As we’ve had quite a few customers ask us about shipping dates & delivery times for sending fascinators to the USA in time for the Kentucky Derby (May 7), we thought we would lay it all out here:
As all our pieces are handmade to order & we’ve normally got a number on the go at any one time, it generally takes us anywhere between 1-3 business days to finish & dispatch a fascinator.
It pays to check the “ready to shop” timings (under the “Shipping & Policies” tab by your chosen fascinator) as some pieces may even take a little longer (generally means we are waiting on materials to arrive from our suppliers or we’re flat tack creating things for people).
If you need something urgently, send us a message though – we may be able to help you out by producing your favourite piece with a slightly different style or colour, or bumping you up the wait list a little bit.
We use New Zealand Post who offer a few different shipping services with varying ‘delivery targets’ (they never explicitly guarantee any definite timing though).
International Air: This has a delivery target of 6-10 working days to get an item to the USA. This service is untracked, meaning you cannot trace your fascinator’s journey from New Zealand to your door. You can get a fascinator delivered to a Postal Box using this method.
- This service is NZ$30 (approx. US$21) including packaging for one fascinator
Based on NZ Post’s delivery targets, the absolute last day we could risk sending anything through this service is Thursday 21 April 2016 – meaning we would love to have your order in by 9am Tuesday 19 April 2016 NZ time.
International Courier: This has a delivery target of 5-6 working days to get an item to the USA and is a door-to-door service with a signature required upon delivery. Shipping is tracked, so you can follow your fascinator’s journey as it leaves New Zealand and wings its way to you.
- This service is NZ$55 (approx. US$38) including packaging for one fascinator
- This our preferred method as it gives both parties piece of mind that the item is on its way & has been received
Based on NZ Post’s delivery targets, the absolute last day we could risk sending anything through this service is Thursday 28 April 2016 – meaning we would love to have your order in by 9am Tuesday 26 April 2016 NZ time
International Express Courier: This has a delivery target of 2-4 working days to get an item to the USA. Shipping is tracked, it’s door-to-door & a signature is required upon delivery. We will need your phone number for this method.
- This service is NZ$90 (approx. US$62) including packaging for one fascinator
- If you’re short of time or want your fascinator to fly the shipping world’s “first class ticket: equivalent, this is the service for you
Based on NZ Post’s delivery targets, the absolute last day we could risk sending anything through this service is Monday 2 May 2016 – meaning we would love to have your order in by 9am Thursday 28 April 2016 NZ time.
Word to the wise
We leave it up to the wise judgement of our buyers as to which service they wish to use to receive their fascinator. A late delivery is unfortunately not our responsibility.
When counting ‘working days’, bear in mind New Zealand Post often count the day in which we drop your fascinator to their Post Offices as ‘Day Zero’ (so you may need to add another day in to your calculations).
New Zealand is one day ahead of the USA – so the above suggested order & delivery cut-off dates are in NEW ZEALAND times.
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