Holiday season is in full swing and this year more than ever, people are fretting about delays. Best way to avoid gift-related anxiety? Get your orders in as early as possible, and be mindful of shipping deadlines. We’ve laid it all out for you here below:
DOMESTIC ORDERS – FOR DELIVERY BY THURSDAY DECEMBER 23, 2021
UPS Ground: Place orders by 11 am ET Thursday December 9 *There is no guarantee that UPS Ground packages will arrive by Thursday December 23
UPS 3 Day: Place orders by 11 am ET Wednesday, December 15
UPS 2 Day: Place orders by 11 am ET Thursday, December 16
UPS Next day air: Place orders by 11 am ET Friday, December 17
USPS 1st class/priority: Place orders by 11 am ET Thursday, December 9 *There is no guarantee that 1st class packages will arrive by December 23
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS – FOR DELIVERY BY THURSDAY DECEMBER 23, 2021
USPS First Class Mail International: Place orders by Thursday, November 18
*Can take up to 30 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. Not a trackable service and cannot be guaranteed to arrive by December 23. We do not recommend USPS for your holiday needs
USPS Express Mail International: Place orders by Thursday, December 2
*Should arrive by December 23 or sooner. Can take up to 15 days or more with worldwide delays and customs. We do not recommend USPS for your holiday needs.
DHL EXPRESS WORLDWIDE: Place orders by Thursday, December 9
*There is no guarantee that international packages will arrive by December 23.
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