Holiday Shipping Times
Tony here, I’m the owner at the Map Shop.
I hope this note finds you enjoying your fall, or what we call in the e-commerce business, the calm before the storm.
Last holiday season was a tough one. We shipped holiday orders on time but because of shipping delays, some of those orders arrived later than expected. USPS, FedEx, UPS, and DHL experienced longer than normal delivery times. This was frustrating.
I know how it feels when you’re excited to receive a gift you’ve chosen for someone and it doesn’t arrive on time, which made it a stressful time for me. Due to staffing and vehicle shortages last year, 20% of packages didn’t have a truck or a driver to pick them up. I don’t believe these issues have been resolved and I expect even more people will place online orders this year. I anticipate unprecedented shipping delays.
If you are ordering gifts online this year, I strongly urge you to order in early November. I expect that once we get into December, shipping companies may not be able to deliver by Christmas. I hope I’m wrong.