COVID-19 SHIPPING UPDATE (Updated 11/20/2020)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS:
Expect delays of up to 25 business days
Delays in Australia continue due to a combination of factors:
- Restrictions in the state of Victoria and city of Melbourne. These can lead to parcels being processed and delivered from an alternate location.
- Reduction in flights from the USA to Australia. All carriers are working to secure additional uplift to service Australia and New Zealand over the next few weeks.
- Australia Post has also reduced its staffing to maintain social distancing practices, which means that once the parcels make it to Australia, they are slow to be processed and delivered.
- Hygiene requirements have shortened the hours each sortation facility as Australia Post has implemented dedicated shift start times to reduce cross over of workers.
Melbourne: Expect delays as Melbourne begins to receive some of the Perth volume and begins reopening after stage 3 & 4 restrictions. Please be aware that normal ETAs will not apply.
Perth: Currently experiencing extended delays of 4+ weeks due to closures in other areas increasing volume. Currently, this volume is going to be moved to Melbourne to clear the backlog more quickly.
Sydney: Expect up to a 25 day delay in processing as a backlog of parcels is cleared in Sydney.
Victoria: The Victorian Government recently reopened in early October. Expect continued delays as Victoria ramps back up.
Australia Post has advised that written proof of delivery is suspended, until further notice, for inbound items. Expect delays in delivery.
Significant Delays Continue
Expect delays of up to 15 business days
There are major international delivery delays with parcels arriving in to NZ from overseas due to insufficient airfreight capacity and government restrictions. Items shipped to New Zealand are delayed up to 15 business days.
Destination Country Scanning Issues
We have been alerted that some destination countries practicing contactless delivery have suspended written proof of delivery, which means that accurate delivery scan data may not be provided.
This applies to parcels bound for Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, The Netherlands, Singapore, and Russia.
Some countries are beginning to suspend delivery services. The US Postal Service will continue to accept and process mail destined for the aforementioned countries. This mail will be held within the USPS network and will be delivered once mail service is restored. However, KontrolFreek recommends customers from the following countries not place orders for the time being until we have been alerted that services are resumed.
FULL SUSPENSION OF SERVICES:
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Papua New Guinea
Republic Of Congo
Turks & Caicos
United Arab Emirates
Orders placed between 5:00AM (EST) on Fridays and 5:00AM (EST) on Mondays will be processed for shipment on Monday mornings. We do not process orders for shipment on Saturdays, Sundays, or on postal holidays!
When ordering from outside of the United States, customers are responsible for paying any and all customs fees associated with the importing of your order as described by the laws of your country.
FREE SHIPPING EXCLUSIONS
We currently do not offer free shipping to the following countries.
- Puerto Rico
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- United Arab Emirates
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*Customer shipping with standard international shipping will have slower tracking updates once the package has departed the US.
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