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Christmas Delivery Tips & Recommended Last Order Dates

Posted on December 3, 2012 by Amy There have been 0 comments

Christmas is upon us once again.  I can't quite believe that we sent out an email saying 6 weeks till Christmas and it is now just three short weeks away!

Our store has been so busy lately with loads of people shopping but also lots of people stopping by, browsing all of the unique and unusual Christmas Gifts and unique Christmas Gift Ideas we have to offer.  If you have your eye on one, two or a few things then please make sure you quickly scan this post for up to the minute information on our recommended last order dates to ensure your gifts arrive in time for the big day!

For some items you will need to order within the next three days to ensure your goodies arrive.

The thing that makes Everything Begins so special is that every purchase directly supports our independent artists, designers & makers.  You buy directly from our designer's studios.  Everything here is bespoke, often made by hand, in limited runs, and sometimes custom made to your order.

With one shopping basket, you can order as many items from as many designers as you like in one, simple transaction through our secure payment gateway.  And once you’ve placed your order, our designers package up your latest discovery and send it directly to your door from the very place in which it was created.

Our designer’s studios are located all over the world, so shipping times and delivery rates do vary depending on where you and they are located.

Everything Begins with the perfect gift and with Christmas fast approaching we wanted to provide a few tips & information for shopping & shipping, to be sure your gifts are delivered in perfect time.

CHRISTMAS GIFT SHIPPING TIMES

It is at our artist & designers discretion as to the shipping method used, however they each use a combination of standard post, international signed for and international couriers to ensure your products get to you safely and as cost effectively as possible.   International courier is always used for bulky, heavy items such as lighting, furniture & rugs.

All products are despatched within 24 - 48 hours, with the exception of custom, made to order items.  Generally if the designer is located within the same country as you it will arrive within 3-5 days from the time of order.  If the designer is located in a different country then as a general rule allow 7 - 10 working days for delivery.

SPECIAL SHIPPING DATES FOR GIFTS ORIGINATING FROM UK DESIGNERS

Ordering gifts from our UK based designers to send to another country:

Most of our UK based designers use Royal Mail International Signed For & Air Sure postal services.  

It’s important to note that Royal Mail has provided the following recommended dates for last post to ensure your gifts arrive in time for Christmas:

Royal Mail Airmail - Australia, New Zealand, Asia, South and Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East and Japan.  Last Post 5th of December.*

If you would like to order from a UK based designer and would like to arrange an international courier service, please just get in touch and we can help hello@everythingbegins.com

Royal Mail Airmail - USA, Canada and Eastern Europe. Last Post 10th of December. *

Royal Mail Airmail - Western Europe: Last Post, 12th December. *

Please note:  Large, bulky & heavy items such as Rugs, Lighting & Framed Art is always sent by international courier, such as UPS, DHL & Fed Ex (depending on your location).  Products from British designers Jake Phipps, Rug-Maker, Sonya Winner and Elli Popp are all shipped by international courier service and therefore the above early Christmas shipping dates do not apply.  

Ordering & sending gifts from our UK based designers to an address in the UK:

If your order is being shipped from a UK designer to a UK address we encourage you to order by 20th December.

SPECIAL SHIPPING DATES FOR GIFTS ORIGINATING FROM AUSTRALIAN DESIGNERS

Most of our Australian designers use Australia Post for shipping orders.  

Australia Post does not have special cut-off dates for Christmas gifts postal services - the regular delivery standards apply.  That said, it is always a good idea to order and mail early to avoid the Christmas rush and any possible delays.

SPECIAL SHIPPING DATES FOR GIFTS ORIGINATING FROM NEW ZEALAND DESIGNERS

Our New Zealand designers use New Zealand Post International Courier for shipping orders. 

New Zealand Post has advised the following cut-off dates for Christmas gifts:

Australia:  Last Post 10th December.

Rest of World:  Last Post 3th December.

SPECIAL SHIPPING DATES FOR GIFTS ORIGINATING FROM US DESIGNERS

US based designers use USPS Priority Mail Service.

It’s important to note that USPS has provided the following recommended dates for last post to ensure your gifts arrive in time for Christmas:

USPS Priority Mail Service - Africa, Central & South America. Last Post 2nd of December.*

USPS Priority Mail Service - Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, Mexico. Last Post 9th of December.*

USPS Priority Mail Service - Canada, Caribbean, Europe & Middle East. Last Post 12th of December. *

Ordering & sending Christmas gifts from our US based designers to an address in the US:

If your order is being shipped from a US designer to a US address we encourage you to order by 20th December.

Of course, if you would like to place an order after these dates you can, we just can’t guarantee your Christmas gifts will arrive in time.   However, we can also arrange a courier service using UPS, FedEx or DHL, to expedite your order at your request.  Just send us a little note to hello@everythingbegins.com before ordering - we’re here to help & will make sure your gifts arrive in time.

Please note:  Large, bulky & heavy items such as Rugs, Lighting & Framed Art is always sent by international courier, such as UPS, DHL & Fed Ex (depending on your location).  Products from British designers Jake Phipps, Rug-Maker, Sonya Winner, Something From Us and Elli Popp are all shipped by international courier service and therefore the above early Christmas shipping dates do not apply.  

Questions?

If you have any questions about any of our designers, products or delivery rates & times please get in touch with us at hello@everythingbegins.com - we are always here to help and promise to get back to you straight away.

Happy Christmas Shopping!

Love Amy x

 

 

 


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