2018 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

It’s that time of the year again! We put together a list of shipping deadlines from our lab printing partners to help you prepare for the busy holiday season. Making sure that you know your shipping deadlines can help save you time and money while also ensuring that your clients receive their photos and gifts on time.

Requesting Changes and Cancellations

Our partner labs work extra hard during the holiday season—often printing, packaging, and shipping an order the same day it’s placed. This means that any request for changes needs to be sent within minutes of placing an order or it might not be caught in time.

Approving Orders

Although enabling “Pending Order Approval” in your price list allows you to review orders and make changes before the orders are sent for printing, it also delays sending the orders to the lab. Orders are not submitted for printing until you approve them, so we suggest reviewing and approving all orders as quickly as possible.

Shipping Deadlines

For your convenience, we’ve gathered a list of recommended deadline dates for each of our integrated vendors; most based on arriving before December 25th. Please keep in mind that orders must be placed and approved before the cutoff dates to be delivered in time for the holidays.

US Labs

Millers/MPix/ MPix Pro

Mpix, a division of Miller’s Professional Imaging, delivers professional quality prints using only the best materials and packaging. MpixPro offers a variety of high-end products such as photo books, canvas gallery wraps, metal prints, and calendars. To add an elegant touch to your clients’ holiday orders, we recommend choosing MpixPro’s Boutique Packaging shipping method (available for Premium Business and Advanced users only).

Ordering past the Dec 8th deadline?

*IMPORTANT NOTICE* Need this order before December 25th? If so, we strongly encourage you to select Priority shipping. Priority shipping uses UPS for quick delivery and simple order tracking to offer peace of mind that your order will arrive in time for the holidays. It is not uncommon for Standard shipping to experience longer delivery times during the holiday season, sometimes up to 10 additional business days.

Ordering past the Dec 12th deadline?

*IMPORTANT NOTICE* Need this order before December 25th? If so, we strongly encourage you to select Overnight shipping. Overnight shipping uses UPS for quick delivery and simple order tracking to offer peace of mind that your order will arrive in time for the holidays.

Millers / MPix / MPix Pro
Shipping Options Date Deadlines To Arrive By December 25th
Standard

Saturday, December 8th @ 11am CST

Priority

Wednesday, December 12th @ 11am CST

Overnight Friday, December 21st @ 11am CST

 

Photo Album Design Service

Zenfolio’s Photo Album Service offers high-quality, custom designed albums for your clients without the hard work. We work directly with your clients on your behalf and you receive a commission on each order.

Photo Album Service
  Deadline Date To Arrive By December 25th
Selection Deadline Tuesday, October 23rd @ 11:59:59pm CST
Design Deadline Sunday, November 4th @ 11:59:59pm CST
Revisions Deadline Tuesday, November 13th @ 11:59:59pm CST
Approve By
Location U.S. International
Deadline Monday, December 3rd @ 11:59:59pm CST Friday, November 23rd @ 11:59:59pm CST
Album Ship By
Location Continental U.S. (Ground) International (Int Economy)
Deadline

Monday, December 17th @ 11:59:59pm CST

Friday, December 7th @ 11:59:59pm CST

 

Zenfolio US

Zenfolio Photo Products US delivers the highest-quality photo merchandising in partnership with vendors in the US who deliver the latest imaging and transfer technologies on a variety of surfaces such as T-shirts, mugs, and key chains.

Zenfolio US
Delivery Methods Deadline Date
International Orders (Includes Canada & Puerto Rico  Friday,
December 7th
Ground Service (Includes USPS) Monday,
December 10th
Two Day Delivery Friday,
December 14th
Next Day Delivery Monday,
December 17th
Holiday Turnaround in Business days 5 to 7 Business Days

 

Zenfolio Phone Cases

All case products are made using the highest quality materials, inks, coatings and decoration processes that are utilized by luxury case brands worldwide. Bright, sharp colors and high-resolution imagery deliver an unforgettable case product that is guaranteed to last.

Zenfolio Phone Cases

Location Delivery Method Deadline Date
U.S. USPS First Class Sunday,
December 16th
USPS Priority Monday,
December 17th
FedEx Overnight Tuesday,
December 18th
International (US To Canada) FedEx International Monday,
December 17th

 

Fotoflot

Fotoflōt products are an elegant way to display photos without frames. Your clients are sure to be impressed by the innovative magnetic mounting system, which allows you to avoid glare and enables you to swap photos in seconds.
 

Fotoflot
Holiday Date Order By (Domestic) Order By (International)
Thanksgiving 11/22/2018

Thursday,
November 15th

Monday,
November 5th
Hanukkah 12/02/2018 Monday,
December 3rd
Monday,
November 26th
Christmas 12/25/2018 Monday,
December 17th
Monday,
December 10th
New Year’s Day 01/01/2019 Monday,
December 24th
Monday,
December 17th

Shipping via USPS Priority within the USA is included in product prices.

Canadian Labs

 

Pikto

Pikto is the premier Canadian lab. It sources the best papers, inks, and printers to meet every photographer’s high expectations. Pikto offers a wide variety of products, including photo prints, Giclée prints, canvas wraps, and plexi face mounts.
 

Pikto
Shipping Method Photo Prints and Giclee Wall Displays
Canada Post Expedited Wednesday, December 12th Thursday, December 6th

 

European Labs

 

Picto 

Picto (France) After 65 years of enthusiasm and a close bond with creators and photographers, Picto is known for its experience, built on know-how passed down from generation to generation. This gives the company a certain advantage, particularly among photographers, galleries, museums and collectors.

  • We recommend placing orders 10 days before the delivery date (for a delivery in France).

  • As Dec. 24th is a Sunday, the last delivery day before Christmas is Friday Dec. 22nd.

  • The deadline to ensure on-time delivery is Dec. 12th.

 

OVI (One Vision Imaging)

One Vision Imaging, one of the largest professional labs in the UK, provides professional photographers with the highest standards of processing and finishing.
 

OVI
Product Type Shipping Type Christmas Deadline
Prints, Fine Art Prints, Collages (2-3 business days) Standard Post (1st Class)

Tuesday,
December 18th

Courier (to UK) Tuesday,
December 18th
Courier (to Europe) Sunday,
December 16th
Courier (Rest of World) Monday,
December 10th
Framed Prints, Box Frames, Colored Edge Blocs, Metallica Framed Prints, Chunky Canvas Wraps (5 business days) Standard Post (1st Class) N/A
Courier (to UK) Thursday,
December 13th
Courier (to Europe) Sunday,
December 9th
Courier (Rest of World) Wednesday,
December 5th
Arylic’s (14 working days) Standard Post (1st Class) N/A
Courier (to UK) Sunday,
December 2nd
Courier (to Europe) Tuesday,
November 27th
Courier (Rest of World) Thursday,
November 22nd
Inkjet, 2″, 3″ Canvas Wraps & Canvas Wrap Round (5 business days) Standard Post N/A
Courier (to UK) Thursday,
December 13th
Courier (to Europe) Sunday,
December 9th
Courier (Rest of World) Wednesday,
December 5th
Cards, Postcards, Invitations, Bragging Books (5 business days) Standard Post (1st Class) Sunday,
December 16th
Courier (to UK) Monday,
December 17th
Courier (to Europe)

Tuesday,
December 11th

Courier (Rest of World) Tuesday,
December 4th
Mouse Mats, Jigsaws, Keyrings, Mugs, Place Mats, Coasters (4 business days) Standard Post (1st Class) Sunday,
December 16th
Courier (to UK) Monday,
December 17th
Courier (to Europe) Monday,
December 10th
Courier (Rest of World)

Wednesday,
December 5th

Photographic Albums (7 business days) Standard Post (1st Class) N/A
Courier (to UK) Tuesday,
December 11th
Courier (to Europe) Wednesday,
December 5th
Courier (Rest of World) Monday,
December 3rd
Photobooks (5 business days) Standard Post (1st Class) N/A
Courier (to UK) Thursday,
December 13th
Courier (to Europe) Sunday,
December 9th
Courier (Rest of World) Wednesday,
December 5th

 

Zenfolio EU

Zenfolio Photo Products Europe delivers the highest quality photo merchandising in partnership with state of the art labs who deliver beautiful prints as well as the latest imaging and transfer technologies on a variety of surfaces including acrylic, canvas, and metals.
 

Zenfolio EU
Product Type Shipping Type

Christmas Deadline

New Year’s Deadline

Prints, Collages, Canvas Prints First Class (UK)

Wednesday,
December 19th

Friday,
December 21st
Courier/Special Delivery (UK) Thursday,
December 20th
Saturday,
December 22nd

International Airmail

Tuesday,
December 11th
Tuesday,
December 18th
International Priority Wednesday,
December 12th

Wednesday,
December 19th

Acrylic Prints, Aluminum Mounted Prints First Class (UK) Tuesday,
December 18th
Thursday,
December 20th
Courier/Special Deliver (UK) Wednesday,
December 19th
Friday,
December 21st
International Airmail Thursday,
December 8th
Saturday,
December 15th
International Priority Tuesday,
December 11th
Tuesday,
December 18th

 

Australian Labs

 

HC Pro (Nulab/Nushots)

HC Pro offer Australia and New Zealand customers with high-quality prints, canvas wraps, wall clings, and acrylic prints.
 

HC Pro (Nulab/Nushots)
Product Type Shipping Deadlines
Books and Albums Friday,
November 30th
All Other Products Friday,
December 7th
Last Production Day
Monday, December 17th
HC Pro Closes For Holiday
Friday, December 21st

 

*Please note that not all labs are available in all markets and at all plan levels.

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