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What to know about shipping deadlines for Christmas

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What to know about shipping deadlines for Christmas
What to know about shipping deadlines for Christmas

With just over a week to Christmas, the race is on to get your gifts shipped so they arrive before Santa.

IF YOU HAVEN’T GOTTEN YOUR GIFTSDELIVERED YET, OR IF YOU HAVEN’TEVEN STARTED HAVEN’T EVENSTARTED SHOPPING...YOU BETTERGET BUSY.THIS MORNING, NOELANI MATHEWS ISHERE TO HELP... WITH WAYS TOMAKE SURE YOUR GIFT IS DELIVEREDIN TIME.00 - 05[Notes: ON-CAM LKLIVE ]"THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, WHETHERYOU’VE PLANNED OR PROCRASTINATED..IT’S A QUESTION MANY ARE ASKINGRIGHT NOW IN THE FINAL STRETCHFOR SHIPPINGWILL MY PRESENT BE DELIVERED INTIME FOR CHRISTMAS."[Notes: PKG ]A GOOD PLACE TO START IS BYLOOKING FOR THE COMPANY THAT’SSHIPPING YOUR PACKAGE -- THEN,TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THEIRHOLIDAY DEADLINES.HERE’S A LIST OF IMPORTANT DATESYOU NEED TO KNOW FROM MAJORSHIPPING COMPANIES -- U.S.POSTAL SERVICE, UPS, AND FEDEX.[Notes: TEXT GFX/LISTS OF DATESBELOW ]--USPS--Dec.

15: USPS Retail Ground®®Service (STRIKE THROUGH)Dec.

18: First-Class Mail®®ServiceDec.

19: Priority Mail®® ServiceDec.

23: Priority Mail Express®®Service--UPS--Dec.

15: UPS®® Ground (STRIKETHROUGH)Dec.

21: UPS 3 Day Select®®Dec.

22: UPS 2nd Day Air®®Dec.

23: UPS Next Day Air®®--FEDEX--Dec.

15: FedEx Ground and HomeDelivery (STRIKE THROUGH)Dec.

21: FedEx Express SaverDec.

22: FedEx 2DayDec.

23: FedEx Standard andPriority Overnight[Notes: ENDTHESE ARE THE "SEND-BY DATES"THEY RECOMMEND FOR A DELIVERY BYCHRISTMAS.ALL SHOW THAT GROUND SHIPPING ISNO LONGER A TIMELY OPTION.HOWEVER..

THERE *IS* SOME HOPEWITH AN ADDITIONAL SHIPPING FEE.SHIPMATRIX, A COMPANY THATANALYZES SHIPPING DATA..REPORTS THE PACKAGES THAT WEREDELIVERED ON-TIME, FROM NOVEMBER22ND TO DECEMBER 5TH.[Notes: TXT GFX OF SHIPMATRIXDATA ]SHIPMATRIX ON-TIMES DELIVERY:NOV.

22 - DEC.

5UPS - 96%FEDEX - 95%USPS - 93%[Notes: END ]IT SHOWS UPS IN THE LEAD WITH 96PERCENT OF THEIR PACKAGES ONSCHEDULE..FOLLOWED BY FEDEX WITH 95PERCENT..

AND THE U-S POSTALSERVICE AT 93.THEY SAY THE SCORES RANK HIGHERTHAN LAST YEAR, DESPITE THEONGOING IMPACTS OF COVID-19.BUT, BE CAREFUL NOT TO PUSH YOURLUCK--THEY ALSO PREDICT 2.5 MILLIONPACKAGES WILL TAKE AN EXTRA DAYOR TWO TO GET DELIVERE

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