Shipping Tips & Solutions

Canada Shipping Deadlines for 2019 Holiday Season

Jacqueline Ostrov

by Jacqueline Ostrov

On 2019 M11 22

by Jacqueline Ostrov

December has quickly arrived, and with it, the holiday shopping season, which means you'll want to have the Canada holiday shipping deadlines for 2019 in the back of your mind. You've probably been busy getting your promotions ready, creating your pop-up campaigns and getting your inventory ready to make sure you can fulfill all those orders that are sure to start rolling in. But if you want to delivery a merry Christmas to your customers, you'll need to make sure they get their orders on time.

Online shopping is an increasingly popular choice for those looking to tick off their holiday gift list. Did you know that gifts account for 41% of total holiday spending in Canada? Or that 77% of Canadians shop online for their Christmas presents because it's more convenient? All of this means that if you're an online retailer, you'll want to ensure your customers are aware of the last day to ship to Canada for Christmas so that all their gifts arrive on time.

Don't forget that at this time of year, much of Canada is blanketed in crisp white snow. While it may look like a winter wonderland, snow can cause severe delivery delays. So in order to avoid your Christmas gifts getting stuck en route - and leaving the kids without gifts under the tree - make sure you're aware of all your couriers' last day to ship to Canada for Christmas, and make sure your fulfillment solutions are prepared for the holiday rush.

2019 Holiday Delivery Cutoffs in Canada

Want your customers to have their purchase in time for Christmas? Once your shipping rates and methods are set up on your site, it's important to make sure your customers know the last day they can place their orders. You'll especially want to make sure they know the Canada holiday shipping deadlines for 2019.

Canada Post Holiday Shipping Cutoffs

The Canada Post holiday shipping deadlines don't leave much room for error, so if you're planning to ship your orders through this service, you'll want to plan ahead to give your parcels plenty of time to be delivered.

Service Holiday Ship By Date
Canada Post Regular Parcel December 11, 2019
Canada Post Expedited Parcel (National) December 13, 2019
Canada Post Expedited Parcel (Regional) December 19, 2019
Canada Post Xpresspost National December 20, 2019
Canada Post Priority December 21, 2019

Purolator Holiday Shipping Cutoffs

Service Holiday Ship By Date
Purolator Next Day Delivery December 23, 2019

FedEx Holiday Shipping Cutoffs For Canada

To offer your customers the most cost-effective delivery options, encourage them to place their orders well before Christmas. The FedEx Canada holiday schedule for 2019 means that the company's cheaper services require at least two weeks for Christmas delivery.

Service Holiday Ship By Date
FedEx Ground December 13, 2019
FedEx Economy December 19, 2019
FedEx 2nd Day Service December 20, 2019
FedEx First Overnight December 23, 2019
FedEx Priority Overnight December 23, 2019
FedEx Standard Overnight December 23, 2019

2019 Holiday Delivery Deadlines in Canada

Now that you're aware of all the holiday shipping cutoff dates, we've also put together a handy holiday shipping deadlines infographic for Canadian merchants to see what services are available and how to schedule your own shipping cutoff dates to ensure your orders arrive in time for the holidays.

2019 Holiday Shipping Deadlines for Canada
Canadian send-by dates to deliver packages in time for Christmas.

The holiday seasons are the busiest - and most profitable - for every business. Do you have your holiday logistics ready? If not, we're happy to help. We've got a shipping checklist ready for you to tick off, so you're all ready to give your customers a memorable Christmas.

Happy shipping, and happy holidays!