you have sent by 15 December otherwise USPS will not accept your mail or package.
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- +Christmas you have to ship your package within 20 December and if you are sending for Hawaii the last date will be 15 December. If you send beyond this date USPS will not take the responsibility of delivering your package within 25 December to your recipient.
- Priority Mail Express is an emergency service and USPS use to return the full money back to the customer if they fail to deliver within 1-2 days. But due to huge load USPS has kept the cut-off date 20 December when sending the mail to Hawaii and 21 December to Alaska. If you go beyond this date then USPS will not take the responsibility of sending your mail or package before 25th December.
APO/FPO/DPO Shipping Dates :
Apart from Alaska and Hawaii, USPS also delivers mail or package to address APO/FPO/DPO and USPS set the cut-off time for these address as well. The following are the cut-off date for the address APO/FPO/DPO during the Christmas times for delivering the mail or package by 25th December 2019:
|Types of Mail Services||AE ZIP 090-092||AE ZIP 090-093||AE ZIP 094-098||AE ZIP 340||AE ZIP 962-966|
|USPS Retail Ground||6 November 2019||6 November 2019||6 November 2019||6 November 2019||6 November 2019|
|First-Class Mail||11 November 2019||04 November 2019||11 November 2019||11 November 2019||11 November 2019|
|Media Mail||6 November 2019||6 November 2019||6 November 2019||6 November 2019||6 November 2019|
|Priority Mail||11 November 2019||04 November 2019||11 November 2019||11 November 2019||11 November 2019|
|Priority Mail Express||16 December 2019||Not Available||16 December 2019||16 December 2019||16 December 2019|
|Space Available Mail (SAM)||27 November 2019||27 November 2019||27 November 2019||27 November 2019||27 November 2019|
|Parcel Airlift Mail (PAM)||4 December 2019||4 December 2019||4 December 2019||4 December 2019||4 December 2019|
USPS International Shipping Deadlines :
It is not only Alaska or Hawaii USPS also delivers the mail or packages to other countries as well. Christmas is celebrated throughout the world and as such, it is obvious that people from United States will also send gift packages and greetings card to their kith and kin that lives in some other countries. So, for those people who want to send their mail to the international countries it is absolutely necessary to know the details of cut-off date that USPS has kept during the Christmas times in 2019 so that they can plan their shipment accordingly.
The following table comes up with the cut-off or send-by dates that USPS has kept for the international countries in 2019:
|Mail Category||Asia/Pacific||Australia/New Zealand||Africa||Caribbean||Canada||Europe||Middle East||Mexico|
|First-Class International Mail||7 Dec 2019||7 Dec 2019||30 Nov 2019||7 Dec 2019||7 Dec 2019||7 Dec 2019||7 Dec 2019||7 Dec 2019|
|Priority Mail International||7 Dec 2019||7 Dec 2019||30 Nov 2019||9 Dec 2019||9 Dec 2019||9 Dec 2019||9 Dec 2019||7 Dec 2019|
|Global Express Guaranteed||19 Dec 2019||19 Dec 2019||19 Dec 2019||21 Dec 2019||21 Dec 2019||20 Dec 2019||18 Dec 2019||20 Dec 2019|
|Priority Mail Express
|14 Dec 2019||14 Dec 2019||7 Dec 2019||14 Dec 2019||16 Dec 2019||14 Dec 2019||14 Dec 2019||14 Dec 2019|
The holiday is the biggest time in ever one’s life and during the holidays people use to enjoy with their families and friends, give and take gifts from their near and dear one and enjoy to their fullest. United States Postal Service (USPS) also understands those emotions of the people during the holiday season, especially during Christmas and New Year. So it is obvious that every people want their mail to be delivered before the start of the holiday. For example, every year during Christmas people use to send gifts to their near and dear ones and they expect their gift package to be delivered before 25 December. But it will only be possible when people will send the gift package well before the Christmas day as during such time USPS has huge load and so USPS has set up a cut-off date for the Christmas season for scheduling their package delivery. USPS actually stops taking the order after that cut-off date. So, if any customer wants their mail or package to be delivered within 25 December then they have to send their package within that cut-off date otherwise USPS will not take the responsibility of delivering the package within 25 December. Hence it is essential to know the cut-off date so that you can plan your shipment in such a way that your package will be delivered well before Christmas day.