Our offices will be closed on Monday, September 1st, in observance of the Labor Day holiday, and will not be shipping any orders on this day. Further, various personalized products, diaper cakes, and edible products may not be available for immediate shipping around this time. Please call our Customer Service offices should you have any concerns about when your products will ship, or when you can expect your order to be delivered.
Normal shipping and delivery schedules for all products will resume on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014.
APOs, PO Boxes, Hawaii/Alaska, Puerto Rico, and other American Territories
We ship to APOs, PO Boxes, Hawaii/Alaska, and US Territories ONLY by United States Postal Service Priority Mail. Please select U.S. Checkout during your checkout process in the shopping cart, and select Priority Mail as your shipping method. For Guam, USVI, and other US territories, we reserve the right to review the order, and contact you with a custom shipping quote.
Standard Shipping Rates - Free Ground Shipping On Merchandise Orders Over $75
Orders of more than $75 in merchandise receive free ground shipping! Orders must ship to Street Addresses in the Contiguous 48 United States - not valid for shipments to PO Boxes, APOs, or shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, or other US Territories. To receive your free shipping, please select "Ground" as your shipping option during checkout.
We reserve the right to not ship an order if, for some reason (such as your specific location, the size of your order, etc), your order has extraordinary handling or shipping charges from FedEx or USPS. We will contact you within 1 business day if your order is subject to any additional handling charges not already noted.
Typical Shipping Rates
Ground (5-7 Days)*
2 Day Rush (2 Business Days)
Up To $25.00
$25.01 - $50.00
$50.01 - $75.00
$75.01 - $100.00
$100.01 - $150.00
$150.01 - $200.00
$200.01 - $300.00
$300.01 - $400.00
$400.01 - $500.00
*Only available to non PO Box shipments in the contiguous 48 states.
** USPS Priority Mail is required for all shipments to PO Boxes, APOs, FPOs, Puerto Rico, and other US Territories. Orders over $500.00 will be quoted a custom shipping charge.
We process orders quickly, but you might wonder "When will my order arrive?"
PartyPail ships from several different warehouses around the country. We are conservative when we quote delivery date estimates, assuming the longest time in transit for Ground shipments. Orders placed on Monday through Thursday after 6:00 PM Eastern Time are processed the next business day. Orders placed over a weekend are processed on Monday. Delivery time depends on the shipping method you choose; shipping times begin AFTER the order leaves our warehouse. Typical delivery time for Ground shipping is five business days (excluding the day your order shipped). Remote locations and APOs may take longer; we reserve the right to use a shipping method other than the one you select.
Based on the day your order is SHIPPED, we estimate your delivery date as follows:
2 Day Air Delivery Date
Estimated Priority Mail Delivery Date*
Ground Delivery Date
Thursday - Saturday*
Friday - Following Monday*
Saturday - Tuesday*
Monday - Wednesday*
Tuesday - Thursday*
*USPS PRIORITY MAIL DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SPECIFIC DELIVERY DATE - THESE ARE SIMPLY DELIVERY ESTIMATES BASED ON OUR EXPERIENCE TO ADDRESSES WITHIN THE CONTIGUOUS 48 STATES.
PLEASE NOTE - order processing lead times are longer on personalized items, specialty items such as diaper cakes, and some favors. Please refer to the "Check Ship Date" link on the product detail page for each product you are ordering for complete details.
2-Day Rush Delivery Options
For expedited shipping, we offer 2-day shipping options. Shipping times always begin the day after the shipment leaves our warehouse. Typically, the shippers we use do not include weekends and holidays in their delivery time estimates, and do not deliver on weekends or national holidays. For example, a 2-day order shipped on Thursday will arrive Monday rather than Saturday.
Overnight Delivery Options
We can custom quote an overnight rush delivery if you really need something that quickly. For custom quotes, please use the Contact Us page; include your shipping address and a list of the items you wish to order.
USPS Priority Mail Shipping
For anyone else who desires to use the USPS Priority Mail service, we do offer the option. Shipping times always begin the day after the order leaves our warehouse, and USPS Priority Mail is generally a 2 to 4 day delivery service; they also deliver on Saturdays.
Don't select this option if:
You want guaranteed delivery dates, with detailed, trackable, delivery status. If you want this type of service, select our 2 Day or 3 Day shipping options to take advantage of FedEx's great shipment tracking capabilities. Priority Mail does not provide detailed tracking status on packages in their system.
Insurance on your product - although packages shipped via USPS ARE insured, this merely enables us to send you a replacement package more quickly should your original package go missing. In this scenario, delays are unavoidable.
* A note of caution: USPS Priority Mail is not trackable the same way as FedEx, and does not offer a guaranteed delivery timeframe. Our experience is that orders arrive in 2 - 4 mail days (excluding Sundays and holidays) 95-98% of the time.
Mother Nature & Delivery Delays
Unfortunately Mother Nature can impact your delivery date; please plan accordingly. This includes ordering early, and taking into consideration any weather conditions your package may encounter during its journey from our facility to your doorstep.
Order Verification: Billing & Shipping Address Issues, and Surcharges
If the "Ship To" location is different than the "Bill To" location, we may delay your order until we can confirm the details of your order via telephone. Please provide an accurate phone number where you can be reached during the day.
If the billing address does not match the address on file with your bank, your order will be delayed until we can verify your billing address. To avoid order processing delays, please make sure you enter the exact address where your credit card or debit card statement is mailed in the "Bill To" fields in the shopping cart.
If your shipment requires extraordinary handling by our shipper due to the order having a wrong address, no one being available to receive the shipment, or any other reason, we will pass along those charges to you at the cost we've been charged by our shipping provider, and charge the credit card used in the original purchase.
Shipping Policies Revised: 11/9/2012
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