Holiday Shipping Cut-Off Dates for 2017
Flagline knows how important it is that your packages (and gifts) arrive on time. We work hard to make sure everything is turned around as fast as possible. We still ship as fast as always over the holidays and most orders are processed and shipped the same day (if placed prior to the 6pm eastern time cut-off). Carriers like USPS, FedEx, and UPS are dealing with much higher volumes than normal and that can lead to unexpected delays and longer transit times. There can also be unforeseen delays due to weather and/or human error (hopefully not!). As always please give us a call if you have any questions.
We are expecting this holiday season (2017) to be very heavy and already UPS is showing signs of struggling to keep up. The weather is warmer than usually for most of the country which should be a good thing but many places are still seeing effects from the extreme weather experienced earlier (California, Texas, Puerto Rico, etc). That being said- there will still be record high volumes with online shopping expected to grow (again). Just a warning!
UPS and FedEx will have money-back guarantees for their air shipments for most of the holiday season (UPS 2Day and UPS 3Day will need 3 and 4 days respectively after Dec. 18th). UPS and FedEx Ground have NO money back service guarantees for Nov. 27-Dec. 24th. US Post Office may make recommendations but unless you ship Express Mail they never have money-back guarantees with any of their shipments.
No shipments will be processed Thursday November 23th, Monday December 25th, and Monday January 1st
Here are the recommended Holiday Shipping cut-off dates for Christmas arrival 2017.
USPS First Class Mail- Friday December 15th
USPS Priority Mail- Tuesday December 19th
USPS Priority Express Mail- Thursday December 21st
UPS Ground- Thursday December 14th
UPS 3Day- Monday December 18th
UPS 2Day- Tuesday December 19th
UPS Overnight- Thursday December 21st
FedEx Express Saver (3Day)- Tuesday December 19th
FedEx 2Day- Wednesday December 20th
FedEx Overnight- Thursday December 21st
FedEx International Economy/Priority - Friday December 15th -for most of the world (Canada would be Tuesday December 19th)
USPS International First Class Mail- Monday December 4th
USPS Priority International Mail- Tuesday December 12th
USPS Express International Mail- Friday December 15th