Ground Shipping Deadline Coming Up!

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Is the first week of December seriously almost over? We can’t believe it either – but since it crept up on us so fast, we thought we would remind you all of some serious upcoming shipping deadlines.

For those of you in the Continental U.S., the last day for Ground Shipping is Tuesday, December 9th. Finish and upload those books this weekend to make sure you get your book in time for holiday gift giving.

Not going to happen? It’s cool. You’ve got a few more days to get those books to your door in time. December 12th is the last day for 2nd Day Air, and the 15th is the last day for Next Day Air. Check out all the deadlines here.

Happy bookmaking!

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5 Comments

  1. I noticed that you have different picture layouts depending on the type of book you select. Is there a book type that would have all layout options. We are making a wedding book, but need more options like pano. Also, is there a way to take my half created wedding book and change the book type to say photographic so I can get the pano layout?

    Thanks
    Eric

    By Eric
      December 7, 2008 – 2:02 pm   Permalink
  2. I hope you learned the lesson and next year you plan to either publish more conservative deadlines or find a way to have the printers working 24 hours a day… this year you let me down big time (and I am sure dozens of other users) and you are now forcing me to find last minute replacement gifts…

    By Francesco
      December 21, 2008 – 6:17 am   Permalink
  3. This has become an embarassment. Having submitted an order on the 5th with 2nd day shipping (i.e. a full week ahead of the published deadline), I now have no idea when the books will turn up, even with a complimentary upgrade to overnight it will not reach my customer before the 23rd, and he wanted the books in order to give them to relatives (i.e. forward them by FedEx). How can a company like Blurb blow its published deadlines by such a margin, and remain clueless as to when specific books will ship (the last estimate was Friday, and that did not happen) escapes my understanding.

      December 21, 2008 – 1:14 pm   Permalink
  4. I highly question your economy shipping estimate of 10 business days to Hawaii as you state in your shipping information. Nowhere does your site state that the book will be sent via Media Mail as Padraic in your customer support just told me by email.

    Does your company even realize that Media Mail to Hawaii takes 3 to 6 weeks per the USPS website? From personal experience, it has taken up to 8 weeks and I am not even talking about the Holiday season. How did your company come up with 10 business days? That’s a whole week shorter than the Postal Services’ minimum. If your site had informed customers about the shipping method, I would figured out that your shipping estimate was grossly understated and would have chosen a quicker method.

    I ordered this book over a month before Christmas because this was supposed to be a gift but that won’t happen. I highly suggest you correct your shipping estimate if you plan to continue your use of Media Mail as your method of economy shipping to Hawaii. I’m not expecting to get this book delivered until early February!

    By Thad
      December 21, 2008 – 2:44 pm   Permalink
  5. Yes, I am still griping about the HORRIBLE delays with the pre-Christmas orders. Like Francesco, I am also forced to find replacement gifts. My order, placed on 6 December, is STILL processing and is over a week late. Bad, bad, Blurb. This smacks of a huge unprofessionalism and i will think twice about continuing to stick around. Amazon offers similar services, by the way. And never a delay there.

    By J-P
      December 21, 2008 – 11:44 pm   Permalink

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