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Holiday Shipping

Holiday Shipping with UPS

UPS has been working hard throughout the year preparing to provide the same reliable service this holiday season that you trust us to deliver year-round.

We’re committed to helping you navigate the busy holiday season so you can take full advantage of every available shipping day.

Planning ahead for a shorter peak holiday shipping season

Here are some tips for businesses that experience a surge in orders during the peak holiday season.

  • Encourage your customers to shop early. For example, you might consider making special offers to encourage early shopping.
  • Review your fulfillment operations to be sure you can efficiently manage a late spike in orders.
  • Ask your UPS representative about improvements you can make today for a more efficient and productive holiday season.

Peak Surcharges

Learn more about 2019 peak surcharges

  • Due to increased volume during the holiday season, service modifications will be in effect for some packages tendered through December 27. During this time, a limited number of packages with certain origins and destinations may experience additional time in transit. Please also note that the UPS Service Guarantee is subject to suspension or modification during certain dates of the holiday season. Additional information is available in the Key Peak Holiday Season Dates section below.

Key Peak Holiday Season Dates

Holiday Shipping FAQ

Helpful tips for consumers and businesses

Whether you're shipping toys, gadgets or golf clubs – to your family or online customers – we can help you manage shipments so they arrive as expected.

Get more information on how UPS can help you make the most of your busiest seasons.

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