Adafruit will be shipping until 11am ET Weds March 18th, 2020 – and then we are closing our physical operations (COVID-19 – NYC)

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Adafruit will be shipping online customer orders until 11am ET Weds March 18th, 2020, after that we will resume shipping when we re-open (there is no specific date at this time). Please stay tuned to our blog, social media, and our live videos as to when we will resume shipping.

We are closing physical operations at the Adafruit factory in NYC after 11am on Weds, March 18th, to get the current customer orders out and whatever we can before the cut-off for outbound shipments to online customers.

If your order does not go out by the cut-off and you wish to cancel it, email [email protected] or visit the contact form.

We are still broadcasting live Wednesday night for the biggest show and tell in the world at 7pm ET, and we’re still having Ask An Engineer at 8pm ET. We’ll see you there and we’ll provide any updates or information we have as things are changing moment by moment.

ADABOX orders will be delayed, however – we expect to get those out once we resume shipping and open physical operations again.

Thank you Adafruit team members, our community, our customers, and our partners – there is a lot ahead to get through and we’ll do that together.

We did a live video real-time to keep everyone update, watch it above or here.

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  1. Daniel E Radcliffe

    So sorry that you have to shut down for a while. Adafruit is one of my favorite places to shop and get valuable information.
    Good luck to everyone employed at the company and I hope all are back as soon as it’s safe!


  2. I’m so happy you decided to do this. I currently have items arriving at my home tomorrow that I get to play with until we see each other on the “other side of the pandemic”. Yay!

    I can wait for my March Adabox until whenever. I’m a patient man.

    Spend time with family. Enjoy life and each other. Love life and and reject fear.

    I like to say that now the whole world is watching the same TV show. We have worldwide solidarity and focus. Think in your life if that has ever ever occurred worldwide? Really ever?

    We will get thru this together and build a nice worldwide bond. When this is over it will be even better for love. I am convinced of this.

    Your buddy.
    Craig K.

  3. Thank you Adafruit for all you do. You are an amazing company of awesome people and our world needs more people like you. Stay well.

  4. You all are awesome, caring, responsible, wonderful, nerds.<3 This warms my heart right now. Thank you!!!

  5. From a 61 year old geek who started his computing adventure on an Apple II in the 70’s, please stay healthy and happy. The unfortunate need of social distancing is our best defense right now. I wish you all the best.

    You guys are #1 in customer service. Any other company would have left my request hanging given the circumstances, but to see you mailed my replacement component hours after requested is amazing. My Pi based Software Defined Radio is almost done!

    I look forward to the future when our shared world returns to normal. Not really, in reality I hope for a new normal that is better for us all. God bless!

    Keeping Watch-

    Joe Shuman, KE8KJZ

  6. Dale Middleton

    Be safe, people. You are irreplacible, and your site is the most brilliant and fun thing around for an old techie like me.

    The web is full of people only able to bring anger or pain. You make the world a better place, We need you here. Stay off as long as you need, but make sure you come back!! I’m selfish – I want you around for a long time.

    My order can wait as long as needed – it will just grow anyway!

    Nuts, even your human test is fun.

  7. Thank You Adafruit and all the Staff for everything, wish you the best and a safe stay at home session…

  8. I truly believe these words about the company called ADAFRUIT. Especially in these times of world-wide stress and anxiety. All people take care and be safe.


    A Amazing
    D Dependable
    A Awesome
    F Fresh
    R Responsible
    U Unbelievable
    I Imaginative
    T Talented

  9. Hi guys,

    Good luck and stay healthy the next weeks. This will hopefully be only a short period.

    Best regards from Berlin.

  10. Kumar Vadaparty

    Thank you for everything you did so far, and will do. You have reshaped the maker movement.

    You are amazing.

    Take care and be safe. Health is number one!!

    P.S. I can’t forget the plea from Phil in the last show – (paraphrasing) – “if we can help with ventilators, please let us know how and allow us to help”.

    What a lovely heart. I wish us makers can do something about even the basic things the country needs: masks, gloves, hand sanitizers

  11. Dave Filicicchia

    Thanks for how you support your workers; it was good to hear how you are paying them even during the shutdown.

    And thanks for getting the 3857 Feather shipped out before the shutdown!

    Praying that all goes well for you all.


  12. Kyoshii Teriatzi

    It sucks that this mess has forced you guys to shut down… Hopefully things will clear up and you’ll be able to get back to what y’all are good at — keeping the Maker army supplied! I’m about to place an order, and I’ll be eagerly awaiting the end of the apocalypse so we can all go back to making!

    Stay safe, watch out for zombies, and wait it out, we’re gonna be ok <3

  13. So, if this thing stretches out such that you are having cash problems, please, please, please, send out a request for help! I don’t think I’m the only one who would be willing to buy gift certificates and convert them to donations if you were in need.


  14. Un abbraccio dall’Italia!

  15. Paul E (mnstargzer)

    Hoping the best for adafruit team, and all new yorkers. Hurry back (safely).

    That is without a doubt the coolest bot-deterrent i’ve seen, and that is ironic for a company that encourages bots to run wild and free!

    Well done.

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