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What Are the 2012 Christmas Shipping Deadlines?

What's the latest you can send a package this year to ensure pre-Christmas delivery? We run down the options around Cartersville.

If you're the type to put off holiday shopping until the last minute, not to worry—there are plenty of speedy ways to ship your items nationwide and ensure that they'll arrive before Dec. 25.

Below is a rundown of USPS, UPS and FedEx deadlines for pre-Christmas arrival. Cost, of course, goes up with the speed of the service.

The absolute latest option nearby? Express mailing your package from a Cartersville post office by 12 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22.

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE

  • Deadlines

Method

Last day to ship

First Class Mail

Thursday, Dec. 20

Priority Mail

Friday, Dec. 21

Express Mail

Saturday, Dec. 22

  • Where to ship
Location Address Weekday/Weekend Hours Last Collection Liberty Drive 25 Liberty Drive
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
5 p.m. on weekdays; 12 p.m. on Saturdays North Corners 918 Joe Frank Harris Parkway SE
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m. on weekdays; 12 p.m. on Saturdays Cassville 66 Fire Tower Road NW 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
4:30 p.m. on weekdays; 12 p.m. on Saturdays
  • For a full calendar of USPS holiday shipping deadlines, visit here.

FEDEX

  • Deadlines

Method

Last Day to Ship

FedEx Express Saver

Wednesday, Dec. 19

FedEx 2Day

Thursday, Dec. 20

FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx Priority Overnight, FedEx First Overnight

Friday, Dec. 21

  • Where to ship
Location Address Weekday/Weekend Hours Last Collection Mail Pouch & More
475 E. Main St. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
4:30 p.m for ground; 5 p.m. for express
FedEx World Service Center 101 Dent Drive
8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

6 p.m for ground; 7:30 p.m. for express

  • For a full calendar of FedEx holiday shipping deadlines, visit here.

UPS

  • Deadlines

Method

Last Day to Ship

UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 2nd Day Air A.M.

Thursday, Dec. 20

UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, Next Day Air Early A.M.

Friday, Dec. 21

  • Where to ship
Location Address Weekday/Weekend Hours Last Collection The UPS Store 269 Market Place Boulevard 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
6:30 p.m for ground; 6:30 p.m. for air (Saturday air 12 p.m.)
  • For a full calendar of UPS holiday shipping deadlines, visit here.

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