Preparing for the 2021 Holidays

Prepare for the holidays by understanding some of the USPS shipping deadlines.

ServiceShipping Cutoff Date
Retail Ground™Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
First Class Mail®Friday, December 17th, 2021
Priority Mail®Monday, December 20th, 2021
Priority Mail Express®Thursday, December 23rd, 2021

Remember that customers ordering close to Christmas are most likely expecting their packages to arrive before then. We encourage you to add the cut off date(s) so that your customers are aware of when is the last day they can purchase to receive their Christmas packages on time.

Just like there are shipping cut off dates, there are also shipping price increases. Be sure to make these changes accordingly if you do not want to pay extra money.

USPS holiday fees and surcharges

Starting: October 3, 2021 Ending: December 26, 2021

Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, Parcel Select Ground and USPS Retail Ground:

  • $0.75 increase for PM and PME Flat Rate Boxes and Envelopes.
  • $0.25 increase for Zones 1-4, 0-10 lbs.
  • $0.75 increase for Zones 5-9, 0-10 lbs.
  • $1.50 increase for Zones 1-4, 11-20 lbs.
  • $3.00 increase for Zones 5-9, 11-20lbs.
  • $2.50 increase for Zones 1-4, 21-70 lbs.
  • $5.00 increase for Zones 5-9, 21-70 lbs.


Add your shipping announcements to your shop’s description and give your customer’s a heads up.

Add your items to the Fall or Christmas Collection Categories so that they are easily searchable.

God bless you. ❤️💜❤️💜

If you’re a Galilee Life vendor, log in to your knowledgebase for practical tips to help you navigate your shop! 

P.S. One of the most important things you can do for your business is to pray for it every day.

Verse of the week:  Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

With Love, 

Your Galilee Life Family

Galilee Life

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