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Holiday Shipping Information

Important Information about Holiday Shipments:

UPS will not be making pickups or deliveries on 11/23 and 11/24 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Those days are not considered to be “business days” in calculating Time-In-Transit.

Since most schools close for winter break beginning 12/19, unless you specify otherwise, all orders being shipped to a school address will be shipped to arrive on or before 12/15. If Ground shipping will not arrive in time for that delivery date, we will delay shipping the order so that it arrives on or after January 2.

(If your school will close earlier than 12/15, please be sure to tell us exactly what date it closes and what date it re-opens. If your shipment is returned to us because your school is closed for the holidays, we'll have to charge for re-shipping!)

In order to ensure that your order arrives in time for Christmas, please be sure to place your order in time. Remember that during this busy time of year, UPS and FedEx do not guarantee on-time delivery for ground shipments! Allow an extra day or two for UPS and FedEx delays due to high volume, and watch out for those unpredictable sudden blizzards that strand the trucks!

Please use the following timetables to determine the best shipping option for your holiday purchases:

(Please note: while these dates are generally reliable, shipping time is not guaranteed, especially on shipments outside the US and on all postal shipments. Once we place your package in the hands of the shipper, delivery time is out of our control!)

Shipments to SCHOOL Addresses

Deadline (Last Day) Shipping Option
Fri, Dec 1st, 2PM PST Last Day for Overseas including APO & FPO
Thu, Dec 7th, 2PM PST Last Day for Ground to schools in 6-day zones (purple on the map)
Thu, Dec 7th, 2PM PST Last Day for Ground to schools in 5-day zones (brown on the map)
Mon, Dec 11th, 2PM PST Last Day for Ground to schools in 4-day zones (green on the map)
Tue, Dec 12th, 2PM PST Last Day for Ground to schools in 3-day zones (orange on the map)
Wed, Dec 13th, 2PM PST Last Day for Ground to schools in 2-day zones (blue on the map)
Thu, Dec 14th, 2PM PST Last Day for Ground to schools in 1-day zones (red on the map)
After Wed, Dec 14th, orders will ship to arrive after Jan 2

Shipments to HOME Addresses

Deadline (Last Day) Shipping Option
Fri, Dec 1st, 2PM PST Last Day for Overseas including APO & FPO
Thu, Dec 14th, 2PM PST Last Day for all shipments

UPS Ground Transit Times

UPS Transit Times from CA

(Please note: UPS and FedEx suspend their on-time delivery guarantees for ground shipments during the peak season from Dec 11 to Dec 24. Due to the high volume of holiday shipments, UPS, FedEx, and the Post Office are always overwhelmed, and they will not guarantee transit times, and will not refund shipping charges if delivery is not made on time.

We urge you to place your order sooner, rather than later! If you wait until the last minute, we're afraid you might be disappointed.

   

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