2021 holiday shipping deadlines may be as early as Dec. 9
NEW YORK -- Postal workers who recall packages and letters piled up in distribution hubs a year ago are gearing up for another holiday crush.
The United States Postal Service and private shippers UPS and FedEx are bolstering their hiring -- bringing in nearly a quarter million temporary workers -- to ensure they don't become overwhelmed by packages again.
Here are recommended holiday 2021 shipping deadlines for major shipping companies to help you get your packages in the mail on time.
For delivery before Dec. 25
Click here for USPS shipping deadlines for mail sent to international and military addresses. USPS also offers a list on its website with tips about how to avoid common holiday shipping mishaps to ensure your packages arrive on time.
For Dec. 24 delivery
Recommended last days to ship for delivery by Dec. 25
These recommendations were provided by each company and are subject to change. Please contact shipping companies directly with any questions.