Ultimate Q4 checklist for advertisers

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Advertisers, as the “shop 'til you drop” mentality of the holiday season approaches, ensure you’re prepared for the biggest spending days of the year. 

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Our Q4 readiness guide for advertisers ensures you're fully prepared for the madness of the gifting season. Whether you are amid planning or have just begun, we've created the ultimate checklist for retailers looking to maximize return on their affiliate marketing efforts in 2019. 

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Additionally, we've created an important dates calendar filled with insider tips, tricks, notable holidays and shipping deadlines.   


  • Dec 9: Deadline for FedEx SmartPost shipments
  • Dec 13: Deadline for FedEx International Ground shipments
  • Dec 16: Deadline for FedEx Ground and Home Delivery shipments
  • Dec 19: Deadline for FedEx Express Saver shipments
  • Dec 20: Deadline for FedEx 2-Day, 2-Day A.M. shipments and International Economy
  • Dec 23: Deadline for FedEx Standard Overnight, Priority Overnight, First Overnight, International Priority and International First shipments
  • Dec 24: Deadline for FedEx International Next Flight shipments
  • Dec 25: Deadline for all FedEx SameDay shipments


  • Dec 13: Deadline for UPS Ground and Standard shipments
  • Dec 19: Deadline for UPS 3 Day Select and Worldwide Expedited shipments
  • Dec 20: Deadline for UPS 2nd Day Air and Worldwide Express shipments
  • Dec 23: Deadline for UPS Next Day Air shipments
  • Dec 24: Pickup available for only Air and International Air packages if prearranged by Thu Dec 19
  • Dec 25: No pickup or delivery service, UPS Express Critical services available


  • Dec 14: Deadline for Standard Parcel Post (Mail) shipments
  • Dec 20: Deadline for First Class Mail shipments
  • Dec 21: Deadline for Priority Mail shipments
  • Dec 23: Deadline for Priority Mail Express shipments


  • Dec 15: Free shipping option deadline
  • Dec 17: Standard shipping option deadline
  • Dec 21: Two-day shipping deadline
  • Dec 23: One-day shipping deadline *In select cities*
  • Dec 24: Same-day delivery *9:30 am local time in select cities*
  • Dec 24: Two-hour delivery *9:45 p.m. local time or earlier in select cities. Free and exclusive for Prime members via Prime Now*


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