Holiday Shipping Cut-Off Dates for 2020
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 (2020) to be very heavy and COVID-19 has complicated things even more as supply chains have been overworked and strained for most of the year. Most carriers have been working hard to try and bulk up for the holiday season but we expect to see more delays than usual (especially with the US Post Office).
FedEx will have money-back guarantees for their air shipments for most of the holiday season, but UPS has no money-back guarantees on ANY of their shipments, starting March 24, 2020 and continuing until further notice. 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 26th, Friday December 25th, and Friday January 1st
Here are the recommended Holiday Shipping cut-off dates for Christmas arrival 2020.
USPS First Class Mail- Monday December 14th
USPS Priority Mail- Wednesday December 16th
USPS Priority Express Mail- Wednesday December 23rd (Alaska and Hawaii are Dec. 21)
UPS Ground- Tuesday December 15th
UPS 3Day- Monday December 21st
UPS 2Day- Tuesday December 22nd
UPS Overnight- Wednesday December 23rd
Fed Ex Ground- Tuesday December 15th
FedEx Express Saver (3Day)- Monday December 21st
FedEx 2Day- Tuesday December 22nd
FedEx Overnight- Wednesday December 23rd
FedEx International Economy/Priority - Friday December 11th -for most of the world (Canada would be Friday December 18th)
USPS International First Class Mail- Tuesday December 1st
USPS Priority International Mail- Monday December 7th
USPS Express International Mail- Monday December 14th