With most shipping times passed, here are your options for holiday delivery – CBS Boston


BOSTON (CBS) – With Christmas just five days away, officially you’re almost out of time to send your Christmas presents. All standard ground shipping times have already passed.

For UPS, Tuesday is the cut off date for the 3 day select service if you are shipping to the United States

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If you use FedEx, Wednesday is the last day for the two-day shipment. You can send Overnight Express or Priority Overnight packages until Thursday.

Thursday is also the deadline for Priority Mail Express with the US Postal Service.

According to the online job searcher DetailMeNot, about 70% of buyers still planned to make last minute purchases; and most of them are online.

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“If you’re relying on traditional shipping methods, whether through a carrier or a retailer, it’s really risky,” said Krstin McGrath of RetailMeNot. “Even though this retailer promises you will get this item on time, there could be some weather issues. Your item may be dropped off at a rental office in your condo or apartment and you may not be able to pick that item up if that office closes early for the holidays. At this point, every day makes a difference.

If you don’t want to take the risk, many retailers offer same day pickup. You can pay online, go to the store, and pick up your items.

Another thing to remember: there are plenty of digital subscription services that make great freebies with no shipping required.

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You can register a loved one for delivery of meal kits from Home chef Where Freshly. A Audible the subscription is ideal for the book lover in your life. Master class offers online courses for everything from arts and music to community and government.


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