Here is our best advice on selecting a shipping
method that will achieve pre-Christmas delivery for parcels delivered to most US
We ship from Seattle, Washington 98116.
USPS First Class/Priority Mail
- USPS First Class and Priority Mail provide remarkably swift
and reliable air-expedited service at a price that allows us to include free shipping with our
low pricing. However, as Christmas approaches, transit times can run 1 or 2 days longer than normal. An upgrade to Priority
may increase the likelihood of pre-Christmas delivery at a modest cost. You can use the
Priority Mail Delivery Map to determine normal transit days using Zipcode 98116 as the origin Zip Code. Add 1 to 2 days to the normal delivery time for a Christmas margin of safety.
Priority Mail Express - Priced a little higher than FedEx 2Day service, USPS Priority Mail Express is scheduled to reach most addresses overnight, but some may take two days. The Express Mail Commitments webpage will tell you when you can expect a parcel to arrive at a location by providing the expected shipment date and our Origin Zip Code, 98116. Reliability is high, but not as quite as good as FedEx overnight services.
FedEx Express -
For fast, highly reliable, date-definite delivery, FedEx is the way to go,
though it can be expensive. If you are shipping to a rural or remote area, we
recommend that you visit the
to confirm that normal transit times apply to your destination, or
call us for assistance at 206-937-1515. Use 98116 as the "From" Zip Code.
Orders placed through 1 pm PST Monday - Friday
will be shipped the same day. On Saturday, orders to be shipped by the USPS
placed by noon PST will be shipped the same day. FedEx shipments are dispatched Monday through Friday.
Pre-Christmas Delivery by Shipping Date
certain, barring unusual delays.
90 - 95% certainty. Recommended if arrival after Christmas would not be hugely disappointing.
Risky, but still possible. Recommended only for gamblers on a budget.
not, barring a Christmas miracle.