USPS Delays

    Effective Oct 1, 2021

The USPS has announced a jump in the holiday season shipping rates, and also will be slowing down their delivery of packages due to increased volumes.  This impacts all First Class packages and all Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express packages. 

USPS Priority Mail normally takes 2-3 business days (excluding weekends and holidays), and will be slowing to at least 5 business days.  First Class packages may take up to 14 business days during peak holiday times.  (Overnight USPS Priority Express packages are no longer guaranteed to arrive overnight.)

If your tracking number has not updated after 10 business days, please contact us with your order number, and we can assist in finding your package.  

USPS 2021 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Domestic Services

  • USPS Retail Ground service to APO/FPO/DPO destinations (all ZIP Codes): November 6th

  • Priority Mail and First-Class Mail to APO/FPO/DPO (all ZIP Codes): December 9th

  • USPS Retail Ground/Parcel Select Ground: December 15th

  • Priority Mail Express Military service to all APO/FPO/DPO destinations (except ZIP Code 093): December 16th

  • First-Class Mail (including greeting cards and postcards): December 17th

  • First Class Package: December 17th

  • Priority Mail: December 18th

  • Priority Mail Express*: December 23rd

Learn more about shipping to military addresses.

Alaska

The following dates apply to mail and packages traveling to/from Alaska and the Continental United States:

  • First-Class Mail: December 18th

  • Priority Mail: December 18th

  • Priority Mail Express: December 21st

  • Retail/Parcel Select Ground: December 2nd

Hawaii

The following dates apply to mail and packages traveling to/from Alaska and the mainland (contiguous United States):

  • First-Class Mail: December 17th

  • Priority Mail: December 17th

  • Priority Mail Express: December 21st

  • Retail/Parcel Select Ground: N/A

 

Regarding Priority Mail Express service, please note this disclaimer from USPS:

*Not a guarantee, unless otherwise noted. Dates are for estimated delivery before Dec. 25. Actual delivery date may vary depending on origin, destination, Post Office acceptance date and time, and other conditions. Some restrictions apply. For Priority Mail Express shipments mailed Dec. 22 through Dec. 25, the money-back guarantee applies only if the shipment was not delivered, or delivery was not attempted, within two business days.