Carrier Cutoffs for the Holidays

Posted by Temando on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 with No comments
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We posted our Holiday Essentials Guide recently with some tips to help you plan around the busy December period. As we get closer to the busy period, it’s important to make sure you’re giving your customers the right information about shipping deadlines. As a reminder, see our cut off calendar above or our full list of carrier provided cut-off dates below:

TNT Road:                     18th December
Fastway Couriers:        19th December
TNT Priority:                  20th December
Couriers Please:            23rd December
Capital Transport:         23rd December
Hunter Express:             23rd December
Direct Couriers:             23rd December

Allied Express:              19th of December for capital city deliveries
                                        Progressively earlier for more regional locations
Northline:                      13th December for regional
                                        17th December for cross-country between capital cities
                                        19th December for east coast capital cities
CourierPost (NZ):        19th December

Please note that these dates do not guarantee delivery before December 25th.

It has to be stressed that these dates have been given to us as a guide for when courier operations will be running. The week before Christmas Day is extremely busy for the delivery industry and just because a courier will pick up an order before Christmas does not guarantee that it will arrive in time. We recommend that any orders that are cross country (East coast to west coast or vice versa) need to be collected no later than the 19th of December. For orders that have a same coast or local destination, we would recommend collection on the 22nd of December at the latest.