“A Guide to Holiday Shipping 2014” on SmallBizDaily


By Nancy Weiss

With a short holiday shopping season fast approaching (just 27 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas), early-bird shopping is critical to get ahead of the holiday rush. Also critical - ensuring you don't miss the holiday shipping deadlines for FedEx, UPS and USPS to deliver those gifts to your loved ones in time.

We've pulled together a few tips to help shoppers (and shippers!) get ready for the hustle and bustle:

Plan ahead

Make sure to jot down gift ideas before you step out the door. A little prep time makes for a more successful shopping trip.

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