2018 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 17:
UPS 3 Day service picked up today will be scheduled for delivery Friday, December 21.

Tuesday, December 18:
UPS 3 Day service picked up today will be scheduled for delivery Monday, December 24.

Wednesday, December 19:
UPS 2nd Day Air packages picked up today will be scheduled for delivery Monday, December 24.

Thursday, December 20:
UPS 2nd Day Air packages will be scheduled for delivery on Monday, December 24. UPS 2nd Day Air service may also be available for delivery on Saturday, Dec. 22, but packages must be processed and labeled for Saturday Delivery, which is not available to all ZIP codes. All UPS Next Day Air packages picked up today will be delivered on Friday, December 21.

Friday, December 21:
This is the last day to ship UPS Next Day Air packages for delivery on Monday, December 24. UPS Next Day Air service may also be available for delivery on Saturday, December 22. These packages must be processed and labeled for Saturday Delivery, which is not available to all ZIP codes.

Saturday, December 22:
Delivery of UPS Next Day Air and UPS 2nd Day Air packages processed and labeled for Saturday Delivery only.

Monday, December 24: Christmas Eve
UPS delivery service. Pickup service available only for Air packages if prearranged.

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

UPS Ground:
  UPS does not guarantee Ground service during the holiday season.

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



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 20
Priority Mail Dec 20
Express Mail* Dec 22
Media Mail Dec 10
* 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. 22
Hawaii Dec. 20 Dec. 20 Dec. 22

International Mail
Addressed To Express Mail International Priority Mail International
Africa Dec. 8 Dec. 1
Asia/Pacific Rim Dec. 15 Dec. 8
Australia/New Zealand Dec. 15 Dec. 8
Canada Dec. 15 Dec. 8
Caribbean Dec. 15 Dec. 8
Central & South America Dec. 8 Dec. 1
Mexico Dec. 15 Dec. 8
Europe Dec. 15 Dec. 8
Middle East Dec. 15 Dec. 8

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. 18 Dec. 11 Nov. 6
APO/FPO AE / 093.. N/A Dec. 4 Nov. 6
APO/FPO AE / 094-098.. Dec. 18 Dec. 11 Nov. 6
APO/FPO AA / 340.. Dec. 18 Dec. 11 Nov. 6
APO/FPO AP / 962-966.. Dec. 18 Dec. 11 Nov. 6

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