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Here Are Your 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 Upper Marlboro

 

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 that you want to arrive before Dec. 25.

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

 

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 Hours Last collection Phone number Upper Marlboro 14605 Elm St.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., M-F

9 a.m. to noon, Sat.

5 p.m. on weekdays, noon on Saturday

(301) 780-3427 Largo 9801 Apollo Dr.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., M-F

noon, Sat.

5 p.m. on weekdays, noon on Saturday
(301) 925-1485 Lothian 5471 Southern Maryland Blvd.

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., M-F

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Sat.

4:30 p.m. on weekdays, 11:30 a.m. on Saturday (301) 574-3558
  • 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 Hours Last collection Phone number Color Marketing/FedEx Shipping Center, Upper Marlboro 14612 Main St 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  5 p.m. (240) 339-1720 Largo 9500 Arena Dr., Suite 106 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 6:30 p.m.

(240) 619-4001 Parcel Plus, Clinton 8787 Branch Ave.

9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Th.

8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Fri.

8:30 to 5 p.m., Sat.

UPS 5 p.m., FedEx 6 p.m., Th. and Fri.

 

 

 

No UPS pickup, Sat.

 

(301) 856-2805

 

  • 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.

Sat., Dec. 22

  • Where to ship
Location Address Weekday hours Last collection Phone number The UPS Store, Mitchellville 12138 Central Avenue #777

8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., M-F

9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sat

6:45p.m. for next day, M-F

11 a.m. for next day, Sat.

(301) 249-0045

 

The UPS Store, Dunkirk

10816 Town Center Boulevard

8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., M-F

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

6 p.m., M-F

2:30 for next day, Sat.

(410) 286-3940

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

Please note, in some instances, last pickup times do not include all packages. For example if you are shipping ground by UPS and drop off Saturday, our listing time is for air. Your item may not arrive by Christmas if you are shipping ground. Please consult the drop-off location of your choice for the times of your shipment choice.

 

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