They're coming up quick! Get your packages off this week for the best opportunity for delivery before Christmas.
Chronic procrastinators take note - all delivery guarantees are currently suspended. This means the carrier will not refund shipping charges for air services if your package arrives later than expected.
Wednesday, December 15th
Friday, December 17th
USPS First Class Mail
Saturday, December 19th
USPS Priority Mail
Tuesday, Dec 21st*
Wednesday, Dec 22nd*
Thursday, Dec 23rd*
A few important reminders on Declared Value
Declared Value Explained
UPS, USPS and FedEx offer declared value coverage up to $100.00 automatically with each shipment. This means if your package is damaged or lost, the carriers will reimburse the value of those items up to $100.00.
For items worth more than $100.00, additional Declared Value can be purchased. Our contracts only allows us to add up to $350.00 of Declared Value coverage; we suggest items of higher and/or extraordinary value (especially if it's of extraordinary value), you take those items directly to the FedEx or UPS hubs.
Declared Value covers packages while they are in transit and up to delivery. It does not cover theft of packages after delivery. Porch Pirates have become a huge headache for everyone and the carriers have become firm about not filing claims for packages that have been stolen after delivery. Your best protection is to make sure someone is home when your package is delivered or have them delivered to a UPS or FedEx access point partner (Dollar General, Walgreens, CVS, or a retail shipping center like Bentonville Copy & Ship).
Just to be clear, Porch Pirate theft is not covered under Declared Value Coverage.
There are limitations as to what the carriers will cover. For example, FedEx will only insurance artwork and antiques for a maximum of $1000.00
Gift Cards, Gift Certificates, Checks, Currency - carriers will not provide Declared Value coverage for the monetary amount on paper or plastic items. The safest way to send those items is via Registered Mail at the Post Office.