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The Complete Guide to Shipping Delays for This Holiday Season

The threat of holiday shipping delays is still very real this year. Beat the holiday rush by reading our tips on how to avoid delays, get your order on time, and stress less this season.

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Of course, you’ll want to take charge of the threat of shipping delays this year. Timing can mean whether or not you are left with nothing to give, during your holiday gift giving this year. The holidays are one of the busiest times of year for shipping and retail industries. You’ve got the tech at your fingertips to help you order online in a snap. That’s a great thing, and something we take pride in. We’re ready for your orders now!

This holiday season the big question on everyone's mind is “are things still crazy out there?” We know that the past few years have given us a holiday mix no one wanted, but we all made the best of it. This year, we still want you to beat the shipping delays. We have all the details you need to get your hands on beautiful art for the holidays.

Holiday-themed shipping packages

Can you believe it? We’re not only in the final quarter of 2023, and the holiday season is fast approaching. It’s a pleasure to turn your favorite photos into gorgeous custom art and gifts this time of year. This year, almost every industry is facing shipping delays. Ours included. Here’s what you should know.

Order Early

Get your order in early this year. First, you get access to the best deals when you plan ahead. We’re not making you wait until Black Friday. We want to help you make the most of the season so you can sit back and enjoy more merriment as the days go by. The second reason is that you’ll miss the shipping surcharges that most shipping services put in place. The trend continues for ordering gifts online. Get your order into our team, and like holiday elves, we’ll take care of the rest. Our production and customer service teams are on standby ready to get you your order!

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Shipping Delays are Real

Everyone continues to see topsy-turvy struggles when it comes to shopping online and shipping, which have caused a few small and big hiccups. Everything, everyone buys in store or online is shipped in some way, the strain on the shipping chains is real. Holiday packages will compete with one another to arrive where they’re supposed to on time. Carriers like UPS have imposed shipping caps on e-commerce businesses. It’s all because of the surge over the past few years of online shopping. If you want your time-sensitive order to get to you when it’s supposed to, order as soon as possible.

Factors such as bad weather, driver shortages, and carrier delays all play a role. Shipping takes longer, especially over the next several weeks. Get to know shipping options so you are aware of what’s happening for holiday orders. Choose delivery options that secure your package getting to you (with time to spare). Our team is making sure our turnaround time at check-out is accurate and you’ll see delivery times from our carriers to help you plan.

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We've got your back.

We’ve taken the year to consider what would help you right now. We’ve got your back! We’re running our best deals now! Check out our pre-holiday canvas sale - it’s happening now!

This holiday, showcase your cherished photos with our custom-crafted canvas prints. Your favorite family memories become museum-quality, gallery-wrapped canvas. This is perfect to add to your holiday home or gift to your special ones. The specialty gift will brighten their home and heart for the holidays.

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In a Time Crunch?

If you find yourself crunched for time to find a gift, we get it. We’ve all been there. It’s that feeling of the days going by faster than you realize. The party that sneaks up on you, or the overwhelming feeling like you have no idea what to get for someone.

When you’re crunched for time this season, this will save you. Get a gift same-day delivered right to your loved ones’ inbox with a Canvas On Demand e-gift card. It’s the thought that counts, and this thoughtful gift delights!

We know there can be a lot of pressure with the holidays. You're facing a season that offers so much, including the dreaded shipping delays. Nothing feels worse than rushing and being last minute. That’s why we’re giving you this heads-up. When you follow the tips above, you’ll be in a good space to beat the holiday rush. Face any shipping challenges like a holiday pro. When you order early, you get incredible savings and you beat the hurried deadlines.

Congratulations on planning ahead. By reading this, you know that you can take charge in the face of even the biggest shipping challenge. Mainly because you'll have time.

Get started on your holiday shopping early this year and beat the delays when you order now.

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Since 2003, Canvas On Demand has been crafting affordable, high quality, personalized home goods that celebrate life's moments, both big and small, through the permanence of print.

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