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Here Are Your 2012 Christmas Shipping Deadlines

What's the latest you can send a package this year to ensure pre-Christmas delivery? We run down the options around Sarasota.

If you're the type to put off holiday shopping until the last minute, not to worry—there are plenty of speedy ways to ship your items nationwide and ensure that they'll arrive before Dec. 25.

Below is a rundown of USPS, UPS, and FedEx deadlines for pre-Christmas arrival. Cost, of course, goes up with the speed of the service.

The absolute latest option nearby? Express mailing your package from the Sarasota Ringling or Gulf Gate post office by 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22.

 

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE

  • Deadlines

Method

Last day to ship

First Class Mail

Thursday, Dec. 20

Priority Mail

Friday, Dec. 21

Express Mail

Saturday, Dec. 22

  • Where to ship
Location Address Weekday hours Last collection Downtown Sarasota 1661 Ringling Blvd.
8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 5:45 p.m. weekdays; 4:30 p.m. Saturdays
Glengary Post Office 935 N Beneva Rd. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 5 p.m.
  • For a full calendar of USPS holiday shipping deadlines, visit here.

 

FEDEX

  • Deadlines

Method

Last day to ship

FedEx Express Saver

Wednesday, Dec. 19

FedEx 2Day

Thursday, Dec. 20

FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx Priority Overnight, FedEx First Overnight

Friday, Dec. 21

  • Where to ship
Location Address Weekday hours Last collection FedEx Office 1901 S Tamiami Trl 24 Hours 6 p.m for ground and air FedEx World Service Center 2033 Cantu Ct 8:30am-6:45pm

6:45 p.m for ground; 5:45 p.m. for air

  • For a full calendar of FedEx holiday shipping deadlines, visit here.

 

UPS

  • Deadlines

Method

Last day to ship

UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 2nd Day Air A.M.

Thursday, Dec. 20

UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, Next Day Air Early A.M.

Friday, Dec. 21

  • Where to ship
Location Address Weekday hours Last collection UPS Store 5077 Fruitville Road 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 5:30 p.m for ground; 2:30 p.m. for air

 

tim holliday December 18, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Children's World at 4525 Bee Ridge Road has a U.S. Post Office unit inside it's store. Prices are the same as the Post Office, with prices and services the same, and lines that are a lot shorter.

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