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ORDER AND SHIP EARLY!  Orders may require longer lead times due to post-pandemic shipping and industry-wide supply chain challenges.

Order And Ship Early!

A massive increase in online shopping and residential deliveries has created record-breaking shipment volumes for UPS, FedEx and USPS. They can't keep up with demand. This can add days to production and delivery times in some instances. As your partner, we are committed to providing you with the best possible experience and service. Planning ahead allows Staples Promotional Products to help you meet your desired timelines. If you have large orders and tight deadlines, please call customer service for extra planning and attention.

On-time delivery could require longer shipping lead times, so order early!

  • Delivery of in-stock orders may be delayed due to longer shipment transit times
  • Custom orders may be subject to double delays. Inventories may take longer to reach decorators. Once decorated, shipment to the customer can take longer too
  • Paying for expedited services no longer guarantees on-time delivery. Shippers have discontinued their “money-back” delivery time guarantees for the foreseeable future

Plan & order early!

While Staples is working with suppliers and freight carriers to secure priority processing, delays cannot be mitigated in all cases. Shipping carriers do not know when shipping volumes and capacities will normalize. We will keep you informed as volumes and shipping times improve.

Have a mandatory in-hands date?

Share it with customer service! They will know the best options to ensure timely delivery.

Order early if you can!

Build a few extra days into your timeline just in case.

Shipping to or from Southern California?

Order even earlier! That region is experiencing the longest delays.

The Importance of Community Outreach

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What does community engagement mean to you?


Your community can encompass many things. From your family and friends, to those that live in your larger area and even coworkers, associates and others, your community is unique to you. These are the people that engage with your business every day, the impressions that will make the biggest impact and have the most ROI. That’s why it’s so important to create a lasting, positive relationship with those in your community.


Invest in your community and they’ll return the favor.


From sponsoring healthful events like walk/runs to participating in charity golf tournaments and more, you can spread your brand name and promise organically and create a positive impact through community involvement. Investing in these types of events also shows you care about overall health and wellness of not only your current consumers, but everyone in your local area. This can translate to potential leads remembering your name when they need to seek new facilities.


Sponsoring nontraditional events can also be beneficial for your brand. Throwing an outdoor retreat or a gala for your donors and using branded merchandise to show appreciation for those that allow your continued work can equal a huge success for your awareness initiatives. Plus, events like these offer opportunities to gain additional donations and funding. Win-win!


Additionally, participating in community outreach gives opportunities to cobrand with the event itself on your promotional products. This can not only provide an excellent incentive to attend, but also generate increased brand recall. Demonstrating your commitment to bettering your community comes with a myriad of benefits for all parties involved. 


And no matter what way you choose to engage with your community, there are multiple opportunities to utilize promotional merchandise to further your branding and recognition initiatives. Make sure your brand is accurately and notably represented at local events with logoed items people will love.


With all that in mind, Staples Promotional Products brings you the Community Outreach Collection. Explore creative solutions for your next event in this comprehensive collection of branded gift ideas.