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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