It is already that time of year again. The holiday season is right around the corner! And with that comes the busiest shipping season of the year. We have already seen record breaking eCommerce sales numbers this year, and it’s shaping up to be a wild year-end. eCommerce sales continue to be on the rise, while carriers are dealing with labor shortages. The new COVID-19 Delta variant will also likely encourage more people to stay at home and send gifts through the mail.
You can expect carrier networks to be strained more than ever from now until New Years. Ensuring your orders, gifts and packages arrive on time will be more challenging than ever.
Preparation is key, and PSI is here to be your trusty guides in navigating the holiday season shipping rush. We have put together a holiday shipping calendar, so you know what to expect with each shipping carrier. Set the right expectations for your customers by using this calendar to communicate order deadlines for delivery by Christmas. Feel free to share it with friends and family so they can ensure their orders and gifts arrive in time as well.
Keep in mind that you can expect an uptick in shipping delays. Be prepared for customers to ask why their orders didn’t arrive on time or why tracking isn’t updated timely over the next few months. The shipping deadlines in the calendar are not guaranteed, so we recommend using them as a guide and communicating expectations accordingly.
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LAST DAY FOR SMARTPOST
LAST DAY FOR FEDEX GROUND HOME DELIVERY
LAST DAY FOR FEDEX EXPRESS SAVER
LAST DAY FOR FEDEX 2 DAY
LAST DAY FOR FEDEX OVERNIGHT
LAST DAY FOR USPS FIRST CLASS
LAST DAY FOR USPS PRIORITY MAIL
LAST DAY FOR DHL ECOMMERCE
We are here to help ensure your packages arrive accurately and on time. Let’s have a great Holiday Season and let us know how we can help!