Holiday shipping deadlines fast approaching


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — This holiday season people all over the country are trying to send out Christmas gifts.

But be aware, the shipping deadlines for those packages are coming soon.

Folks all over the Port City are heading into post offices to make sure their loved ones get their gifts by Christmas.

For UPS, the deadline for ground shipping is tomorrow and the deadline for standard 3 Day Select Air shipping is Monday.

If you’re sending out packages with the US Postal Service, Tuesday is the deadline for first class mail, Wednesday for priority and Friday for express mail.

If you want to make sure your gifts get there on time, ship early.

“Earlier is always better because our peak day is going to be the 19th as far as mailing and peak delivery day is going to be on the 22nd,” Wilmington Post Master Chris Spann said. “So the earlier they get in the system, the better they’ll be.”

So if you haven’t already head to the post office and get those gifts out.

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