Will My Package Arrive By Christmas?
With Christmas drawing near, we have a lot of customers who want to know if their package will arrive by Christmas.
Our staff at Infinite Discs is doing all we can to ensure that your package will arrive by December 25th. All orders in by 4:30 PM MST, are shipped out the same day. With that said, we have to rely on the different parcel carriers for the actual delivery. Here are some guidelines for the last days you will want to order different items, if you want to make sure* they arrive before Christmas.
Safe Order Deadline to arrive by Christmas: Monday, December 17th.
For small packages (2 or less discs), towels, small accessories, mini’s, physical gift cards, etc. weighing less than 16oz, the USPS guideline is 2-5 days. Assuming the worst and a 5 day delivery time, unless you make a Priority mail upgrade you will want to make sure your order is in by 4:30 on Monday, December 17th.
Note, if you pay extra for the “Priority Upgrade” to ship a small package Priority Mail, your likely safe to receive in time date is Wednesday, December 19th. If your order is made beyond the 19th, and you NEED it by Christmas, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we can give you a quote of what the cost will be for expedited shipping.
Safe Order Deadline: Wednesday, December 19th
For Medium sized packages 3-11 discs and economy bags, we usually ship USPS priority mail within the United States. Priority Mail delivery time is typically 2-3 days. Orders in by 4:30 on Wednesday, December 21st, should arrive by Christmas. However, to be on the safe side, in case of any USPS handling errors or delays, you should plan to have these orders in by Tuesday, December 19th.
If your order is made after December 19th, and you NEED it by Christmas, contact email@example.com and we can give you a quote of what the cost will be for express delivery.
Safe Order Deadline: Friday, December 14th
Large packages including baskets, large backpacks, and 11+ discs are typically shipped UPS ground, which can take up to a week to arrive depending on your location and proximity to Utah. It’s also important to know that for many of these products are delivered directly from the manufacturer, who may not process your order as quickly as we do in house. If you want one of these items to arrive by Christmas, you’ll likely be fine if your order is in by December 17th, but to be safe, you’ll want it in by 2:00 on Friday the 14th.
Unless you want to specifically arrange to pay hundreds extra for priority upgrades for large Packages, we cannot do Priority Upgrades for our fixed $3 shipping fee. For large packages, that only guarantees priority processing.
Safe Order Deadline: It Might Be Too Late
If you want something internationally, it might already be too late to get to you by Christmas. For international shipping we use DHL which usually arrives to Canada and Europe within one week, but. So if you order before December 14th there is a good chance you will receive it by Christmas, but there is no guarantee.
If you’re too late for a disc golf Christmas Gift, There is always next year right? Or, consider a Happy New Year gift… But do you really need a reason to give somebody a great disc golf gift?
Deadline to Arrive By Christmas: December 25th
The safest bet (and arguably the best Christmas gift for a disc golfer) is an E-Gift card. An email gift card code will be sent to you (or directly to the recipient) within seconds. The other nice thing about an electronic gift card is that you can personalize it any way you want. Print it up and put it in a card or a picture with an original poem you wrote, or a picture of yourself. Who doesn’t like a personalized gift? Or to make things super simple, and just email the code directly to the recipient.
Safe Order Deadline: Nonexistent
What if I waited until the week of Christmas to order my discs? Overnight and rushed 2 day shipping options are available, but these can get pricey and there are no promises on delivery time. This is not a safe option, however, if you would like to give it a try, email or call us before you make the order. The shipping price on these are determined case by case. Again, at this point, the best ordering option may be a gift card.
*In rare instances (less than 1% of all orders), packages get misplaced or lost by the individual carriers and do not arrive by the estimated time frame. We cannot guarantee that any package will actually arrive by Christmas.