Holiday Shipping Cut-Off Dates for 2019
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 (2019) to be heavy again. Since Amazon switched to using UPS over FedEx we are worried that UPS may not be able to keep up with the increased volume. The weather is looking to cause major problems this year with many areas already experiencing winter storms. 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 28th, Wednesday December 25th, and Wednesday January 1st
Here are the recommended Holiday Shipping cut-off dates for Christmas arrival 2019.
USPS First Class Mail- Monday December 16th
USPS Priority Mail- Friday December 20th
USPS Priority Express Mail- Monday December 23rd
UPS Ground- Monday December 16th
UPS 3Day- Thursday December 19th
UPS 2Day- Friday December 20th
UPS Overnight- Monday December 23rd
Fed Ex Ground- Monday December 16th
FedEx Express Saver (3Day)- Thursday December 19th
FedEx 2Day- Friday December 20th
FedEx Overnight- Monday December 23rd
FedEx International Economy/Priority - Friday December 13th -for most of the world (Canada would be Friday December 20th)
USPS International First Class Mail- Wednesday December 4th
USPS Priority International Mail- Friday December 6th
USPS Express International Mail- Friday December 13th