Mother’s Day 2020 is May 10, but it might be best to purchase your gift sooner than later.
Due to the coronavirus, consumers are bracing for shipping delays that could result in a delivery lag.
The United States Postal Service says in an April 17 statement, Priority Mail Express service, which guarantees overnight service, will not change the site says. “Priority Mail’s two- and three-day service commitments now will be extended to three and four days, respectively.”
Customers should expect Priority Mail Open and Distribute deliveries “to range from two to four days nationwide.” First-Class Package Service will also extend to three and four days from two and three days.
FedEx notes there’s been an increase in volume, and it’s working to ensure on-time delivery. UPS writes in a statement. “While we have suspended our Service Guarantee in light of overall Coronavirus uncertainties, we remain committed to providing timely and reliable service.”
Amazon has noted that each individual item includes estimated delivery dates listed before and after being added to carts.
Most flower-delivery companies allow customers to choose delivery dates, but don’t wait until the last minute. Many, like ProFlowers, work with local florists, which handle arrangements and delivery.
UrbanStems says the cutoff for delivery is Friday at 2 p.m. on May 8 for May 9 delivery, and it offers next-day shipping to all areas including New York.
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