Adafruit Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2019

Adafruit holiday shipping 2019 blog

It might seem like you just swept away your Halloween cobwebs, but its time to start planning your holiday projects, presents and pageantry.

Adafruit wants to make sure everyone is well prepared with their electronic goodies this upcoming season.

The Adafruit Shipping Department works hard to get your orders out as quickly as we can, but once they’re in the hands of our carriers they’re out of our control. Carriers have been struggling to keep up with the sharp rise in online orders. UPS, FedEX, DHL and USPS all experienced delivery delays over the last few years.

So all the Adafruit Shippers say: Please be sure you get your gifts early! Order as soon as you can! Once you place your order we’ll ship like the wind!

If you forgot to heed this warning and ran out of time, Gift Certificates make a great gift for the maker in your life.


Adafruit Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2019

Please note: We do not offer Saturday or Sunday service for DHL, UPS or USPS.

Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, no DHL, UPS or USPS pickup or delivery service.

Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2019, no DHL, UPS or USPS pickup or delivery service.

Domestic Orders – for delivery by Monday December 23:

  • UPS Ground: Place orders by Thursday 11 am ET Monday December 9, 2019*There is no guarantee that UPS Ground packages will arrive by December 23, 2019. 
  • UPS 3 Day: Place orders by Friday 11 am ET December 13, 2019
  • UPS 2 Day: Place orders by Monday 11 am ET December 16, 2019
  • UPS Next day air: Place orders by Thursday 11 am ET December 19, 2019
  • USPS 1st class/priority: Place orders by Monday December 9, 2019 *There is no guarantee that 1st class packages will arrive by December 23, 2019

International Orders – for delivery by Monday December 23:

  • USPS First Class Mail International: Place orders by Monday November 18, 2019 *Can take up to 30 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. Not a trackable service and cannot be guaranteed to arrive by 12/23/2019
  • USPS Express Mail International: Place orders by Monday December 2, 2019 – Should arrive by Should arrive by 12/23/2019 or sooner. Can take up to 15 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. 
  • UPS WORLDWIDE EXPRESS, UPS WORLDWIDE EXPEDITED and UPS EXPRESS SAVER: Place orders by Monday December 9, 2019. There is no guarantee that international packages will arrive by December 23, 2019.
  • DHL EXPRESS WORLDWIDE: Place orders by Monday December 9, 2019 *There is no guarantee that international packages will arrive by December 23, 2019.

For specific shipping questions you can review our Shipping Info and if you are still stumped contact us!


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