With the end of the year only weeks away, one of the most pressing concerns on many shippers’ minds is ensuring that those important holiday shipments arrive at their destinations in time. Depending on the carrier, service, and locations involved in your shipments, the cut-off dates for your holiday shipping can vary.
Knowing how important a role shipping plays in any business’ customer experience, we’ve compiled a helpful chart of several leading carriers’ 2022 holiday shipping deadlines to make sure your business isn’t caught off guard in the coming weeks.
Within Canada to Most Metropolitan Areas*:
|FedEx First, Overnight®*
FedEx Priority Overnight®***
|FedEx Standard Overnight™||FedEx 2Day®||FedEx Economy®||FedEx Ground®**|
|Last Day to Ship||Thursday, December 22nd||Thursday, December 22nd||Wednesday, December 21st||Tuesday, December 20th||Wednesday, December 14th|
Last Day to Ship from Western Provinces to Atlantic Provinces (incl. Thunder Bay and surrounding area)
|Wednesday, December 21st||Wednesday, December 21st||Tuesday, December 20th||Monday, December 19th|
Canada to the US:
For Canada to International Destinations, go to fedex.ca/getrates for details
* Visit the Get Rates & Transit Times tool at fedex.ca to view transit times for specific services. For other country-specific shipping information, or for shipments to military destinations, use the Get Rates & Transit Times tool at fedex.ca or call FedEx® Customer Service at 1.800.GoFedEx 1.800.463.3339. For FedEx Next Flight®, please call 1.866.274.4763 for precise transit-time quotations and to schedule a pickup. FedEx International First®, FedEx International Priority®, FedEx® International Economy do not take into account time requirements for customs clearance. Please allow extra transit day(s) for delivery outside of major cities. Consult the FedEx Service Guide for terms of shipping. In the event of a conflict between the FedEx Service Guide and the transit time at fedex.ca, the terms and conditions in the FedEx Service Guide will control.
**Last day to ship via FedEx Ground or FedEx International Ground if you have a regular scheduled pickup or you drop off shipments at a staffed FedEx location. Transit times are typically 1 to 7 business days within Canada and 2 to 7 business days to the U.S., based on the origin and destination. Please visit fedex.ca/getrates to determine the specific transit time for your shipment.
***FedEx International First is only available to select postal codes in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia.
Packages Within Canada
|Last Day to Ship to:||Priority™ Worldwide||Xpresspost International™||Tracked Packet/Small Packet|
|Africa||Friday, December 9th||Friday, December 9th||Monday, November 28th|
|Asia||Thursday, December 15th||Thursday, November 25th||Friday, November 19th|
|Thursday, December 15th||Monday, November 29th||Thursday, November 25th|
|Central/South America and Caribbean||Friday, December 16th||Friday, December 9th||Monday, November 28th|
|China||Thursday, December 15th||Monday, December 5th||Thursday, December 1st|
|Europe||Friday, December 16th||Friday, December 9th||Monday, December 5th|
|France||Friday, December 16th||Monday, December 12th||Friday, December 9th|
|Germany||Friday, December 16th||Monday, December 12th||Friday, December 9th|
|India||Thursday, December 15th||Friday, December 9th||Monday, December 5th|
|Japan||Thursday, December 15th||Monday, December 12th||Friday, December 9th|
|Middle East||Friday, December 9th||Friday, December 9th||Monday, December 5th|
|Netherlands||Friday, December 16th||Monday, December 12th||Friday, December 9th|
|New Zealand||Thursday, December 15th||Friday, December 9th||Monday, December 5th|
|Switzerland||Friday, December 16th||Friday, December 9th||Monday, December 5th|
|United Kingdom||Friday, December 16th||Monday, December 12th||Friday, December 9th|
* Certain terms, conditions and geographic restrictions apply (including point of origin and destination guarantee restrictions and money-back guarantee restrictions). In most cases, end of day means 9 p.m. See Purolator Terms and Conditions of Service for full details. To select points in Canada, delivery will be on the day specified by Purolator.
Ground Service – Urban
|Service||Last Day to Ship*|
|Domestic Ground (Canada)||Friday, December 16th|
|Cross-Border Ground (US & Extended Areas)||Thursday, December 15th|
Domestic & Cross-Border Air (Canada & US)
|Wednesday, December 22nd|
|Tuesday, December 21st|
*Dates are subject to change
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