Shipping Impacts during COVID-19 era

Our last post in April referenced longer shipping times than normal. Now that we are several months into the COVID-19 era, I want to provide some insights on what we see as shipping timeframes, along with carrier links for their latest status updates.

In general, please be patient while deliveries are in transit. Once we package up and is in transit to you, it is in the carriers hands from there and we can’t do anything to make things go quicker.

Our insights from shipping out daily packages to our USA and international audience:

  • eCommerce is huge right now and tons of packages are overloading the shipping carriers. When speaking to our shipping support representatives, their explanation of the situation is “experiencing holiday volume without holiday staffing”.
  • We communicate with several other shops in various industries and across the board all the main carriers (USPS, UPS, DHL, Fedex) are seeing massive delays in international destinations.
  • We have seen various delays in our international shipments as well.
    • Ex: USA -> Canada: Seen instances of 2-4 week delivery times
    • Ex: USA -> Australia: Seen one instance of 6 week delivery time
  • Our domestic shipments seem to have decent delivery times still.
    • Some cases have seen upwards of weeks for delivery.

Various links:

Stay safe, be well, happy hacking.

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