Shipping delays are expected this holiday season. USPS raised rates the first of October. All first class packages will take longer to arrive due to changes being made. There are no guarantees that priority will arrive on time either. As you're doing your holiday shopping keep a few things in mind.
First, start shopping earlier. Many ecommerce shops now offer a way to purchase and make payments through apps like Sezzle and Afterpay. We offer Afterpay for your convenience. If you're planning to shop your favorite retail stores keep in mind they are also experiencing delays in receiving their product.
Second, be open to trying something new when it comes to shopping for gifts this year. The items you'.re shopping for may not be available. Be prepared to pivot your shopping. Looking to small or handmade businesses may net you the perfect gift that the recipient will love and cherish.
No matter what your shopping plans are this season plan ahead and take advantage of opportunities like Afterpay and Sezzle.