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Shutterfly Shipping TIMES & PRICES: How Long for Delivery?

logo shutterflyHow long does shutterfly take to ship, and how much does it cost? The total time that it takes to get your order depends on two factors added together: the amount of time to make your order (processing) and the time it takes to deliver (shipping).

Remember, some items, like 4×6 prints, can be pickup up same-day at your local Walgreens, Walmart, or CVS. In that case, skip the free shipping coupon, and get your order in about an hour!

Shutterfly’s shipping methods and speeds: 

Shipping Method:Processing + Shipping:
Economy:6-10 business days
Standard: (USPS)5-7 business days
Expedited: (UPS or FedEx)4-5 business days
Rush: (UPS or FedEx):3-4 business days
Super Rush: (UPS or FedEx):1-2 business days
Canada Delivery: 7-14 business days
Other International:9-17 business days

Shipping considerations:

  • Holiday shipping: Economy and Standard shipping may take up to an additional 6 days to be delivered during peak holiday times
  • No Saturday or Sunday deliveries
  • Rush & expedited shipping times are guaranteed, and include tracking number
  • Super rush shipping has limited availability
  • Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii may take longer
  • Items may ship separately: If you have ordered multiple items, they may be shipped separately, and arrive a day or two apart
  • Canadian shipments may be subject to taxes, fees, and duties to be paid my recipient at the point of delivery
  • International shipping: Shutterfly ships to 100+ countries. Shipping times may vary widely depending on country
  • Military addresses: With APO/FPO addresses, Shutterfly recommends using “United States” as the country, regardless of the location of the recipient. Also, the estimated speed of delivery can vary based on a number of variables
  • Free Shipping speed? Most times their “free” shipping is mailed at “economy” speed.

Shutterfly shipping COSTS and fees:

Shutterfly determines the shipping costs based on a number of considerations including: product type, quantity, packaging, and weight. Click below for their on-site shipping prices by product:

Shipping prices – shutterfly.com

View today’s couponsnew – Up to 50% off and free shipping! 

Where does Shutterfly ship from?

Shutterfly’s main production facility is in Fort Mill, South Carolina. The facility is huge, at about the length of 3 football fields. Their servers hold over 20 billion photos, and employs 350+ full-time workers, and over 1500 seasonal workers.

More about their shipping facility in Fort Mill, S.C.
| WBTV Charlotte

Delivery Options & Arrival Dates:

For each order, you’ll be given estimated delivery dates at checkout. For Expedited shipping methods, these times will be guaranteed, and your order will come with a tracking number:

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*Related: Vistaprint shipping times and prices | Walgreens Photo Shipping Times | Snapfish Shipping Times

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Shutterfly Free Shipping 2017

New promo codes for Shutterfly.com: Use one of these coupon codes or deals for up to a 50% discount and free shipping on prints, photo books, cards, and photo gifts at shutterfly. Sometimes you can even use the free shipping code on top of another discount!

*Shutterfly coupon tips:

Best Shutterfly deals & coupons for :

Shutterfly: 25% Off
No minimum. *Code may be stackable with other discounts
Ends 6/30/17
Shutterfly: 40% Off
May combine with some other on-site discounts!
Ends 6/27/17
Photo Books: 50% Off
Hardcover photo books. May combine w/ free delivery code?
Ends 6/27/17
Free Shipping on $49+
May combine with some other promo codes:
Ends 6/27/17
FREE: 2 8x10 Prints
No minimum. Prints, photo books, gifts, and cards. Get promotional code.
Ends 6/30/17
FREE 16x20 Print (Save $18!)
One-day only! Get promotional code.
Ends 6/30/17
Shutterfly: On-Site Coupons
Free shipping, more. View today's featured deals Click for codes:
June 2017
Photo Cards: 50% Off
Cards, invitations, announcements, stationery. Get promo code.
Ends 6/27/17
Free Notepad
No minimum purchase. Click for code:
Ends 6/30/17
Graduation: 40% Offnew
Premium graduation announcements and invitations
Ends 6/27/17
Prints: 25% Off
Photo prints, posters, and enlargements.
Ends 7/30/17
New Customers: Free 8x8 Photo Booknew
Saves $30! Add to your order, or just pay shipping.
June 2017
New Customers: FREE Stuff
50 free prints, free magnet, free set of address labels
Photo Cards: 25% Off
Invitations, birth announcements, save the dates, stationery
Ends 7/30/17
1 Free Card
Free card or invitation; just pay shipping.
Calendars: 25% Off
Desk, magnet, mousepad, & wall calendars.
Ends 7/30/17
Art Prints: 40% Off
$30 min. Turn your photos into beautiful wall art
Ends 6/27/17
Wedding Invitations: 25% Off
Or, click here for 5 free wedding invites

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4 kinds of discounts + where to enter a promo code

Using a coupon to get a discount is easy. In fact, there are really only two methods for taking advantage of an offer: instant discounts, or promo codes.

  1. Sales or Instant discounts occur when you click on a promotional link or banner advertising a sale, and it immediately applies the savings to the prices on their site. An example of this might be a link saying, “save up to 50% on photo books this week!” In this case, just clicking over to their site will offer you the discounted price.
  2. Saved / Special Offers: If you are an existing customer, you may have earned rewards from previous purchases, or qualify for special coupons. At checkout you can click, “See saved offers” (next to the ‘Promos / Gift Certificates’ field) to see what coupons or freebies you can get!
  3. Payment method – At checkout you will be offered an incentive like a free item or discount on your order if you use a specific payment method like Visa Checkout or Masterpass. I got a free iPhone case this way! 
  4. Promotional codes – Every week Shutterfly has at least 3 or more promo codes out there, so always look for them before placing any order! Before finalizing your order, you’ll be able to review it, and there will be an area to enter a code like this:

enter shutterfly promo code After entering a code under, “promos / gift certificates,” you’ll get a message detailing the validity and terms of the code below the “checkout” button. If you click the “promos” links next to the various logos, you’ll see what promotions they offer if you use their payment method.

4 ways to get free shipping at Shutterfly.com:

Depending on your specific order, free delivery might be your best savings. Here’s are several potential ways to have your order ship free:

  1. Orders over $29 ship free – The good news is that every month their current free shipping code renews. The only catch is that you have to spend a minimum amount to get free delivery, usually $29 or $39 to qualify.
  2. Free shipping with no minimum – Finding a code for free delivery with no minimum is rare. I assume this is because most orders are for 4×6 prints. Shipping these small, $3 orders free would probably cause them to lose money every time!
  3. Free delivery upgrades – There’s also usually a Shutterfly promo code that can give you expedited shipping for the price of economy. If you can’t afford to wait around for standard or economy speed delivery, consider this code. If you do decide to use it, you must select “expedited shipping” at checkout before entering the promotional code, or it won’t apply.
  4. Free Rush Shipping on certain items – Also look for certain seasonal promotions that ship specific products for free. This usually includes personalized photo cards of some sort, like tine-sensitive announcements or first birthday invitations

The best coupons combine a discount + free delivery

Certain on-site sales and coupons are stackable with their free shipping code. You’ll have to spend a minimum amount (usually $29+, so it won’t work for most orders for prints) but it’s worth trying entering the free shipping code on top of another coupon to see if it works. An example of this is a recent on-site sale for 50% off photo books. The discount was applied automatically, and then at checkout I was able to add their (ongoing) coupon code “SHIP39” for free delivery on $39 minimum orders. That’s a great deal!

Shutterfly Free offers: photo books, prints, calendars, etc.

Just about every week Shutterfly offers a free item. These are great, but you have to pay for shipping. Not a big deal when you are getting a free photo book or calendar worth $25, but significant when you have to pay $4 to ship “free” address labels or a free luggage tag.

Although the smaller “free” items may not be worth it after paying shipping fees, consider adding them to an existing order, (less shipping cost) to make it a better deal. shutterfly masterpass promo You can also get freebies at checkout from credit card companies when you select their payment method. Just click “view promos” next to their logo to see their latest offers!