Updated 12-1-21: As of now, we are shipping orders within two days — often on the same day (excluding weekends) — and the USPS and UPS seems to be making timely deliveries. Most orders are arriving within 5 business days from when they’ve been placed. Based on this, I’m comfortable continuing to receive orders through noon EST Monday, December 13th.
It pains me to do this, but I’m bumping up our shipping deadlines this holiday season. Usually, I ship orders until the last possible moment, but the US Postal Service is still experiencing delays (despite a significant increase in our postage costs), and I don’t see them getting any better during the holiday rush.
A spot check of our orders in mid-October showed that most of them are arriving within 5 days, but a first-class envelope mailed to us in mid-September took 18 days to get to Philadelphia from Arkansas!
Through October & November, we will continue to ship direct orders via USPS and UPS Ground (for larger orders over 1 lb). I do not suggest upgrading to USPS Priority Mail as it does not seem to make a difference in delivery time.
Our December 2021 Shipping Schedule
Monday, December 6th through Monday, December 13th – We will ship orders that come in as quickly as we can. Please understand that once they reach the US Post Office or UPS, there is nothing we can do to expedite delivery.
Tuesday, December 14th through Friday, December 17th – A “SHOP AMAZON” notice will be on the home page. We’ll be in the office, and if an order comes in we’ll ship it, but we may contact you first to make sure you understand that it may not reach you by Christmas. We will have notices on our home page and check out pages to this effect.
Monday, December 20th through Sunday, January 2nd – CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAY. OFFICES ARE CLOSED. NO SHIPPING. I’m closing for the holiday early this year, but our year-end sale will occur sometime during this break, so stop by and snag some fabulous deals. Stock up on some bags for next Christmas! Be sure to join our mailing list to get notified of the start date.
Monday, January 3rd – Happy 2022! We’ll be back and shipping the sale orders!!