If you want a package delivered by Christmas, the FedEx deadline for ground and home delivery service is Friday.
When a resident is not home at the time of delivery, even if the package does not require a signature, some deliverymen will not leave it.
"We'll come back two or three times in a day if we have to, but we want to make sure you secure that package," said Marcus Rabb, a FedEx driver.
UPS said it expected to deliver about 430 million packages around the world between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The busiest day of the year for UPS is Dec. 22.
U.S. Postal Service Shipping Deadlines
- First-class mail - Dec. 20
- Priority mail - Dec. 21
- Express mail - Dec. 22
- Military mail - Dec. 18
UPS Shipping Deadlines
- 3-Day Select - Dec. 21
- 2-Day Air - Dec. 22
- Next-Day Air - Dec. 23