Here Are Your 2013 Christmas Shipping Deadlines

What's the latest you can send a package this year to ensure pre-Christmas delivery? Southington Patch has a rundown of the options for you here in town.

Credit: Patch Archives.
Credit: Patch Archives.

If you are the type to put off holiday shopping until the last minute,don't fret  — 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 (certainly something to keep in mind with your budget).

The absolute latest option nearby? Express mailing your package from Southington's Post Office locations.

Deadlines Dates (Ship before 2 p.m.)

  • Last Day to Send Priority Mail Express International: Dec. 11
  • Last Day to Ship Standard Post: Dec. 14
  • Last Day for Military Arrival by Christmas: Dec. 17
  • Last Day for Most International Shipping: Dec. 18
  • Last Day to Send First-Class Mail: Dec. 20
  • Last Day to Send Priority Mail: Dec. 21
  • Last Day to Send Send Priority Mail Express: Dec. 23

Source: USPS.com.

Post Office Locations in Southington
125 Main St.
Southington, CT 06489
(860) 628-4766

847 South Main Street
Plantsville, CT 06479-9998
(860) 628-6517

2321 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike
Marion, CT 06444
(860) 621-0707

223 Clark St.
Milldale, CT 06467
(860) 628-7800

Deadlines Dates

  • FedEx Express Saver: Dec. 19
  • FedEx 2Day: Dec. 20
  • FedEx Standard Overnight, Priority Overnight, First Overnight: Dec. 21

Source: Fedex.com.

Fedex Locations Near Southington
496 S. Broad St.
Meriden, CT 06450

675 Berlin Turnpike
Berlin, CT 06037

Deadlines Dates

  • UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 2nd Day Air A.M.:Dec. 20
  • UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, Next Day Air Early A.M.:Dec. 21

Source: UPS.com.

UPS Locations in Southington
410 Queen St.
Southington, CT 06489
(860) 426-8449

Happy holidays from Southington Patch!

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