Adafruit Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2020

Adafruit holiday shipping 2020 blog

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

With all the ups and downs of 2020 its more important than ever to get your orders in early. 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. Across the board we have seen carriers suspend, delay and extend on-time guarantees this year. With carriers already struggling the holiday season is bound to see delays.

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.


  • UPS Ground: Place orders by Wednesday 11 am ET Wednesday December 9, 2020*There is no guarantee that UPS Ground packages will arrive by December 23, 2020. 
  • UPS 3 Day: Place orders by Tuesday 11 am ET December 15, 2020
  • UPS 2 Day: Place orders by Wednesday 11 am ET December 16, 2020
  • UPS Next day air: Place orders by Friday 11 am ET December 18, 2020
  • USPS 1st class/priority: Place orders by Wednesday December 9, 2020 *There is no guarantee that 1st class packages will arrive by December 23, 2020


  • USPS First Class Mail International: Place orders by Wednesday November 18, 2020 *Can take up to 30 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. Not a trackable service and cannot be guaranteed to arrive by 12/23/2020. We do not recommend USPS for your holiday needs
  • USPS Express Mail International: Place orders by Wednesday December 2, 2020 – Should arrive by Should arrive by 12/23/2020 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 Wednesday December 9, 2020. There is no guarantee that international packages will arrive by December 23, 2020. Only available in select locations
  • DHL EXPRESS WORLDWIDE: Place orders by Wednesday December 9, 2020 *There is no guarantee that international packages will arrive by December 23, 2020.

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

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