Clock ticking on holiday shipping

Posted at 2:05 PM, Dec 18, 2018

You’ve made a list, even checked it twice, but with just a week before Christmas, experts say time is running out to get all those gifts shipped.

Shippers nationwide are expecting another record-breaking year.

“Our employees are dedicated to processing the mail all year, but there’s a special kind of magic during the holiday season,” says U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman Debra Fetterly.

That magic moves billions of packages and pieces of mail.

Still, it is crunch time.

Thursday is the absolute last day to send packages First Class or Priority Mail.

For UPS, you have until December 20 for two-day shipping.

Amazon Prime members can procrastinate until the 23rd or even Christmas Eve with Prime free same-day and one-day delivery.

In some cities, FedEx lets you ship right up until Christmas, but the longer you wait, the more it could cost.