Production News: Stikins' December Delivery Guide For Christmas Orders Of Name Labels
With advent calendars on the go, the official countdown to Christmas is underway. At this time of year, it can take longer for orders to arrive. Here are the last posting dates you need to meet if you need your name labels before Christmas.
Christmas Orders Of Stikins Name Labels
As always, we will be printing and posting name labels every week day (Mon-Fri) up to 3pm. We will despatch orders received by 3pm on the same day. Orders placed after 3pm or over the weeked will be despatched on the next working day.
Our last day in the office this year is Tuesday 22nd December. We will print and post all orders received by 3pm before Christmas.
DELIVERY – STANDARD DELIVERY
Our standard delivery service uses Royal Mail’s First Class service and is completely free.
Generally speaking, around 93% of first class mail arrives next day. However, next day delivery is not guaranteed and items may take five working days to arrive. This year, due to coronavirus restrictions and reduced staffing levels, there has been an increase in delays with first class items. This delay is likely to get worse as we get closer to Christmas. We therefore advise that you order as early as you can and consider using special delivery…
DELIVERY – SPECIAL DELIVERY
Our special delivery service uses Royal Mail’s Special Delivery Guaranteed service. It costs £6.30 as this is what Royal Mail charge us.
This service guarantees that your name labels will be delivered on the next (working) day. Royal Mail have revised this service, which currently guarantees delivery on the next working day by 4pm.
You can upgrade to special delivery when you order online or by phone.
At this time of year, we strongly recommend upgrading to special delivery if you absolutely need your name labels by Christmas. For example, if you are buying Stikins on behalf of family or friends (whom you will be meeting over the Christmas break), if you need them for a Christmas trip, or if you are buying them on behalf of someone moving into a residential care or nursing facility.
Last Posting Dates For Christmas Name Labels
Royal Mail’s recommended last posting dates for Christmas 2020 are:
Monday 21st December: last posting date for STANDARD DELIVERY of name labels
Wednesday 23rd December: last posting date for SPECIAL DELIVERY of name labels
As we are closing on Tuesday, you will need to order no later than 3pm on Monday for standard delivery and 3pm on Tuesday for special delivery.
HOWEVER, we would strongly recommend ordering sooner as Royal Mail's recommended posting dates are guidelines only and do not guarantee delivery before Christmas.
Order Your Christmas Name Labels Today
Our advice for ordering name labels at Christmas is two-fold:
- Consider upgrading to Special Delivery if you definitely need your name labels before Christmas.
- Order early to avoid disappointment and delays.
You can order Stikins name labels online, by phone, or by post - although we wouldn't recommend ordering by post if you're in a hurry! We supply Stikins in four pack sizes of 30, 60, 90, or 120 labels. We've also got an amazing 10% discount when you order 3 or more packs. When you order online or by phone, this discount will automatically applied to your order.