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This is a general Shipping Notification for customers who are wondering if they order something from us, will it arrive in time for Christmas 2018, and what method of shipping should they choose when placing their orders. This notification should be viewed as a general guide, not as a requirement or guarantee of services therein. We reserve the right to change this notice, any and all information forthwith, at any time, with or without reason or notice.

  • We ship with the United States Postal Service (USPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). We do not use any other carrier. If you choose to use your own carrier and arrange for pick up of your order, you may do so in accordance with the information provided below.
  • The USPS and Fed-Ex have set forth ''Last Days To Ship'' notices which inform their customers when the last days to ship items are, for delivery by Christmas. We will post those dates, as well as our own ''Last Days To Order'' Notice which will give customers an idea of when they should place an order and when they should expect delivery.
  • Please Note; The Last Days To Ship notices are for standard customer service window customers with both the USPS and Fed-Ex. For businesses shipping high volumes, the huge crates of packages and such are usually bypassed and sent directly to the sorting facility, which may or may not cause issues. For this reason, and many others, our Last Days To Order are vastly different from the USPS and Fed-Ex Dates.
  • PLEASE NOTE: The USPS has two rates of mail which are vastly different yet similarly named. ''Priority Mail'' and ''Priority Express Mail''. Priority Mail (PM) is normally a 3-5 Day service while Priority Mail Express (Formerly known as ''Express Mail'') is normally a 1-3 Day service. In an effort to NOT confuse our customers, we will continue to refer to Priority Mail Express Service and Packages as EXPRESS MAIL (EM).


  • USPS Last Day To Ship FCM - First Class Mail OR PM - Priority Mail, (envelopes or packages), to a Continental United States Address, for delivery on, or by, Christmas 2018 is December 20th, 2018.
  • USPS Last Day To Ship EM - Express Mail (envelopes or packages) to a Continental United States Address, for delivery on, or by, Christmas 2018 is December 22nd, 2018.
  • USPS Last Day To Ship FCM Intl. - First Class Mail International OR PM Intl. - Priority Mail International, (envelopes or packages), to any Address outside the Continental United States (this includes Canada, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Europe, Ireland, Scotland, the UK (Great Britain), Australia, Japan, Singapore, South America, and Hawaii) for delivery on, or by, Christmas 2018 is December 8th, 2018.
  • USPS Last Day To Ship GEM Intl. - Global Express Mail International (envelopes or packages) to any Address outside the Continental United States (this includes Canada, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Europe, Ireland, Scotland, the UK (Great Britain), Australia, Japan, Singapore, South America, and Hawaii) for delivery on, or by, Christmas 2018 is December 15th, 2018.
  • USPS Last Day To Ship for Military Addresses, for our websites purposes, should use the same cut off dates as all international mail classes.

  • Fed-Ex Last Day To Ship Business Ground for delivery on, or by, Christmas 2018 is December 15th, 2018. Actual Transit times may affect delivery times, and all exemptions due to weather etc still apply.
  • Fed-Ex Last Day To Ship Home Delivery for delivery on, or by, Christmas 2018 is December 15th, 2018. Actual Transit times may affect delivery times, and all exemptions due to weather etc still apply.
  • Fed-Ex Last Day To Ship Fed-Ex Express 3-Day Service for delivery on, or by, Christmas 2018 is December 18th, 2018.
  • Fed-Ex Last Day To Ship Fed-Ex Express 2-Day Service for delivery on, or by, Christmas 2018 is December 19th, 2018.
  • Fed-Ex Last Day To Ship Fed-Ex Express Overnight Service for delivery on, or by, Christmas 2018 is December 20th, 2018.


    It is obvious that both USPS and Fed-Ex are learning from past years experience where millions of packages were shipped the day before Christmas eve and guaranteed delivery the next day, and issues arose. Another good reason to prepare, plan and execute in a timely manner, all your holiday shopping needs. The following is a list of ''Last Days To Order'' with our website. We hope this information is both knowledgeable and helpful.

    These Guidelines Apply to all items that SPECIFICALLY STATE that they are ''IN STOCK''. ''Usually Ships Within 7 Days'' Does not contain either word! Usually Ships Within 7 Days means we are expecting a stock shipment of that item, and it could arrive to our facility that day, tomorrow, a few days from now, in a week (usually) or possibly a bit longer! If you are wondering how often we get an item into stock, or if it;s been gone a while, please give our staff a call and they will be happy to contact our purchasing agent and get a more solid ETA for you.
    The RUSH HANDLING options we offer ARE NOT SHIPPING OPTIONS!!! They do not replace S&H, they do not supercede or trump S&H. If you pay the 1-Day Rush fee for an item and select First Class Mail Envelope for your shipping method, the day before Christmas Eve, your order will ship qucikly, yes, but it will not be delivered in time for Christmas. Not only will you be disappointed, but you will have paid for a service that you will have received, but not used to the fullest of it's intentions.
    • If you are ordering ALL IN STOCK items, and you want to ship your package USPS FCM or PM - (box or envelope) within the Continental United States, you will need to place your order by the end of business on Monday, December 17th, 2018. This allows us adequate time and resources to pull your order and package it on the 18th, put postage on the package on the 18th or 19th, and have the USPS pick up and process your order for shipment on the 19th, or the 20th at the latest.
    • If you are ordering ALL IN STOCK items, and you want to ship your package USPS EM - (box or envelope) within the Continental United States, you will need to place your order by the end of business on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018. This allows us adequate time and resources to pull your order and package it on the 20th, put postage on the package on the 20th or 21st, and have the USPS pick up and process your order for shipment on the 21st, or the 22nd at the latest.
    • If you are ordering ALL IN STOCK items, and you want to ship your package Fed-Ex Ground or Home Delivery within the Continental United States, you will need to place your order by the end of business on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018. This allows us adequate time and resources to pull your order and package it on the 12th, put a label on the package on the 12th or 13th, and have Fed-Ex Ground/Home Delivery pick up and process your order for shipment on Friday, December 14th, at the latest.
    • If you are ordering ALL IN STOCK items, and you want to ship your package Fed-Ex Express 3-Day Service, within the Continental United States, you will need to place your order by the end of business on Friday, December 14th, 2018. This allows us adequate time and resources to pull your order and package it on the 14th and 15th, put a label on the package on the 15th or 16th, and have Fed-Ex Express pick up and process your order for shipment on Monday, December 17th or Tuesday, December 18th, at the latest.
    • If you are ordering ALL IN STOCK items, and you want to ship your package Fed-Ex Express 2-Day Service, within the Continental United States, you will need to place your order by the end of business on Saturday, December 15th, 2018. This allows us adequate time and resources to pull your order and package it on the 15th and 16th, put a label on the package on the 16th or 17th, and have Fed-Ex Express pick up and process your order for shipment on Monday, December 17th, Tuesday, December 18th, or Wednesday, December 19th, at the latest.
    • If you are ordering ALL IN STOCK items, and you want to ship your package Fed-Ex Express Overnight Service (Any Fed-Ex Overnight Service), within the Continental United States, you will need to place your order by the end of business on Sunday, December 16th, 2018. This allows us adequate time and resources to pull your order and package it on the 16th and 17th, put a label on the package on the 17th or 18th, and have Fed-Ex Express pick up and process your order for shipment as soon as possible until Friday, December 21st, at the latest.
    • IN ALL CASES, IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR ORDER TO RECEIVE HEAD OF THE LINE PRIVILEDGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, EXPEDITED PULLING, PACKAGING, PROCESSING, LABELING, AND SHIPMENT ACCEPTANCE, YOU CAN PURCHASE EITHER THE 1-DAY OR THE 2-DAY RUSH HANDLING OPTION IN ADDITION TO YOUR SHIPPING AND HANDLING OPTION!!! All RUSH orders receive head of the line priviledges! We have a dedicated team that will be working dilligently on standard orders, but if we receive a rush order they will drop what they are doing and go process your order! THAT is what you are paying for when you add the Rush Handling option to your order.

      RUSH HANDLING for ''NOT IN STOCK ITEMS''. What happens when ''Rush Handling'' is added to an order that has items that are not in stock (the stock message does not contain the words ''IN STOCK''). Well, for those items, we will do our very best to expedite the order. This includes us placing an immediate expedited order with the main warehouse, and sending the details of your orders items to our dedicated team of Walt Disney World Professional Purchasing Agents. If Disney has it on the shelf, and they can obtain it, we will get it for your order. If there are multiple items in your order, and only 1 or 2 are not in stock, we will do our best to procure those items within the 1 or 2 day time requirement, and then your order will ship regardless. And items not in the initial shipment will be removed and refunded. If your order consists of only items that are not in stock, as many of those items will be procured before the required shipment date, and shipped. All items not in the initial shipment will be removed and refunded. If none of the items you have ordered are available, and our purchasing agents cannot obtain anything for your order, we will contact you and ask whether you would like to cancel your order, keep the order open but receive a refund for the Rush Handling Fee, or keep the order open and leave your items on the Expedited Rush Handling List. Once even a single item is obtained for the order, if the order ships on or by the required shipment date, the Rush Handling fee is final and cannot be refunded for any reason.


      If you are using your own carrier to ship your order, the following information applies;
      • You, the customer, are responsible for all aspects of the shipping and delivery of your order. This includes customs and duties fees, insurance premiums, insurance claims, and any other aspect not listed here.
      • You, the customer, are responsible for informing us that your order is being picked up by a carrier of your choosing, and confirming with us that the order will be ready for pickup on the date the carrier arrives to accept the shipment.
      • You, the customer, are responsible for any packaging and packing of your order. Make sure the carrier you have selected has received instructions that they will be packaging the items in accordance with their own shipping/packaging requirements.
      • You, the customer, are responsible for filing any claims for damages that occur during transit, and you solely bear the financial responsibility of following up on your claim(s).
      • In its entirety, if you, the customer, choose to ship with your own carrier, you bear all the responsibility of such choice.