You could order without paying attention to these Guidelines. You might get lucky. Or not.
These Guidelines give you the best chance for delivery in time for Wednesday, December 25th, 2019 based on schedules provided by USPS, UPS, and DHL eCommerce. All times refer to Eastern Time (see below for Help with Time).
Our power over crowded delivery trucks, Mother Nature, and entropy is not only limited but humbling. We know this. You know this. Let’s go—
CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES ORDERS
Before 10:00AM Wednesday, December 11th
Any shipping method is acceptable.
Starting 10:01AM Wednesday, December 11th
Choose expedited shipping at check-out.
After 10:00AM Tuesday, December 17th
UPS 2-day is required at check-out.
From 10:00AM Wednesday, December 18th until 9:59AM Thursday, December 19th
Your only option is to choose overnight shipping at check-out.
If you order after 9:59AM on Thursday, December 19th we cannot guarantee your order will arrive by Wednesday, December 25th (yes, even with overnight shipping).
For standard international shipping:
If your order is being shipped to Mexico or the Middle East, we recommend ordering before Thursday, November 21st for the best chance of on-time delivery.
For all other countries (including Canada), we recommend ordering before Thursday, November 28th for the best chance of on-time delivery.
For USPS Priority International shipping:
We recommend ordering before Thursday, December 5th for the best chance of on-time delivery.
After Thursday, December 5th, contact us to see what, if any, additional expedited shipping options are available.
PACKING SLIPS AND CHARGES
We do not list charges on the packing slips enclosed in each shipment, and item prices are not indicated on the products themselves. Receipts listing charges are emailed to the account provided at checkout.
COME VISIT US AT THE HOLIDAY MARKET IN UNION SQUARE!
For location, directions, and hours, click here: urbanspacenyc.com/union-square-holiday-market
If you’re in New York City over the holidays, you should definitely stop by our booth in the Union Square Holiday Market. It’s a red-and-white striped tradition!
From Thursday, November 21st (*closed Thursday, November 28th Thanksgiving Day*) through 4:00PM Tuesday, December 24th, you can buy all kinds of presents directly from UPG – Freudian Slippers to stocking stuffers, including dolls, mugs, magnetic play sets, enamel pins, Quotable Notables die-cut greeting cards, notebooks, candles, tiny soaps, and mints.
It’s a once-a-year opportunity to surround yourself with smart and funny UPG gifts!
COMPLIMENTARY SHIPPING CONSULTATION
UPG’s Expert Shipping Philosophers are available during business hours:
Monday through Friday 9:30AM to 5:00PM-ish
(except November 28th & 29th, December 25th & 26th,, and January 1st ).
They’ll help you figure things out:
If you’ve missed a shipping deadline, they’ll see if there are last-ditch heroic efforts to be made.
If no solution is so… crazy… it… just… might… work, they’ll suggest a UPG Gift Certificate.
Our Expert Shipping Philosophers are pretty darned smart and nice – so be nice to them. They’re authorized to send agents provocateurs straight to the Remarkably Disgruntled Employee at our CDF-S XT1 location.
HELP WITH TIME
These sites show the current Eastern Time (or call your local library):
You could also drive yourself crazy calculating plus and minus hours or trying to remember how that Spring-forward-Fall-back thing works. Your choice.