Holiday Season 2021 Order Deadlines

Need Your Custom Packaging for a Holiday? Here's When to Order:

 We understand the importance of having your custom packaging in-hand when you need it most. If you need your order to arrive by a specific date, be sure to allow adequate time for the production and shipping process. We advise placing your order at least six weeks before the date it is needed. To help you prepare, we've outlined our custom packaging order deadlines below. 

Date Needed

Order By The Week Of

Black Friday (November 26, 2021)

October 18, 2021

Cyber Monday (November 29, 2021)

October 18, 2021

Christmas (December 25, 2021)

November 1, 2021

New Year (January 1, 2022)

November 8, 2021


Prepare for Shipping Delays & Supply Chain Shortages in 2021 

This holiday season, we established our order deadlines to prepare for possible shipping carrier delays and supply chain disruptions that can occur. Retail experts are forecasting historic e-commerce sales volumes. During key retail events, such as Black Friday and Christmas, consider that most shipping carriers are already at their peak busy season. This year, it’s likely that high shipping demands and labor shortages can cause shipping delays to your order. 

Along with shipping delays, it’s important to be aware of the supply chain disruptions currently affecting the packaging industry. We anticipate that all packaging manufacturers will encounter sourcing delays to some degree this holiday season. As one of the key industry leaders, our parent company, The BoxMaker, is actively working with long-standing supply partners to diversify our resources and mitigate the possibilities for material shortages. 

We will do our best to communicate if a material shortage affects your order. In addition, we have made considerable improvements to scale our capacity and reduce lead times this past year. This includes expanding operations with a new all-digital manufacturing plant and adding new machines to increase efficiency. 


Please note: As a web-to-print packaging provider, we print the exact artwork we receive from you. Be sure to upload the FINAL version that you want to print on your box, label, or retail display. Dates are estimates for US Domestic orders shipping Ground. Orders shipping LTL or to Canada may have longer transit times. Order ship-out dates are estimated upon artwork approval. The prepress process can take up to one business day upon receiving your final artwork file and will be updated if the order is paused by you for any changes you might need to perform. High volumes for the season are predicted, estimated business days for production time is a minimum timeframe and does not include prepress time and shipping time. Production times are subject to change without notice. All orders ship out on business days and no shipments leave our plant between the following dates: 11/26/21 - 11/27/21.