Tuesday marks major Christmas shipping deadline

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Christmas is almost here.

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What's arriving even sooner, though, are those vital shipping deadlines to get gifts on time before the big day.

And Tuesday is one of them.

Dec. 15 marks the last day shoppers can mail gifts by regular ground shipping through FedEx, UPS and U.S. Postal Service.

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The pressure to deliver holiday gifts on time has increased exponentially for retailers and carriers as the coronavirus pandemic has more people shopping online and requiring delivery services in order to receive their items.

A FedEx Express courier prepares the numerous packages inside the delivery truck parked on the street in Hong Kong, China on May 11, 2020: (Photo by Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

However, to make sure people stay ahead, major carriers and even some retailers have provided recommended send-by dates for expected delivery before Dec. 25.

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The next major deadline inching up is Walmart's. The retailer announced that Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. local time is the deadline for free two-day shipping on eligible items.

Even though some deadlines have already passed, there are still plenty of other opportunities to ship out packages for arrival by Dec. 25.

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For Walmart, the next deadline is Dec. 21 for free next-day delivery. For in-store pickup at Walmart, orders must be placed by Dec. 23 at 4 p.m. local time for pickup on Dec. 24.

Meanwhile, FedEx and UPS, and USPS have a slew of delivery deadlines next week.

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