Our Christmas sending cut-off dates have changed

To give your gifts the best chance of arriving in time for the big day we've updated our cut-off dates for sending items within NZ. Our cut-off dates are now earlier than they were before, so make sure you send early to avoid disappointment. 

To make it easier for you, the Christmas sending dates below apply for sending both letters and parcels within NZ and Overseas.

Our Christmas sending cut-off dates have changed

To give your gifts the best chance of arriving in time for the big day we've updated our cut-off dates for sending items within NZ. Our cut-off dates are now earlier than they were before, so make sure you send early to avoid disappointment. 

To make it easier for you, the Christmas sending dates below apply for sending both letters and parcels within NZ and Overseas.

Sending before the Christmas cut-off dates gives you the best chance to get your item where it needs to be for Christmas. These dates may change, so please check back regularly.

 

Sending overseas

  Australia South Pacific, Asia, North America, UK & Europe Rest of the world
Economy 24 November 19 November 15 November
Courier 03 December 29 November 24 November
Express 13 December 10 December 08 December

 

Sending within NZ

  Send by:
Economy 16 December
Courier 20 December

 

YouShop

  USA UK
Air Freight 29 November 29 November

Payment for shipping must be completed and parcels must be ready to ship from the YouShop warehouse by this date.


Shop a little differently this Christmas

As we head into the busy Christmas shopping season we ask that you prepare to shop online a little differently this year. Check out our tips for giving your Christmas shopping the best chance of arriving on time.

  • Think ahead, start planning what you want and need to buy during the shopping season now.
  • Make a list of what you need so you can place fewer, larger orders and reduce your shipping costs.
  • Use ‘click and collect’ options with your favourite retailers wherever possible.
  • Consider bulk buying items that you usually purchase online monthly or weekly into one larger order that can be sent in one go.

Cut-off dates are targets only. Sending by the Christmas cut-off dates gives you the best chance to get your item where it needs to be for Christmas and are correct as of 7 December 2021, but may change due to unforeseen service impacts. The spread of COVID-19 globally has led to reduced airfreight capacity and more recently, stricter lockdown restrictions within certain countries, causing delays to parcels coming in and out of New Zealand. We expect delays to continue for some time.

Please be aware that items that are sent via Express International services are subject to additional security checks as part of the export process from New Zealand. These additional checks may include physical examination of the contents of your item and are undertaken by our delivery partner for this service, DHL Express. Where items are gift wrapped, they may be unwrapped or opened to complete these inspections. Where this does occur, best efforts will be undertaken to ensure that gift wrapped items are rewrapped, however this may not always be possible. 

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