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Dear Royal Coffee Customer,

As the holidays approach, we wanted to send a note about LTL freight and outbound shipments. During the holiday season carriers always expect higher than normal volume, but driver and dock staffing shortages have never been so severe as they are this year. Outbound Shipping has seen extreme delays recently, and we anticipate the holidays will only exacerbate these issues. We suggest planning ahead as far as possible.

If you are expecting more business than usual, we would urge you to plan your holiday orders as soon as possible. As we approach the holidays, expect rates to be higher and delays to be longer. The sooner we ship your order, the better.

We recommend shipping ahead of the holidays as many carriers are operating at capacity this year.

For Thanksgiving:

  • Customers in 4-5 day transit lanes, we recommend ordering by November 12th for delivery before Thanksgiving.
  • Customers in 2-3 day transit lanes, we recommend ordering by the 15th for delivery before Thanksgiving.

For December holidays:

  • Customers in 4-5 day transit lanes, we recommend ordering by December 13th  for delivery before the Christmas / New Year holiday.
  • Customers in 2-3 day transit lanes, we recommend ordering by the 17th for delivery before the Christmas / New Year holiday.

 

Please find a list of warehouse and carrier closures for the holidays below:

Our best advice: Get your order in early to make sure you have coffee for the holidays (510) 652-4256 or email us at info@royalcoffee.com.