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Christmas Shopping and Shipping

It’s about that time of year when we start to get calls about Christmas shopping and shipping.  Naturally enough, everyone wants to leave their shopping to the last minute, it seems that way anyway, and by now you are all concerned about whether ‘the big gift’ of box hockey by H-Box® will arrive in time for Christmas.

We ship all of our U.S. bound product by FedEx Ground.  In Canada we ship CanPar but we ship to Canada via FedEx.  We have found this to be the most economical and efficient method.  The H-Box® box hockey comes in two large boxes and, although they don’t weigh much more than 20 lbs each, because of their size the shipping can be significant.  For those of you in the North East, South East and East shipping normally takes 4 to 5 business days.  For those of you in the West, North West, South West and Mid West, shipping normally takes 3 to 4 business days.

Occasionally, for far off locations like the Florida Keys or Maine shipping can take up to 7 business days.

Having said all of the above, those are normal shipping times when there are no weather of volume issues.  For Christmas shopping & shipping you should always expect that the delivery is going to take a little longer than the shortest time possible simply due to volume delays.  In 2014, for the Christmas shopping & shipping season, all of the major carriers, UPS, USPS and FedEx, and indeed Amazon, had problems with deliveries.  This was aggravated by the weather, especially in the North East.

The moral of the story is to shop early.  We will typically ship your H-Box® professional box hockey equipment within 24 hours.  Also, if you do not want the item identified on the outside of the box please let us know in the comments section of the checkout.  We normally put an H-Box® sticker on the outside of the box.

Sorry, we don’t do gift wrapping (it would never survive the shipping).