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STRATEGIC SHIPPING DURING THE HOLIDAYS

I wanted to mention a few things about shipping during the holiday season. Please avoid waiting until the last minute to place your order. The normal transit times for UPS and USPS are a bit off this time of year, especially with UPS ground and even 3 day select. It seems that both carriers may tack on an extra day to deliver a package. Due to the Black friday and Cyber Monday shopping “spree”, carriers are trying to do a bit of catch up on all the packages that are in transit.

I had a package stuck on a trailer amidst a number of other trailers in VA and it was simply impossible to deliver these buttons before one of the college football games held this weekend. Not to worry.  I simply did a little research on another carrier who could deliver the goods, redid the order and shipped it via FedEx next day air Saturday delivery. Lo and behold, it made it on time. Keep in mind that it may be necessary to switch carriers depending on a number of situational factors.

Apparantly UPS air and intl air packages are guaranteed throughout the holiday season. UPS refers to this concept as the peak season service guarantee. All that means is that they will refund your money on shipping if they don’t honor their intended commitment. With that being said, this means that ONLY next day air and 2nd day air packages are affected. That leaves 3 day select (expedited ground) and ground packages out of the running for being guaranteed this time of year. So no refunds for these latter two methods of shipping.

In conclusion, please be patient with these carriers do to the package surge before the holidays. Even the UPS sales force must work at the hub this time of year. Everyone Loves Buttons is intimately familiar with transit times and is working hard to make sure you get your orders on time. We are spending extra time tracking packages after they leave our facility for added assurance that your buttons arrive promptly.

 

Fast-Track Production Guarantees Your Production Time

Need your buttons in a rush? With our Fast-Track button service you can receive your buttons as quickly as tomorrow if needed. This service guarantees your custom buttons will be produced in 1, 2, 3 or 4 days. When ordering your buttons, you can choose one of the following options for Fast-Track production of your button order:

  • Fast-Track Same-Day Ship
  • Fast-Track 1-Day Production
  • Fast-Track 2-Day Production
  • Fast-Track 3-Day Production
  • Fast-Track 4-Day Production

Do you need same day production & shipping service? We are one of the only companies that offer same-day shipping up to quantities of 2,500 or more! Give us a call NOW to arrange this service.

If you are not in a rush or just need your custom buttons ASAP, our standard production time on most orders is 5 business days. Please keep in mind it is less expensive to choose our Fast-Track production service and slower UPS shipping to get your buttons by the date you need them. You may still need to take into account shipping time and the possibility of expedited shipping to meet your in-hands date even with Fast-Track production service.

Drop Shipping

Do you have multiple stores or locations that need buttons? We can save you the time and hassle by drop shipping to each of your locations for you. We will just need a breakdown of quantities and locations. Please call for pricing.

Blind Shipping

Are you reselling the buttons and don’t want your customer to know? We can ship the buttons to your customer, completely blind so they think you produced and shipped the buttons. There is no additional charge for this service.

Pickup

If you are a local customer in Phoenix, AZ or in town for an event, you are more than welcome to pick up your buttons and save on shipping. Just let us know you will be picking them up, and we’ll give you a call when they are ready.

7 Services We Offer To You

Services for you

Do you need your buttons in a rush or bagged after production? We can do that! Here at Everyone Loves Buttons we offer different services to help you with your custom button order.

  1. Fast-Track Production Guarantees Your Production Time:

If you need your buttons in a rush, we can help you out using our Fast-Track service, where you can get your buttons as quick as tomorrow (if needed). By using our Fast-Track service this guarantees that your buttons will be produced from the same, 1, 2, 3, or 4 days. (If you’re not in any rush our standard production time is 5 business days).

Also don’t forget to take into account shipping tome and possibly needing expedited shipping to meet your in-hands date even with the Fast-Track production service.

  1. Drop Shipping

Do you need your buttons shipped to different locations? No problem! We can save you the time and the hassle of getting your buttons to different locations yourself by drop shipping to each of your locations. Just tell us how many go to each location and we can take it from there (a small fee does apply).

  1. Blind Shipping

If you are reselling the buttons and want your customer to receive them, we can ship the buttons to your customer, completely blind so they think that you produced and shipped the buttons at no additional charge, just let us know when you place to order.

  1. Pickup

If you are a local customer in Phoenix, AZ or you are in town for your event, feel free to swing by and pick up your buttons. This way you can save on shipping. All you have to do is let us know when you would like to pick them up and we will give you a call when they’re ready.

  1. Bagging

If you need your buttons bagged in certain quantities we can definitely help you out. No quantity is too small for bagging your buttons. Custom bagging is typically $10.75 per thousand buttons if it’s just a single version. If you have multiple versions being bagged together the price is $12.75 per thousand buttons.

  1. Assembly Only

If you’re a print company looking to save a few bucks, or have a Pantone color only you can print, we offer assembly only discounts if you provide the printed graphics.

  1. Custom Button Packs

If you want your buttons in a custom pack or on a card, we offer button packs in any configuration and size you can imagine. We will print a full color back card and attached the quantity of buttons you want. We will then bag the button pack and seal it for shipping. Call us for a custom packaging quote.

Need another service that you don’t see here or have an idea for your buttons, give us a call (623-445-9975) or send in a quote under the Get a Quote tab, and we will help you out!

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