Holiday Happiness, Supply Chain Pain and Shippageddon

The holidays are fast approaching, and this year has been anything but “business as usual.”

The supply chain is now supply pain, and issues – starting at the manufacturers, moving to the ports, and finishing with the carriers (FedEx, UPS and USPS), mean that normal cut-offs for our customers to place an order and reasonably expect delivery by a holiday are earlier than usual.

These dates are guidelines, as once we ship an item, we do not have control over a carrier’s delivery time. For regular shipping domestically in the continental US, we have built in a 3-5 day shipping estimate to the dates below for Halloween and a 3-10 day shipping estimate for Christmas.

All of these dates exclude orders that include a sharpening service, where you should add an additional 5-10 days, and all estimates assume that you choose regular delivery.

For Halloween, an order of

  • an instock item must be placed by October 19th in order to expect delivery by the 31st.
  • a usually ships item must be placed by October 14th in order to reasonably expect delivery by the 31st.

For Christmas delivery, an order of

  • an instock item must be placed by December 8th
  • a usually ships item must be placed by December 1st

We are dedicating additional time to stay in touch with our suppliers to maintain accurate expectations of usually ships items – however, this timing is an estimate and delays in the supply chain are occurring regularly.

We apologize for these early cut-offs and uncertainty, but “business as usual” is not predictable this year.