Time goes by so quickly!! It’s already time for me to let you know of the Christmas deadline for all melamine items. Most of you already know that I create the designs for the melamine items and that a manufacturer produces them for me. They are shipped directly from the manufacturer to you or to the lucky person you’re buying it for.
Christmas is an extremely busy time for the manufacturer. Their employees work around the clock producing the items and getting them out in a timely manner. Here are the deadline dates in which they guarantee a Christmas delivery.
- DECEMBER 1, 2013 is the deadline for melamine items to be guaranteed a Christmas delivery with STANDARD SHIPPING AND PROCESSING.
- DECEMBER 8, 2013 is the deadline for melamine items to be guaranteed a Christmas delivery with RUSH PROCESSING AND STANDARD SHIPPING. (Rush processing fees start at 25.00.)
- DECEMBER 15, 2013 is the deadline for melamine items to be guaranteed a Christmas delivery with RUSH PROCESSING AND UPGRADE SHIPPING. (Rush processing fees start at 25.00 and upgrade shipping starts at 24.95.)
- Orders received on and after DECEMBER 16, 2013 will NOT be guaranteed a Christmas delivery even with Rush Processing and/or Upgrade Shipping.
I usually have a few folks each year order beyond the Standard Shipping and Processing date without paying the rush fee. Please understand that you may order anytime during December without paying the rush and/or upgrade shipping fee BUT YOUR ITEMS WILL NOT BE GUARANTEED A DELIVERY BEFORE CHRISTMAS DAY.
Another thing to keep in mind is the turn around time on melamine items. I will send a proof to you within 24 hours of placing your order with me. Turn around time from the manufacturer is up to 10-14 business days from the receipt of the order. This means once you approve your proof with me and it’s submitted into production, the manufacturer may not have it ready to ship until 10-14 business days. It is usually not that long but could be during the holiday season.
Please plan accordingly. I send out reminders religiously on Facebook as the deadline dates approach.
If you’d like to start planning, all melamine items can be viewed at this link:
I know it’s crazy but when I transferred my site to a blog, I still had working site pages. The home page will take you to the blog, but the other pages should still take you to the items.
As always…I appreciate you!!