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 18th (at midnight)- Last Day for USPS Priority (Free Shipping) and FedEx Express Saver
- December 19th (at midnight)- Last day for FedEx Overnight
- December 20th (at midnight)- Last Day for USPS Express
For our regular shipping and free shipping, we ship via USPS Priority. Our cutoff time is midnight on December 18th, 2018 for these shipments to be delivered by Christmas (according to the USPS's holiday shipping guide).
For orders shipping via USPS Express, the last day you can order and have the package arrive in time is December 20th at midnight. 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 day the USPS says that can ship for Christmas.
Orders shipping via FedEx Overnight will need to be ordered by December 19th at midnight, and Saturday delivery may need to be selected (as we are closed on Thursdays and this would ship on Friday). FedEx Express saver can be ordered as late as December 18th at midnight.
Orders shipping via DHL 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