2017 HOLIDAY SHIPPING
DEADLINES AND DELIVERY SCHEDULE

We offer shipping via the U.S. Postal Service (see below) and United Parcel Service.
Also see our Shipping Information page for complete details.

UNITED PARCEL SERVICE
 Next Day Air: next business day
 2nd Day Air: 2 business days by end of day
 3 Day Select: 3 business days by end of day
 Ground: 1-5 business days: delivery based on distance to destination. See the map for Ground Service days in transit. Shipments must be ready by 1:00 PM Eastern time - Orders must be placed by 11:00 am Eastern Time

Please note that UPS does not guarantee Ground shipments between November 27 and December 24.

UPS Ground delivery schedule map

UPS CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE:

Monday, December 18:
Normal pickup and delivery service. This is the last day to ship UPS 3 Day service to be delivered in time for Christmas (delivery Friday, December 22).

Tuesday, December 19:
Normal pickup and delivery service. UPS 3 Day service picked up today will be delivered after Christmas.

Wednesday, December 20:
Normal pickup and delivery service. This is the last day to ship UPS 2nd Day Air packages in time for Christmas (delivery Friday, December 22).

Thursday, December 21: Christmas Eve
Normal pickup and delivery service; This is the last day to ship UPS Next Day Air packages in time for Christmas (delivery Friday, December 22). This is the last day to ship UPS 2nd Day Air packages (with Saturday Delivery option) in time for Christmas (delivery Saturday, December 23).

Friday, December 22:
Normal pickup and delivery service; This is the last day to ship UPS Next Day Air packages (with Saturday Delivery option) in time for Christmas (delivery Saturday, December 23).

Saturday, December 23:
Delivery of UPS Next Day Air and 2nd Day Air processed and labeled for Saturday Delivery only. Pickup of Air services available if prearranged.

Sunday, December 24: Christmas Eve
UPS HOLIDAY - NO SERVICE

Monday, December 25: Christmas Day
UPS HOLIDAY - NO SERVICE

CHRISTMAS DELIVERY TIMES:

UPS Next-day Air:
  Shipped on Monday, December 18: Delivered Tuesday, December 19
  Shipped on Tuesday, December 19: Delivered Wednesday, December 20
  Shipped on Wednesday, December 20: Delivered Thursday, December 21
  Shipped on Thursday, December 21: Delivered Friday, December 22
  Shipped on Friday, December 22: Delivered Saturday, December 23 (With Saturday Delivery option Only); Delivered Tuesday, December 26 without Saturday delivery option.

UPS Second-day Air:
  Shipped on Monday, December 18: Delivered Wednesday, December 20
  Shipped on Tuesday, December 19: Delivered Thursday, December 21
  Shipped on Wednesday, December 20: Delivered Friday, December 22
  Shipped on Thursday, December 21: Delivered Saturday, December 23 (With Saturday Delivery option Only)

UPS Three-day (ground service):
  Shipped on Monday, December 18: Delivered Friday, December 22

UPS Ground:
  See map above

UPS NEW YEAR'S SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, December 26:
Normal pickup and delivery service.
3 Day packages picked up today will arrive on Friday, December 29.

Wednesday, December 27:
Normal pickup and delivery service. Second Day Air packages picked up today will be delivered on Friday, December 29.

Thursday, December 28:
Normal pickup and delivery service. Next Day Air packages picked up today will be delivered on Friday, December 29.

Friday, December 29:
Normal pickup and delivery service. Next Day Air packages picked up today will be delivered on Tuesday, January 2.

Saturday, December 30:
Delivery for Air service packages with Saturday Delivery option only.

Sunday, December 31: New Years Eve
UPS HOLIDAY - NO SERVICE

Monday, January 1: New Years Day
UPS HOLIDAY - NO SERVICE - HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Tuesday, January 2:
Normal pickup and delivery service.



US POSTAL SERVICE:

The USPS does NOT offer guaranteed day-definite delivery.

In order to ensure timely delivery of your packages, The Postal Service recommends the following shipping deadlines for the following different types of mail to ensure delivery by Christmas:

Neither the USPS nor Buteo Books guarantee the dates provided by the USPS below!

Check our Order Information page for details on time in transit and pricing.

Domestic Mail
Mail Class Cutoff Date
First Class Mail Dec 19
Priority Mail Dec 20
Express Mail* Dec 22
Media Mail Dec 15
* Some Express Mail destinations may have extended service commitments

Recommended Shipping Dates for Alaska & Hawaii
Destination First-Class Priority Priority Express
Alaska Dec. 20 Dec. 20 Dec. 21
Hawaii Dec. 15 Dec. 15 Dec. 20

International Mail
Addressed To Express Mail International Priority Mail International
Africa Dec. 7 Nov. 30
Asia/Pacific Rim Dec. 14 Dec. 7
Australia/New Zealand Dec. 14 Dec. 7
Canada Dec. 16 Dec. 9
Caribbean Dec. 14 Dec. 9
Central & South America Dec. 9 Nov. 30
Mexico Dec. 14 Dec. 7
Europe Dec. 14 Dec. 9
Middle East Dec. 14 Dec. 9

Military Priority Mail APO/FPO Holiday Cutoff Dates
Show our service men and women you support them during this holiday season by sending them a holiday care package. Make sure you follow the military mailing deadlines below to ensure your packages reach their destination prior to December 25th.

MILITARY MAIL
APO/FPO / Zip Code Begins with: Express Mail Military Priority Mail Media Mail
APO/FPO AE / 090-092.. Dec. 16 Dec. 11 Nov. 6
APO/FPO AE / 093.. N/A Dec. 4 Nov. 6
APO/FPO AE / 094-098.. Dec. 16 Dec. 11 Nov. 6
APO/FPO AA / 340.. Dec. 16 Dec. 11 Nov. 6
APO/FPO AP / 962-966.. Dec. 16 Dec. 11 Nov. 6

See more shipping details and frequently asked questions on our SHIPPING page...