If you’re considering an order as a gift to someone for the holidays or a birthday present, we want to make sure you have the information you need about estimated delivery times and shipping.
Basic Promotional Shipping
We offer promotional shipping free at the minimum on all shipments for your orders. These have estimated delivery times of 3-6 weeks. We ship from overseas by airmail from China and are cleared by Customs. Then final delivery comes through USPS to you. Promotional shipping does not have a tracking number with it.
Expedited Shipping (Best Choice)
For this reason, as well as to improve delivery times, we offer Expedited Shipping — either free or for a slight upgrade fee — for all items in shipments. Expedited Shipping has average delivery times of 2-3 weeks after the items are shipped from China. Shipping usually takes 1-2 days to process and dispatch, and you receive an email when your package ships. We also provide a tracking number for all of these shipments that you can use with the USPS package tracking system.
Christmas & Holiday Delivery
Because of our shipping times, even with Expedited Shipping, we can’t guarantee Christmas delivery if your order is placed after December 7th. For another 4 to 5 days after that date, packages may still make it on time with some good luck, but it isn’t something we can guarantee if you need it by Christmas Day (especially since we know how USPS can implode at Christmas time!)
We do also keep a small stock of selected products available for faster shipment in the US. Please call us at (855) 249-2323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if the items you are interested in are in stock.
A minimum order of $35 is needed for free shipping, but we offer a Small Order Shipping Upgrade of $3.95 for lower order amounts shipped from our US location.
We also now offer Gift Cards delivered by email, so you can now send a gift that way right up until the last minute. Gift card numbers are issued automatically after your payment and emailed out within a few minutes. You can add a personal message and choose different amounts, or even a custom amount. This is another great way to do a gift for someone. You can also schedule to send the gift card at a later date to arrive on a special day for your gift recipient.
General Shipping Information and Delivery Estimates
Expedited Shipping for 2018
Order by December 7, Ship by December 9, Estimated Delivery between December 19 and December 23.
Order by December 13, Ship by December 15, Estimated Delivery between December 26 and December 30.
Order by December 18, Ship by December 20, Estimate Delivery between January 2nd and January 4th.
A Few Final Thoughts
I hope this information is helpful to you. Next year we are looking into expanding into US-based fulfillment for our more popular products, allowing for not only shorter delivery times for these items but also more potential shipping options such as 2-day expedited delivery for a small charge or even free Two-Day delivery on orders over a certain amount. We’ll keep you posted on that if you join our announcement list (see sidebar). For now, the limited US shipping option we have is shown in the Delivery section above.