Dasher Delivery Schedule
Nov 15: Dasher opens!
Nov 30: Deadline for Dec. 2 delivery (midnight)
Dec 2: First Dasher Delivery Day
Dec 7: Deadline for Dec. 9 delivery (midnight)
Dec 9: Dasher Delivery Day
Dec 14: Deadline for Dec. 16 delivery (midnight)
Dec 16: Dasher Delivery Day
Dec 21: Deadline for Dec. 23 delivery (midnight)
Dec 23: Last Dasher Delivery Day
DASHER: A Local Webshop Delivery Service Coming to Portland + West Gardiner This December!
Shop Maine Craft is shining up our sleigh in preparation to deliver handcrafted goodies to the locals this December! With expected mail delays on the horizon, we wanted to create a way for you to reliably send and receive Maine made gifts in our little corner of New England.
Not only are you guaranteed to receive your order in a timely manner, but it’s also a wonderful way to support working Maine craft artists and fuel our arts economy. Read below for more details on how to participate, what is considered local, our complete Dasher Delivery Days schedule, and more!
How does it work?
Each Thursday (until Christmas), Shop Maine Craft staff will personally deliver Webshop orders to the greater Portland and West Gardiner areas; the homes of our two retail galleries, Maine Craft Portland + the Center for Maine Craft.
Each week, orders placed by Tuesday @ midnight that qualify will be delivered on Thursday between noon-5pm. (We need a day to process your order / possibly move inventory between our two stores).
What is considered local?
Greater Portland + West Gardiner = 15 mile radius from either gallery location: Maine Craft Portland: 521 Congress Street, Portland
Center for Maine Craft: 288 Lewiston Road, West Gardiner
When does it begin?
The first Dasher Delivery Day will be Thursday, December 2nd, but you may begin placing Dasher orders Monday, November 15th! Remember, many of the items listed on the Webshop are one-of-a-kind, so don’t wait if you see something you love! Complete your purchase, and we will safely set it aside until the first Dasher Delivery Day on Dec. 2, unless specified otherwise in the order notes section.
How much does it cost?
It is a $10 flat fee, which covers the delivery AND gift wrapping your entire order!
How do I participate?
Simply select the $10 DASHER DELIVERY at checkout (please be sure to check you are within the 15 mile delivery radius of one of the stores).
Can I have this delivered to a friend or family member?
Yes! And we hope that you do, as they may get a festively dressed delivery person…
Ideally the recipient (whether it is you, or someone else) will be present to receive the order. If you/they will not be home, consider having it delivered to their place of work. People love that… right?!
If this IS going to someone else’s home (or work place!), please leave their phone number in the order notes, so we can call in case there is no answer at the door, and we do not feel comfortable leaving it on their step. You may leave additional specific instructions for delivery in the notes section.
Looking to ship beyond Portland / West Gardiner? (regular Webshop orders via USPS)
*Shop Maine Craft shipping deadline: For timely arrival, please place your orders by December 1st. We will continue shipping after this date but cannot guarantee delivery before Christmas.
Click here to learn more about our shipping policies!