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2018 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Holiday shipping deadlines

UPDATE November 8, 2018:

We have added deadlines for our International carriers and we have adjusted a few deadlines based on the higher volumes expected for the season. We have also included dates for Alberta in preparation for the opening of our Calgary branch.

The Chit Chats Team


It’s that time of year – the holidays are around the corner and we know that you probably want to set shipping deadlines on your website to ensure orders get to your customers in time. To help you plan ahead we’ve gathered shipping cut-off dates for the different carriers so that shipments arrive before December 25, 2018. We’ll also be releasing our holiday hours of operation soon.

Some useful tips:

  • The days leading up to Christmas fall on a weekend. Carriers have limited hours over the weekend, so be sure to plan accordingly.
  • Carriers typically extend or suspend their service guarantees around the holidays. If your package needs to arrive by a certain date, make sure you’re aware of these changes. Visit the respective carrier websites for more details.
  • References

Most carriers will suggest mail-by dates for the holiday season. Find the recommended deadlines below.

Don’t forget packages need to be received by Chit Chats prior to the cut-off dates for carriers and this varies by region. We’ve added region specific cut-off dates for BC, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic.


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