Dates in this post were updated at 8:30 a.m. ET on 12/20
StellaService has noticed a few retailers shifting their stated holiday cutoff dates.
StellaService has surveyed the sites of top retailers to determine the last opportunity to order products to be delivered by Christmas Day via standard shipping. You may remember that StellaService ordered products at the last minute last season and found 8 retailers that missed delivery.
StellaService Analysts have found several retailers that have changed their dates in recent days. For example:
HP – Previously served a pop-up window showing the cutoff date as 12/17. On 12/4 they rolled out a holiday shipping page in the customer service portal showing the last day to order with standard shipping as 12/16. On 12/10, HP changed the date back to 12/17.
Ralph Lauren – Moved from 12/21 to 12/19. On 12/13 they moved the date back to 12/21.
Target – On 12/3 they provided an explicit cut-off date of 12/20, but removed that date on …