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UPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines: Information Companies Need to Know

By Last updated on: October 26, 2022

UPS holiday shipping deadlines are crucial for all shippers. Holidays are usually the most active time of the year for small parcel shippers. Even with a large staff, it is easy for a company to ignore shipping costs to keep customers happy. Let Refund Retriever monitor your shipping invoices for late deliveries and billing mistakes. Our late delivery refund technology will automatically find inconsistencies and overcharges.

UPS has already released some important 2022 holiday shipping information you need to know. Download the UPS holiday shipping deadlines schedule for quick access to important shipping dates, holiday service guarantees, and the last days to ship. In addition, learn more about the UPS holiday surcharges.

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UPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines to Note

  • July 4, 2022: No UPS service
    • Independence Day
  • September 5, 2022: No UPS service
    • Labor Day
  • November 24, 2022: No UPS service
  • November 25, 2022: Normal UPS service
  • December 14, 2022: Normal UPS service
    • The last day to ship UPS Ground packages for delivery on Friday, December 23.
  • December 20, 2022: Normal UPS service
    • The last day to ship UPS 3-Day Select packages for delivery on Friday, December 23.
  • December 21, 2022: Normal UPS service
    • The last day to ship UPS 2nd Day packages for delivery on Friday, December 23.
  • December 23, 2022: Normal UPS service
    • Last day to ship UPS Next Day packages for delivery on Friday, December 23.
  • December 24, 2022: Normal delivery service
    • UPS Next Day Air packages picked up today will be scheduled for delivery on Tuesday, December 27.
    • No ground pickup.
  • December 25, 2022: No UPS service
  • December 26, 2022: No UPS service
  • December 30, 2022: Normal UPS service
  • December 31, 2022: Normal delivery service
    • Delivery of UPS Air packages only. Pickup for Air packages if prearranged by December 29.
    • No Ground service pickup.
  • January 1, 2023: No UPS service
  • January 2, 2023: Normal delivery service
  • January 3, 2023: Normal UPS service
UPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines

UPS Money-Back Guarantee

The UPS service guarantee is back for some express services. The UPS Service Guarantee is in effect for next-day air, worldwide express, and worldwide saver shipments. Scheduled delivery times for Air and international Air packages for delivery November 25 to December 31, 2022, will be extended as follows:

  • UPS Next Day Air Early and UPS Worldwide Express Plus services will be extended by 90 minutes.
  • UPS Next Day Air to commercial locations with a typical 10:30 AM or 12:00 PM commit time will be extended to 3:00 PM.
  • Lastly, UPS Next Day Air to residential locations and all other time definite Air and International Air services will be extended to end-of-day.

Peak surcharges may apply to shipments during designated peak shipping periods. To learn more about these surcharges and when they apply, view the UPS Peak Surcharges.

UPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines are essential for all businesses. Therefore, keep this blog handy and have your customer service department read it. Contact us to learn more about how Refund Retriever can lower your shipping costs.

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Brian Gibbs founded Refund Retriever in 2006 while running his first eBay-based business and seeing the shortcomings of other shipment auditing companies. Refund Retriever's primary focus is FedEx and UPS parcel invoice auditing. After graduating from Texas A&M University in 2001, he graduated from the University of Houston in 2004 with a JD and MBA. Gibbs has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, and other publications discussing parcel auditing, shipping, e-commerce, and more. Learn more at www.refundretriever.com or call (800) 441-8085 for more information.

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