Holiday Shipping Deadlines to Reduce Your Seasonal Stress

October 16th, 2015
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The holiday season will be here in the blink of an eye—don’t get caught stressing over getting your holiday cards and gifts purchased and mailed on time! The best way for you and your customers to avoid the dreaded time crunch is to plan ahead. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of holiday shipping dates for our partners to help you prepare and enjoy a less stressful season.

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


Requesting Changes and Cancellations

Our partner labs have the best turnaround times in the industry while maintaining consistent print quality. They work extra hard to keep up this reputation during the holiday season—often printing, packaging, and shipping an order the same day it is 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

Enabling Order Approval in your price list allows you to review orders and make changes before the orders are sent for printing, but it also delays sending the orders to the lab. Orders are not submitted for printing until you approve them. With this in mind, be sure to review and approve all orders as quickly as possible.


A Tip for Peace of Mind

During the holiday season, USPS is not as dependable, and some packages cannot be tracked. Encourage your clients to select a carrier such as FedEx.


Shipping Deadlines

For your convenience, we have gathered a list of recommended deadline dates and tips for each of our integrated vendors. Please keep in mind that your orders must be placed and approved before the cutoff dates in order to be delivered in time for the holiday.


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 books, prints, canvas wraps, mounting and framing. 


Product TypeShipping TypeThanksgiving DeadlineChristmas DeadlineHannukah DeadlineNew Year’s Deadline
PrintsExpedited (1-7)9/29/201512/14/201511/24/201512/17/2015
GicleesExpedited (1-7)9/29/201512/14/201511/24/201512/17/2015
MountingExpedited (1-7)9/23/201512/8/201511/18/201512/14/2015


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). 



Product TypeShipping TypeThanksgiving DeadlineChristmas DeadlineHannukah DeadlineNew Year’s Deadline
PrintsFirst Class11/17/201512/10/201511/27/201512/17/2015
FramesFirst Class
Specific ProductsFirst Class
Specific ProductsPriority11/18/201512/16/201511/27/201512/22/2015
Specific ProductsFedEx11/20/201512/20/201511/30/201512/23/2015


ivoke™ makes innovative, personalized products from your digital images ranging from high end, custom aluminum panels and iPhone cases to basics like mugs, mouse pads, and coasters.


Product TypeShipping TypeThanksgiving DeadlineChristmas DeadlineHannukah DeadlineNew Year’s Deadline
AllNext Day11/18/201512/16/201511/18/201512/23/2015
AllTwo Day11/17/201512/15/201511/17/201512/22/2015
AllThree Day11/16/201512/14/201511/16/201512/21/2015
AllUSPS Priority11/17/201512/15/201511/17/201512/22/2015
AllUSPS Priority Int’l11/5/201512/3/201511/5/201512/10/2015


Imagine Your Photos offers a wide range of unique photo products from mouse pads and coasters to mugs, shirts, and magnets. IYP uses the latest imaging and transfer technologies on a variety of surfaces. IYP’s unique photo products make great holiday gifts.


*These are the Christmas Day cutoffs. All other holidays are normal delivery.

Product TypeShipping TypeThanksgiving DeadlineChristmas DeadlineHannukah DeadlineNew Year’s Deadline
AllInternational Orders (includes Canada and Puerto Rico)12/7/2015
AllGround Service (includes USPS) within US12/9/2015
AllTwo Day Delivery within US12/15/2015
AllNext Day Delivery within US12/16/2015
AllNormal Turnaround Time in Business DaysUp to 6 Business Days


PictureItPostage is perfect for mailing greeting cards or sending thank you cards to clients. These custom postage stamps are printed large and add a personal touch to any piece of mail. You can have your brand, portrait, or any other image placed on a US postage stamp in many denominations. 



Product TypeShipping TypeThanksgiving DeadlineChristmas DeadlineHannukah DeadlineNew Year’s Deadline
AllUSPS First Class within US11/11/201512/8/201511/28/201512/15/2015
AllUSPS Priority within US11/20/201512/18/201512/9/201512/23/2015
AllUSPS Express within US11/21/201512/19/201512/11/201512/23/2015


fotoflot 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.


*No fotoflot production will take place between Christmas and New Year. Orders received from December 21 through January 12 will ship on January 14. All other functions (such as customer service) will be available in that time.

Product TypeShipping TypeThanksgiving DeadlineChristmas DeadlineHannukah DeadlineNew Year’s Deadline
AllShipments to addresses within the US (50 states)11/22/201512/20/201511/29/201512/20/2015
AllShipments to addresses outside of the US11/15/201512/13/201511/22/201512/20/2015


One Vision Imaging, based in the UK, offers a number of traditional and non-traditional gifts and products. From acrylic “ice” prints to magnetic prints and even jigsaw puzzles, there’s something for everyone on your list.


Product TypeShipping TypeThanksgiving DeadlineChristmas DeadlineHannukah DeadlineNew Year’s Deadline
Prints, Fine Art Prints, CollagesStandard Delivery12/18/201512/18/2015
Courier / Special Delivery (UK)12/21/201512/21/2015
Courier (Europe)12/15/201512/15/2015
Courier (Rest of World)12/10/201512/10/2015
Framed Prints, Box Frames, Coloured Edge Blocks, Canvas Prints, CalendarsStandard Delivery12/11/201512/11/2015
Courier / Special Delivery (UK)12/14/201512/14/2015
Courier (Europe)12/8/201512/8/2015
Courier (Rest of World)12/4/201512/4/2015
Mouse Mats, Jigsaws, Keyrings, Mugs, Place Mats, CoastersStandard Delivery12/16/201512/16/2015
Courier / Special Delivery (UK)12/17/201512/17/2015
Courier (Europe)12/11/201512/11/2015
Courier (Rest of World)12/9/201512/9/2015
Cards, Postcards, Invitations, Bragging Books, PhotobooksStandard Delivery12/15/201512/15/2015
Courier / Special Delivery (UK)12/16/201512/16/2015
Courier (Europe)12/10/201512/10/2015
Courier (Rest of World)12/8/201512/8/2015
Acrylics, Metallica Framed PrintsStandard DeliveryN/AN/A
Courier / Special Delivery (UK)12/2/201512/2/2015
Courier (Europe)11/26/201511/26/2015
Courier (Rest of World)11/24/201511/24/2015


PhotoBox has state-of-the-art labs in London and Paris that deliver high-quality prints and photo products throughout Europe and around the world. PhotoBox is also an extremely eco-friendly company and is always looking for greener ways to do business.


Product TypeShipping TypeThanksgiving DeadlineChristmas DeadlineHannukah DeadlineNew Year’s Deadline
Prints, Collages, Canvas Prints, Coasters, Placemats, Mousepads, Puzzles, StickersStandard Delivery12/21/201512/24/2015
Courier / Special Delivery (UK)12/22/201512/24/2015
International Airmail12/14/201512/18/2015
Priority International12/15/201512/19/2015
Acrylic Prints, Aluminium Mounted PrintsStandard Delivery12/18/201512/23/2015
Courier / Special Delivery (UK)12/21/201512/23/2015
International Airmail12/11/201512/17/2015
Priority International12/14/201512/18/2015
CushionsStandard Delivery12/19/201512/23/2015
Courier / Special Delivery (UK)12/20/201512/23/2015
International Airmail12/12/201512/16/2015
Priority International12/13/201512/7/2015


Nulab and NuShots offer Australia and New Zealand customers high-quality prints, gallery wraps, and much more. 


*Both labs will be closed from midday on December 24 and will reopen for business on January 6, 2016.


Product TypeShipping TypeThanksgiving DeadlineChristmas DeadlineHannukah DeadlineNew Year’s Deadline
Lustre PrintsAus Post12/16/2015
Lustre PrintsCourier12/24/2015
Metalic PrintsAus Post12/10/2015
Metalic PrintsCourier12/16/2015
FramesAus Post12/2/2015
MountingAus Post12/3/2015
MountingCourier 12/16/2015
CanvasAus Post12/3/2015
Fine Art PaperAus Post12/3/2015
Fine Art PaperCourier12/16/2015
AcrylicAus Post12/3/2015