Christmas shipping deadlines fast approaching

If you're an online shopper, you may find yourself feeling a little stressed out.

Posted: Dec 13, 2017 5:18 PM
Updated: Dec 13, 2017 5:56 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa- If you're an online shopper, you may find yourself feeling a little stressed out.
That's because deadlines are fast approaching when it comes to getting gifts shipped before Christmas.
Are you one of many hoping they arrive on time? Real Deals Home Decor and Boutique in Mason City is a great example of a store trying to meet Christmas deadline demands. They just opened up an online store less than two weeks before Christmas.
They are taking the time to wrap what they send in pretty paper and making their shipping dates shorter. When it comes to national retail stores, nearly a thousand will be participating in free shipping day which is this Friday.
“Oh my gosh we're running around here, it’s been crazy. I have my brother packing orders every day sometimes three times a day. My mom and back room girls are packing and wrapping just to get them in time,” Owner Danielle Swann said.
Swann told me she's noticing when it comes to shipping, nearly 90 percent of their orders are being delivered to those living in Mason City.
To make meeting these deadlines easy for you we've compiled a list of dates you may need to know when it comes to online shopping.
USPS:
Using USPS Retail Ground, ship by Thursday, December 14.
Using First-Class Mail Service, ship by Tuesday, December 19.
Using Priority Mail Service, ship by Wednesday, December 20.
Using Priority Mail Express Service, ship by Friday, December 22.
For more information, click here. https://www.usps.com/holiday/holiday-shipping-dates.htm
FedEx:
Using FedEx Ground, ship by Friday, December 15.
Using FedEx Home Delivery, ship by Monday, December 18.
Using FedEx Express Saver, ship by Tuesday, December 19.
Using FedEx 2Day, ship by Wednesday, December 20.
Using FedEx Overnight, ship by Thursday, December 21.
For more information, click here. http://www.fedex.com/us/holiday/last-days-to-ship.html
UPS:
Using UPS 3-Day Select, ship by Monday, December 18.
Using UPS 2nd Day Air, ship by Wednesday, December 20.
Using UPS Next Day Air, ship by Friday, December 22.
For more information, click here. https://www.ups.com/us/en/help-center/shipping-support/days-of-operation-us/holiday-shipping.page
Amazon:
Using Free Shipping, order by Friday, December 15.
Using Standard Shipping, order by Monday, December 18.
Using Two-Day Shipping, order by Friday, December 22.
Using One-Day Shipping, order by Saturday, December 23. (in select cities)
Using Same-Day Delivery, order by 9:30 a.m. local time on Sunday, December 24. (in select cities)
Using Two-Hour Delivery, order by 9:45 p.m. local time on Sunday, December 24. (in select cities)
For more information, click here. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=4114671
Target:
Using premium 2-day shipping, place order by 12 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19.
Using express 1-day shipping, place order by 12 p.m. on Friday, December 22.
For more information, click here: http://help.target.com/help/subcategoryarticle?childcat=Ship+to+Home&parentcat=Delivery+Options&searchQuery=search+help&lnk=ShippingFAQ
Kohl’s:
Using standard shipping, place order by 11 p.m. CST on Monday, December 18.
Using 2-day shipping, place order by 1 p.m. CST on Tuesday, December 19
Using 1-day shipping, place order by 1 p.m. CST on Wednesday, December 20
For more information, click here. https://www.kohls.com/ecom/shipping/holiday_ship_cutoff1.html
ToysRUs:
Using free economy shipping, place order by 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, December 18.
Using expedited shipping, place order by 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 20.
Using express shipping, place order by 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 20.
For more information, click here. https://www.toysrus.com/cobrand/services/shipping-rates-delivery

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