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Holiday Shipping Cut-Off Dates for 2018


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 (2018) to be very heavy and already UPS is showing signs of struggling to keep up.  The weather is looking to cause major problems this year with many areas already experiencing winter storms in October. 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 22nd, Tuesday December 25th, and Tuesday January 1st

Here are the  recommended Holiday Shipping cut-off dates for Christmas arrival 2018.


USPS First Class Mail- Friday December 14th

USPS Priority Mail- Wednesday December 19th

USPS Priority Express Mail- Friday December 21st


UPS Ground-  Friday December 14th

UPS 3Day- Tuesday December 18th

UPS 2Day- Thursday December 20th

UPS Overnight- Friday December 21st


Fed Ex Ground- Monday December 17th

FedEx Express Saver (3Day)- Tuesday December 18th

FedEx 2Day- Thursday December 20th

FedEx Overnight- Friday December 21st


FedEx International Economy/Priority - Friday December 14th -for most of the world (Canada would be Wednesday December 19th)


USPS International First Class Mail- Tuesday December 4th

USPS Priority International Mail- Thursday December 8th

USPS Express International Mail- Friday December 14th