Production News: Despatch & Delivery Information To Make Sure Your Seasonal Name Labels Arrive Swiftly
With Christmas fast approaching, here’s our guide to despatch and delivery of Stikins name labels for Christmas 2019!
Need Name Labels For Christmas? Order Now To Avoid Delay!
Many customers order name labels for Christmas. Some are preparing for a new school term; labelling new bits of kit or replacing uniform that has been outgrown (or lost!). Others order on behalf of relatives or friends who will be visiting over Christmas. Some even buy Stikins as gifts or gift tags for presents or as product labels for festive homemade goods.
All of these customers have one thing in common – they need their name labels to arrive BEFORE Christmas.
We despatch orders received by 3pm (Monday – Friday) same day and those placed after 3pm or over the weekend on the next working day. However, at this time of year, delivery can take longer.
We use Royal Mail’s first class service as standard. Usually, around 93% arrives next day with the rest taking a few days extra, although it can take five working days. At Christmas, this service experiences delays and becomes more unpredictable due to the volume of post being sent.
To avoid disappointment, we recommend upgrading to special delivery. This uses Royal Mail’s Special Delivery Guaranteed Service, which guarantees delivery by 1pm on the next working day and costs £6.30 (which is what Royal Mail charge us).
Special delivery requires a signature on delivery; if you won’t be available to sign, you can request a different delivery address (e.g. work or the address of a relative/friend) – alternatively, your item will be taken to your local Post Office collection point and a “Something For You” card will be left for your attention so you can collect your order or re-arrange delivery for another time.
Think You Might Need Last Minute Christmas Name Labels? Here Are The Last Posting Dates For 2019.
If you do end up cutting things a bit close, don’t worry! We will keep printing and posting name labels every day until we close on Friday 20th December. This means that all orders we receive by 3pm on this day will be printed and posted BEFORE Christmas.
According to the Royal Mail’s recommended last posting dates, orders despatched using our standard delivery (Royal Mail First Class) AND special delivery (Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed) services SHOULD be delivered before Christmas.
However, these are GUIDELINES ONLY; they do not guarantee that your order will arrive before Christmas as even the Royal Mail’s special delivery service has experienced delays in previous years. As always, our best advice if you need to receive your name labels before Christmas is to order them as early as you can and put them on special delivery!
Order Your Christmas Stikins Now!
If you’re ready to order, why wait?! Head on over to our online order page to start your Christmas order of name labels now. You can order online at any time; alternatively, give us a call during office hours ( 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday) to order by phone. If you have any further questions about ordering name labels for Christmas, our Customer Service Team will be happy to help with any seasonal enquiries.