CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s the postal push; the busiest time of year at the post office.
Truckloads of packages are being sorted right now, which means it’s time to get that holiday shopping done. Delivery deadlines are coming in hot.READ MORE: Bears Hire Colts Defensive Coordinator Matt Eberflus As New Head Coach
If you want your gift to make it in time for Christmas, you’ve got to act fast.
For the majority of Americans, the deadline to ship ground with the U.S. Postal Service and FedEx is Wednesday, Dec. 15. The UPS deadline for ground shipments depends on where you live.READ MORE: Pair Charged In Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega Denied Bail; Accused Teen Gunman Committed Three Previous Carjackings, Prosecutors Say
First Class mail, including greeting cards, must be sent through the post office by Friday, Dec. 17.
After that, there are several pricier options for faster service leading up to Christmas.
The last chance at the post office and UPS is next day service on Dec. 23.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather Alert: Winter Storm Watch On The Way
FedEx has same day service on Christmas Eve.