It’s that time of the year when delivery businesses are ramping up their efforts to handle a heavier-than-usual load of packages through the Christmas holiday.

Black Friday midnight shoppingAccording to each company’s website, Federal Express’ busiest shipping day was Monday, the U.S. Postal Service’s will be next Monday and United Parcel Services’ will be Dec. 20.

Toby Kiker, owner of The UPS Store in Midland and Odessa, said the holiday shipping season, much like the holiday shopping season, begins the day after Thanksgiving.

“During this time, both stores together handle between 2,500-3,000 packages a week,” Kiker said.

On Tuesday, both stores received between 400-500 packages. Kiker said the average daily amount is between 70-100.

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Dec. 19 for Three Day Select
Dec. 20 for Two Day Shipping
Dec. 21 for Next Day Air

Dec. 13 for International Shipping
Dec. 17 for Ground Shipping
Dec. 22 for Express Shipping
Shipping deadlines vary for military bases. Go to to find the transit time for a specific military base.


Dec. 14 for Parcel Post
Dec. 20 for First-Class Mail
Dec. 21 for Priority Mail
Dec. 22 for Express Mail

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