The holidays are quickly approaching and consumers will be firing up their computers and mobile devices to search, click and purchase. Preparation is key for e-commerce businesses this year, as 2017 is expected to be the biggest online shopping season we’ve ever experienced. Adobe Digital Insights analyzed data from 4,500 retail websites and is predicting the 2017 holiday season will break $100 billion in online sales.
We’ve gathered key online holiday shopping dates and holiday shipping schedules to help your business prepare for a record-breaking online sale season and avoid shipping delays.
Holiday Dates 2017
Thanksgiving and Grey Thursday: Nov 23
Black Friday: Nov 24
Cyber Monday: Nov 27
Retargeting Tuesday: Nov 28
Giving Tuesday: Nov 28
Small Business Saturday: Dec 2
Green Monday: Dec 11
Hanukkah: Dec 12-20
Free Shipping Day: Friday, Dec 15
Christmas Eve: Sunday, Dec 24
Christmas: Monday, Dec 25
Holiday Shipping Dates 2017
Does not pickup or deliver on Nov 23 or Dec 25.
The last day for shipping is Dec 18 to have packages arrive before Dec 25.
Full UPS Holiday Schedule: https://compass.ups.com/ups-holiday-calendar/
The FedEx Holiday Schedule varies by locaiton and service: http://www.fedex.com/us/holiday/holiday-service-schedule.html
Last day for ground retail delivery is Thursday, Dec 14 to ensure delivery before Dec 25.
Post offices will be closed Dec 24 but will still be delivering packages in select locations.
Full USPS Holiday Schedule: http://about.usps.com/holidaynews/pdf/2017holiday-domestic-tips.pdf