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Etsy Reminds Sellers of Holiday Shipping Cutoff Dates

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Etsy logoEtsy issued a reminder to sellers about shipping cutoff dates as Christmas nears. As we recently noted, this is an unusual year in that Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday for the first time since 2006, although Sunday delivery by Amazon and the USPS has become more common in many places especially during the holidays. Etsy told sellers they could use its new bulk edit tool to add a message about delivery deadlines to their listings.

Announcement follows:

2017 Holiday Shipping Deadlines
Use this handy guide to common carrier cutoff dates to make sure buyers get their holiday orders in time.

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Christmas is almost here and procrastinators everywhere are still busy shopping for the perfect presents. Help set clear expectations with shoppers (and get those gifts under the tree on time) by clearly communicating holiday shipping deadlines in your shop.

Each of the major shipping services has a deadline that packages must be shipped by to arrive by Christmas day, which falls on Monday, December 25 this year. Check out the cutoff dates below for each major carrier and add the information to your shop announcement, processing times, and listing descriptions to keep buyers informed. You can use our new bulk edit tool to add a brief message about the deadlines to all of your listings at once.

USPS
Domestic shipments
– United States Postal Service First Class Package Service: December 19
– USPS Priority Mail: December 20
– USPS Priority Mail Express: December 22

During the holiday shipping season, USPS will make Sunday deliveries for Priority Mail packages in 20 major cities in the United States, including New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Visit USPS for more information and USPS international shipping deadlines.

Canada Post
Domestic shipments
– Regular Parcel: December 11
– Xpresspost: December 20
– Priority: December 21

Shipments to the US
– Regular Parcel: December 12
– Xpresspost: December 16
– Priority Worldwide: December 20

Visit Canada Post for more information and Canada Post international shipping deadlines.

FedEx
Domestic shipments
– FedEx Home Delivery®: December 15
– FedEx Ground®: December 15
– FedEx 2Day®: December 20
– FedEx Standard Overnight®: December 21
– FedEx Priority Overnight®: December 21

Visit FedEx® for more information including FedEx international shipping deadlines.

SOURCE: Etsy Announcement

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