Christmas shipping deadlines quickly approaching

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2014 file photo, packages are sorted on a conveyer belt before being loaded onto trucks for delivery at a FedEx facility in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2014 file photo, packages are sorted on a conveyer belt before being loaded onto trucks for delivery at a FedEx facility in Marietta, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — We are less than two weeks away from Christmas, and shipping deadlines are fast approaching.

If you plan to mail your holiday packages through the U.S. Postal Service, you have a few different options.

The deadline for first class mail is Dec. 20.

The UPS three day select shipping deadline is Dec. 19, and you’ll need to ship before Dec. 16 for packages to arrive by Christmas via FedEx ground.

See the full list of deadlines below.

FedEx
December 12 – FedEx Smartpost
December 16 – Home Delivery and Ground
December 20 – Express Saver
December 21 – 2-Day and 2-Day a.m.
December 22 – Standard Overnight, Priority Overnight, and First Overnight
December 23 – SameDay City (Standard)
December 25 – SameDay and SameDay City (Priority)

UPS
December 19 – UPS 3 Day Select
December 21 – UPS 2nd Day Air
December 22 – UPS Next Day Air and UPS 2nd Day Air (Saturday Option)
December 23 – UPS Next Day Air (Saturday Option)

USPS
December 15 – USPS Retail Ground
December 19 – DNDC Drop Ship
December 20 – First-Class Mail Service
December 21 – Priority Mail Service
December 22 – DDU Drop Ship
December 23 – Priority Mail Express Service

Below are some deadlines for major stores, courtesy of Best Black Friday.

Amazon:
December 16 – Free Shipping ($49 min.)
December 19 – Standard Shipping
December 22 – Two-Day Shipping (Free with Prime)
December 23 – One-Day Shipping (In select cities)
December 24, 9:30 a.m. local time or earlier – Same-Day Delivery (In select cities)
December 24, 9:45 p.m. local time or earlier – Two-Hour Delivery (In select cities)

Best Buy:
December 21 before 10:30 a.m. CT – Free Standard Shipping

Bloomingdale’s
December 21 by 5 p.m. ET – Standard and Premium Delivery
December 22 by 12 p.m. ET – Express Delivery

Dell (for PCs designated as ‘Ships Same Day’)
December 16 by 2 p.m. CST – Standard
December 21 by 2 p.m. CST – Expedited
December 22 by 2 p.m. CS – Express

Dick’s Sporting Goods
December 19 by 11:59 p.m. PT – Free Standard
December 20 by 11:59 p.m. PT – 2-Day
December 21 by 11:59 p.m. PT – 1-Day

Home Depot
December 16 by Noon ET – Standard
December 21 by Noon ET – Expedited
December 22 by Noon ET – Express
December 24 by 2 p.m. ET – In-Store Pickup

JCPenney
December 16 – In-Store Pickup
December 18 – Direct Manufacturer Shipping
December 19 – Standard
December 20 before 12 a.m. (midnight) CST – Express 2-Day Delivery
December 22 before 12 p.m. (noon) CST – Expedited 1-Day Delivery

Kmart
December 19 by 11:59 p.m. CST – Free Standard Shipping (min. $49)
December 21 by 4 p.m. CST -Standard Shipping
December 22 by 4 p.m. CST -Premium Shipping
December 24 for In-Store Pickup

Kohl’s
December 19 by 11 p.m. (CST) – Standard
December 20 by 1 p.m. (CST) – 2-Day Shipping
December 21 by 1 p.m. (CST) – 1-Day Shipping

Macy’s
December 21 by 5 p.m. ET – Free Standard Shipping (min. $99)
December 21 by 5 p.m. ET – Premium
December 22 by 12 p.m. ET – Express
December 24 by 12 p.m. Local Time – In-Store Pickup
December 24 by 10 a.m. Local Time – Same-Day Delivery

Nordstrom
December 21 by 12 p.m. ET – Two-Business Day Shipping
December 22 by 12 p.m. ET – Free Standard Shipping
December 23 by 12 p.m. ET – Rush Shipping ($10)

Sam’s Club
December 11 – Freight
December 13 – Value Shipping
December 17 – Standard
December 19 – Premium
December 21 – Express

Sears
December 19 by 11:59 p.m. CST – Free Standard Shipping (min. $49)
December 21 at 4 p.m. CST – Standard Shipping
December 22 at 4 p.m. CST – Premium Shipping
December 24 – In-Store Pickup

Toys R Us
December 19 by 11:59 p.m. ET – Free Shipping
December 21 by 3 p.m. ET – Expedited
December 21 by 11:59 p.m. ET – Express
December 24 by 6 p.m. local time – In-Store Pickup

Walmart
December 11 – Freight
December 16 – Value
December 20 – Standard
December 21 – Expedited
December 22 – Rush