UPS Holiday Schedule and Shipping Deadlines 2019

UPS is one of the largest companies in delivering packages in the United States. Due to the excellent service of this company, people always prefer to send their packages through UPS. In the holiday season, UPS has a heavy load of delivering packages on time because there are lots of packages that have to be shipped by UPS during the Christmas season. UPS sets shipping deadlines every year to reduce the load of millions of packages, just like the USPS deadlines.

The UPS will not guarantee to deliver packages after the deadlines. If UPS takes the order for delivering a package after the deadline, then the packages will not be delivered before Christmas Day (25th December). It becomes more important for customers to know the deadline for Christmas delivery so that they can plan their schedules according to the UPS shipping deadlines. Let us explain to you the UPS Christmas deadline 2019:

Christmas Shipping Deadline:

ups holiday shipping deadlines 2019

The Christmas shipping deadline for UPS is the last date to ship or deliver a package during the Christmas season. The cut-off date of UPS is falling on Monday this year. If you are not a UPS worker, then it can be difficult for you to know Christmas shipping deadlines. Christmas season is the peak time for UPS due to a load of millions of packages. So, You should check out the UPS shipping deadlines before using any of its services.

Using a UPS service after the deadline will not guarantee to refund you. Always check the shipping deadline before using any type of service. Otherwise, your package will not be delivered on time. The table given below shows the UPS holiday shipping deadlines 2019 for different services of this company. If you want your package to be delivered on time, then you have to use these services before the shipping deadlines.

U.S. DOMESTIC
Shipping Via ServiceShipping Deadline
UPS® GroundDec 13
UPS 3 Day Select®Dec 19
UPS 2nd Day Air®Dec 20
UPS Next Day Air®Dec 23

UPS Holiday Schedule:

The packages will not be delivered on UPS holidays. You should check out the list of UPS holidays in 2019 given below. It’s especially for those who want to know about the UPS holiday hours.

Sr. No.DATE WEEK DAY HOLIDAY
1.January-1Tuesday New Year’s Day
2.April-21SundayEaster Sunday
3.May-27MondayMemorial Day
4.July-4ThursdayIndependence Day
5.September-2MondayLabor Day
6.November-28ThursdayThanksgiving Day
7.December-25WednesdayChristmas Day
8.January-1, 2020WednesdayNew Year's Day

Holiday Schedule According to UPS Dates:

  • Friday, Dec. 20:

There will be normal pickup and delivery available on this day. This day is observed as the last day to ship UPS 2nd Day Air packages for the delivery on Tuesday, Dec 24. All UPS Next Day Air packages will be picked up today and will be scheduled for delivery on Monday, Dec 23, unless labeled for delivery on Saturday, Dec 21.

  • Saturday, Dec. 21: 

The normal pickup and delivery of the packages will take place on this day.

  • Sunday, Dec. 22:

There will be no pickup and delivery service available except the UPS Critical service.

  • Monday, Dec. 23:

It is the last day to ship UPS Next Day Air packages for the delivery on Tuesday, Dec 24 with UPS  on call or by visiting the UPS store location. The normal delivery service of packages will be available on this day.

  • Christmas Eve Schedule (Tuesday, Dec. 24th):

On this day, there will be a normal delivery of the packages. The pickup service of the UPS is only available for Air and international Air* if prearranged by Thursday, Dec 19, or on-call and by visiting the nearest UPS location. The dropbox service is available for Air and international Air packages.

  • Christmas Day Schedule (Wednesday, Dec. 25th):

There will no pickup and packages delivery on Christmas day. The only service which is available on this day is UPS Critical Service. You can use this service in case of sending an essential package and expect the delivery of the same even on the holidays. It is the only service that runs 24×7 for 365 days.

  • New Year’s Eve Schedule (Tuesday, Dec. 31st):

The delivery of UPS Air and international Air* packages will take place on this day. The UPS pickup service on this day will be available only for Air and international Air* packages if prearranged by Friday, Dec 27. The on-call pickup and dropbox service is available for Air and international Air* packages.

  • New Year’s Day Schedule (Wednesday, Jan. 1st):

There will be no pickup and delivery on this day. This is the biggest holiday for Companies like UPS. The only service which is available on this day is UPS Critical Service that runs 24×7 for 365 days.

 

Conclusion: The conclusion is that you should see the UPS holidays shipping deadlines before placing an order because it’s the holiday season, and not all the services are offered by UPS during this season. We tried to give you almost every information on the deadlines, and if you think that there is something more about which the customers of UPS should know, then leave a comment below.

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