During the Holidays, shipping can be a bit confusing, and delays happen from time to time. Sadly, we can not guarantee shipping times during this season, but here is a guide the ensure we can do the best possible job at getting you your packages on time.
Here is a quick overview of shipping dates for arrival by Christmas day (see below for more detailed info):
- December 14th (By 2pm)- Last Day for UPS Ground, FedEx Ground, and USPS Priority to Hawaii to be shipped on December 15th
- December 17th (by 5pm)- Last Day for USPS Priority Mail to be shipped before December 19th
- December 20th- Last day for UPS 3-Day, FedEx Express Saver, and USPS Express to Alaska and Hawaii to be shipped on December 21st
- December 21st- Last day for UPS 2nd Day Air and FedEx 2-Day
- December 22nd- Last Day for UPS Next Day Air, FedEx Overnight and USPS Express to be shipped on December 23rd
For our regular shipping and free shipping, we ship via USPS Priority or UPS Ground at our discretion. December 14th by 2pm is the cutoff for free shipping to arrive by Chirstmas* (this is not a guarantee of delivery). For other shipping methods, please refer to the list above.
Please keep in mind that these are the last days where orders places should arrive by Christmas. However, we recommend ordering earlier, as, in our experience, there tend to be a number of issues causing package delays when shipping on the last possible day the shipping companies say one can ship for Christmas.
Orders shipping internationally via DHL or USPS may not have as accurate of shipping times, as customs clearance is often delayed during the holidays. If you are located outside of the US, please order well in advance of Christmas, as that will give us the best chance of having your package delivered in time.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please keep in mind that even though we may ship in time and do everything correctly, there may still be some unforeseen delays with the shipping that are beyond our control. The earlier you order, the better chance we have of helping you get your package in time. We hope you have a wonderful Holiday season.
Japanese Knife Imports will be closed for the holidays and New Year from December 24th, 2020 to January 7th, 2021, reopening for normal business on January 7th, 2021 (*this schedule is still tentative and may change).
During this time, our website will remain active, but all orders placed after December 22nd at midnight and during the time we are closed will ship when we return to work on January 7th. Orders placed on the 23rd will be available for pickup on the 23rd at the store, during our normal store hours. While we are closed, we will be periodically checking e-mails, so if you need anything, please feel free to contact us via e-mail, as opposed to voice mail. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year. Thank you so much for your amazing support through 2020. Its been an interesting year to say the least. We hope you are all staying safe and healthy and we look forward to continuing to serve you in 2021.
-The Japanese Knife Imports Team