Holiday Shipping Deadlines & Free Shipping Day 2017

Holiday Shipping Deadlines & Free Shipping Day 2017


Keep up with all holiday shipping deadlines from major retailers' & check back for free shipping day deals for 2017!

Yes, it may be a little early in the season but it doesn’t hurt to mark your calendar and keep your eye on upcoming holidays that can help you save during the busy shopping season. Black Friday is almost here and our team has been hard at work updating Black Friday ads as soon as they surface and reporting on all retail news. Every year, retailers start to announce their holiday schedule toward the end of October and shoppers can find everything from Black Friday start times, deals preview, entire holiday promotional schedule, and more.

The digital shopping trend peaked in the recent years so you’ll want to track down online discounts and retailers online policies for not only the best sales of the season but also holiday layaway programs, free shipping promotions, and more. Stay up to date by keeping this page bookmarked or sign up for our email newsletter below this post.

Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2017

Major Delivery Companies

Planning to send a few Christmas gifts this year? Take note of all major delivery services and their individual deadlines to make sure your items arrive before Christmas. The list below will be updated to include major department stores, online, and in-store retailers as we dive into the holidays. Check back for more updates!

All ship-by dates listed below are for standard ground shipping only. To see cut off dates for priority shipping, express shipping, international shipping and etc, click on each company's name for full holiday shipping details.

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  • USPS - December 14, 2017
  • UPS - December 18, 2017
  • FedEx - December 14, 2017 (varies based on location)

For more international shipping information, click on the store name and you’ll be taken to the retailer’s shipping information page. They will have all holiday shipping details listed so mark your calendars!

Major Department Stores & Retailers

*Below are estimated holiday shipping deadline based on each retailer's’ shipping delivery rates and times within the contiguous US. Holiday shipping information will be updated throughout November & December so please check back for more details!

  • Standard Shipping: December 18
  • Two-Day Shipping: December 21
  • Shipping time varies for Marketplace and Freight items, see more details here

  • Standard Shipping: December 15 (orders placed by 1 PM local time)
  • Two-Day Shipping: December 20 (orders placed by 1 PM local time)
  • One-Day Shipping: December 21 (orders placed by 1 PM local time)
  • See all shipping rates and times

  • Standard Shipping: December 11
  • Premium Shipping: December 19 (order received before 5 PM EST)
  • Express Shipping: December 20 (order received before 5 PM ESt)
  • See all shipping rates and times

Free Shipping Day 2017

Free shipping day is a major holiday phenomenon when hundreds of retailer offer free shipping no minimum (or lower shipping minimum) for one day only. This year’s Free Shipping Day falls on Friday, December 15th rather than the 18th.

Here’s a brief introduction on Free Shipping Day for curious readers:

“Free Shipping Day happens every year on December 18th. The event was created by Luke and Maisie Knowles as a strategy to improve online shopping experience for holiday shoppers. This event has become incredibly popular every year especially now that more online and mobile shopping platforms are seeing a huge increase in sales. Plus, more consumers are opting to shop online for convenience and availability of sales and coupons to help maximize savings.”

Popular retailers tend to kick off their free shipping promotion in advance of Free Shipping Day but leading up to the actual day, this is usually your last chance to get free shipping in time for Christmas. So with that said, keep an eye on this date so you don’t have to pay pricey expedited shipping fee!

Major Department Stores & Retailers Free Shipping Day Deals


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Stores That Offer Free Shipping No Minimum Everyday

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