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Expedited Shipping 2017

Holiday Shipping Schedule 2017

Expedited Shipping

Order early to make sure your gifts arrive on time, or use expedited shipping if time is running out – we are here to help!

Thanks so much for giving the gift of Kamibashi this holiday season!

As always, we are shipping orders out by Priority Mail within 24 hours of receipt, but once it's out the door it is out of our hands. In order to insure that your gifts arrive on time, please order EARLY, like now ;-). Below is some information and dates to keep in mind, and if you need us to expedite your order we can do that no problem — just call our office right after you place your order to let us know when you need it to arrive: 828-683-7994. You can also e-mail Kristen at kristen@kamibashi.com and she promises you'll get a quick response. Once we hear from you we'll figure out how much extra it will cost and send you a PayPal link, or take your credit card info over the phone, to cover the additional shipping cost.

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Cost: $6.50 for orders up to $130, $10.00 for orders over $130.

We ship all holiday season internet orders by Priority Mail. Priority Mail generally takes 2 - 3 days but it is not guaranteed, and even though they say it will make it there by Christmas if shipped on Wednesday, December 20 it may not. (Note that your order must arrive no later than 4 pm on Wednesday, December 20 for us to get it out by the time the post office closes at 5 pm that day.)

We have no complaints about the post office and they do their job very well (for the past two years everything we sent for the holidays arrived on time!) but if possible, please order before the 20th so that you have some breathing room.

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DATES TO REMEMBER:

4pm on Wednesday, December 20: This is the latest you can place your order so that it arrives to you by Dec. 23 by Priority Mail, the cheapest shipping method ($6.50 for orders up to $130, or $10.00 for orders over $130). According to the post office, packages will arrive before Christmas if we get it to the post office by end of day Wednesday. Please make sure your order arrives to us no later than 4 PM EST on Wednesday, December 20 — any orders that arrive after 4 PM may not get out the door on Wednesday and will have to ship on Thursday. Sometimes Priority Mail only takes 2 days, but usually not when you really need it to take only two days! If possible, order before the 20th.

Thursday, December 21: This is the last day to ship via UPS for most people - if you do not have Saturday UPS delivery in your neighborhood, this will also be an overnight charge. Some states are only 1 day from our office in Asheville, North Carolina, but the cost is still higher than priority mail and we will have to charge you the extra cost. If you are not in a state close to us then we will have to ship overnight or 2-day. We do not add an additional handling fee for last minute orders because the UPS costs are expensive enough. See below map to see how many days away your address is from our office in NC.

Friday, December 22: If you order today no matter where you live we will have to overnight your package to you. This usually costs a lot more than you might think, so please try to avoid this option if possible.

If you would like us to ship something by UPS (only if you have Saturday delivery in your area) or USPS (Priority Mail Express), please call us at 828-683-7994 or 828-333-5166 to give us your order over the phone.

Please see below for expedited shipping by UPS for orders you'd like to expedite no matter what the date.

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Cost: This will depend on how fast you need it and where you live.

Shipping by UPS is the best way for us to ship your order when you need it by a certain date and don't want to take a chance with Priority Mail. UPS Ground is of course the cheapest way and it takes only 2 business days to get to you from our office in North Carolina if you live in the South, most of the Midwest, or on the East Coast.

Shipments to the West Coast take a full week by UPS ground to arrive and other regions take 3 or 4 days. To see how long UPS ground takes to get to your state from NC, please see the color-coded map below. To have us ship using UPS please call our office for a quote on Ground, 3-day, 2-day, and Next Day: 828-683-7994.

This year, the last day to ship for most people by UPS is Thursday, December 21 - you may be able to overnight an order via UPS on Friday, December 22, but only if the delivery address receives Saturday UPS deliveries. Priority Mail will be much cheaper than UPS if you order early, but if you MUST have it on a particular day or if it is too late to ship by priority then call us and we'll give you a quote.

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Business days in transit from Kamibashi (ASHEVILLE, NC 28801)

Service Map colors may vary due to differences in hardware and software. This map is a general representation of UPS Ground transit times.

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Happy Holidays to you and yours, and thanks for choosing Kamibashi products for your friends and family – You rock!