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Shipping Tips

Where do you ship from?

We ship from Old Chatham, New York.

How long does it take for you to print and ship my place cards?

We try to print your custom cards within 4 business days. In many cases, we are able to ship earlier than 4 days depending on our order load.

USPS vs. UPS? What's guaranteed and what's not!

The United States Postal Service (USPS) does NOT GUARANTEE your delivery date at all. The 2 or 3 day delivery is only their suggested delivery date depending on where you live in relation to us shipping from NYC. You may receive your parcel in a window of 1 to 5 days, or longer. ONLY choose this option if there is no definite rush, or if you don't need your parcel within two weeks of ordering.

If you have a specific deadline, PLEASE tell us on the calligraphy form, or at checkout and choose the appropriate UPS shipping method. UPS guarantees delivery. That is the difference in price you are paying for: Peace of mind, essentially.

Golden Rule: Try to plan ahead, if possible. This gives you more control over how much you pay to ship & helps ensure your planned arrival date.

What happens if my purchase arrives after my event?

We do everything possible on our end to ensure your items arrive on time. As a precautionary suggestion:

  • Tell us your deadline on the calligraphy form or at checkout.
  • Choose the appropriate shipping method: In general, choose USPS if you are not in a rush or do not need your parcel within 2 weeks. Choose UPS if you have a deadline two weeks in or less. Ultimately, you, the customer, have 100% control over how your package is shipped to you because there is a 'cost to speed' associated with shipping.

If your package arrives after your event, we need to adhere by the choice you've made in courier service and therefore cannot take responsibility for the shipping speed you've chosen. No refunds will be made.

UPS Shipping Services Offered.

UPS GROUND/ Delivery based on distance to destination.  1-5 Business Days. In general, 1 day to NY, NJ, CT and MD.
UPS 2nd Day Air 2 Business Days/  Delivery typically by end of day
UPS 3 Day Select/  3 Business Days/  Delivery by end of day
UPS Next Day Air/  Next Business Day/  Delivery typically by 10:30 a.m.
UPS Worldwide Express/  1-3 Business Days/  Delivery typically by 10:30 a.m. or 12:00 noon
UPS Worldwide Saver/  1-3 Business Days/  Delivery by end of day

Do you ship Internationally?

Yes! We ship around the world via UPS. Please select a speed of service that is appropriate for you and your needs and note there may be duties to pay on your end as directed by your country, before your shipment is released to you. Each country has its own laws and tariffs regarding this. Please understand how duties and tariffs work in your country before you make your purchase!


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