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2012 Christmas Shipping Deadlines For Procrastinators

What's the latest you can send a package this year to ensure pre-Christmas delivery? Here's some options in Great Neck.

If you're the type to put off holiday shopping until the last minute, not to worry— 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 US Postal Service, United Parcel Service and FedEx deadlines for pre-Christmas arrival. Cost, of course, goes up with the speed of the service.

The absolute latest option nearby? Express mailing your package from local post offices by 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22.

For those that might not make it, Internet shopping might save you some time as the deadlines draw near.

Merry Christmas!

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE

  • Deadlines

Method

Last day to ship

First Class Mail

Thursday, Dec. 20

Priority Mail

Friday, Dec. 21

Express Mail

Saturday, Dec. 22

  • Where to ship
Location Address Weekday hours US Post Office 1 Welwyn Rd. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. US Post Office 661 Middle Neck Rd.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kings Pt. Mailroom
300 Steamboat Rd. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • For a full calendar of USPS holiday shipping deadlines, visit here.

FEDEX

  • Deadlines

Method

Last day to ship

FedEx Express Saver

Wednesday, Dec. 19

FedEx 2Day

Thursday, Dec. 20

Standard Overnight, Priority Overnight, First Overnight

Friday, Dec. 21

FedEx SameDay (if available) Tuesday, Dec. 25
  • Where to ship
Location Address Weekday hours Atrium Office (self service)
98 Cuttermill Rd. All Day
Barstow Medical Center (self)
29 Barstow Rd. All Day FedEx Cuttermill Mailroom (self) 15 Cuttermill Rd. All Day FedEx Bond Street (Shipping Center) 8 Bond St. Suite 1 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. FedEx (Kinkos) Print Center 800 Northern Blvd. 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • For a full calendar of FedEx holiday shipping deadlines, visit here.
  • For complete list of drop boxes, visit here.

UPS

  • Deadlines

Method

Last day to ship

UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 2nd Day Air AM

Thursday, Dec. 20

Next Day Air, Next Day Air Saver, Next Day Air Early AM

Friday, Dec. 21

  • Where to ship
Location Address Weekday hours Authorized Outlet 639 Middle Neck Rd. 
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The UPS Store 10 Bond St. 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • For a full calendar of UPS holiday shipping deadlines, visit here.

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