The Must-Know Dates for Holiday Shipping 2012 [Infographic]
Surprise! It’s November, and we’re now in the busy season. Because we know that you’re a likewise busy person, we created this handy infographic to help you know of important dates coming up in the next couple months. FedEx, UPS, and USPS all have some special closures and rules for shipping over the next few weeks. At the bottom, you’ll also find that incredibly important “ship by” calendar so that all your packages get there on time. So, now you know that even if you’re running a little late, USPS Express can get that package there on Christmas from just the Saturday before.
As with everything, here’s a word of caution: most of the carriers have special rules about their “guaranteed delivery” dates, so make sure that you read the fine print. Shipping earlier rather than later is always a good idea. Clearly labeling your last “ship by” dates for the holidays on your website can help to alleviate customer questions and potential frustration. Above all, expect something to go wrong. Then, if it does, you’re prepared. If not, you’re happily surprised (and probably a bit relieved).
Remember, we’re here to help. If you have any tips or questions, drop us a line in the comments. And good luck! :)