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Making those Deadlines for Christmas Packages

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Believe it or not, Christmas is around the corner and there are only a few days left to mail off those gifts to love ones, ABC Montana's Joe Moeller spoke with the owner of the UPS store in Helena who explained what you need to know before shipping packages.

Christmas is a week a way now, and although Monday and Tuesday were some of the busiest shipping days of the year with a record 29 million packages sent on Tuesday alone, procrastination is sometimes inevitable.

For those of you who still have items to be sent in and out of state and want those gifts delivered by Christmas, the clock is ticking as the owner of this ups store in Helena explains,

"It doesn't travel over the weekend so you cannot count Saturday and Sunday you will only count business days, for tomorrow will be the last choice for three day select, by Friday you will be by second day air, and by Monday it will be next day air." says Suzanne Bahny the owner of UPS in Helena.

Sending packages in shorter periods of time will change the type of delivery you will need to purchase, but that is not the only factor that will change how much money is coming out of your pocket.

"The larger the package is the more it costs, the more it weighs the more it costs, the further you go the more it costs." continues Bahny.

For ups air travel is more expensive than ground, so shipping in Montana is going to be a little easier.

"Air is always more expensive than ground, ground is your most reasonable, which is why you know you should get in as early as you can if you want it there on time." added Bahny.

Many delivery companies like UPS and Fedex do have charts online showing deadlines for specific delivery options. The deadline of course, being Christmas Eve.

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