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UPS: Countdown is on for holiday gift delivery

Posted at 4:47 PM, Dec 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-13 16:47:26-05

LANSING, Mich. — If you haven't started your holiday shipping for your holiday presents, you are running out of time to get those gifts to your destinations without costing you an arm and a leg. states that the "countdown is on" for getting gifts to arrive on time.

They say that Friday is the last day for delivery on Dec. 24 using UPS Ground.

December 13, 2019: Normal UPS® service. Last day to ship some UPS® Ground packages.

And Monday is the last day for air shipments to arrive by Christmas Eve.

"Next day and second day air are great ways to guarantee that you're package arrives before Christmas," said Michael Warren, Store Manager of E. Lansing UPS. "The great thing is sometimes, for different locations they have guarantee times by a certain time."

He suggested getting the 'UPS My Choice' app to track yours packages and even change delivery if you know you won't be home when it is expected to arrive.

If you're not ready and need to ship later, you still can, you just take a chance that it may not get there in time or cost you quite a bit more.

You can also walk into your local UPS store with your gift and workers there will pack it for you and ship it off safely.

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