News from Curio City

The Return of Same-Day Shipping
  Saturday, December 20, 2014

There's still time for US customers to get your order before Christmas. Orders placed from now until 2 pm Eastern time on Monday will ship on Monday. Our carrier says that he will make a pickup on Sunday, and we'll be preparing packages throughout the weekend, but you might not see any label scans until Monday.

How long will it take?

It's a good idea to add one or two days to these estimates due to very heavy volume. Delivery times are only guaranteed where specified (and even then there's some fine print at the end).

These services probably or definitely WILL reach you by Wed., Dec. 24:

  • UPS Second Day Air: 2 business days, guaranteed.* Orders placed by 2 pm on Monday will arrive on Wednesday.
  • Priority Express: 1-2 days, guaranteed*
  • UPS Next-Day Air: Next business day, guaranteed*

These services might or might not reach you before Christmas:

  • Priority Mail: 2-3 days (but not guaranteed!);

These services probably or definitely will NOT rach you before Christmas:

  • First-Class Package
  • UPS Ground

*The carriers don't honor their guarantees when severe weather affects the delivery address or their central processing hubs. When they notify us of delays, we'll post them here. Curio City Online does not guarantee delivery dates when the carriers void their own guarantees. If a package is delivered after its guaranteed date while the guarantee is in effect, we will refund your shipping charge.

If we didn't answer all of your questions, or if you're shipping to a non-US address, you can find more detail on our Shipping & Returns page.

Holiday Shipping Deadlines
  Tuesday, November 11, 2014

These are the official last dates that you can place an order and still expect US addresses to get your shipment before Christmas. They include one day for us to process and ship your order. Add one extra day for packages (like bird kites) that won't fit in a drop box:

  • UPS Ground: Wednesday, Dec. 17 to destinations in the 48 contiguous states. Christmas delivery not guaranteed.
  • First-Class Package: Friday, Dec. 19 to most US destinations. Christmas delivery not guaranteed.
  • Priority Mail: Friday, Dec. 19 (will ship on Saturday to arrive by Wednesday, but not guaranteed)
  • UPS Second Day Air: Sunday, Dec. 21 (will ship on Monday to arrive on Wednesday, guaranteed)
  • Priority Mail Express: Monday, Dec. 22 (will ship on Tuesday to arrive on Wednesday, guaranteed)
  • UPS Next-Day Air: Monday, Dec. 22 (will ship on Tuesday to arrive on Wednesday, guaranteed)

USPS began delivering packages on Sundays on Nov. 17. UPS does not deliver on weekends at all.