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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.
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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.
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Office Gift Giving Do's and Don'ts

03/22/2019 worklife seasonal

Start preparing for the holiday season with these office gift-giving tips to help you select the perfect items for your colleagues.

Do find out and work within your office gift policy

Save yourself some time by learning and adhering to the gifting rules your office enforces before you start your shopping. Make sure the appropriate parties are aware of gift ideas and whether or not they’re within regulation.

Don't overspend

While it might seem tempting to try and impress your coworkers with the perfect gifts, going over budget can be a fatal mistake for your holiday season. Keep spending in control and let team members know they are all valued equally.

Do give shareable gifts or gifts of the same value

When it comes to group gifts, you can’t go wrong with a gourmet food basket or tower that the whole office can enjoy. Just make sure you check for dietary restrictions. If giving gifts individually, be sure all gifts are of equal value.

Don't give gifts that are not office-appropriate

Even though festivities are abound and fun is being had, gifts still need to be appropriate for an office environment. Avoid gag-gifts or gifts based on inside jokes with close coworkers in favor of sincere, thoughtful gifts. Don’t give anything you wouldn’t give to your boss!

Do make your gifts personal and functional

When shopping for individuals, try and find gifts that not only match their personality but can also be used regularly. Customization and functionality are key here. You can’t go wrong with customized products tailored to the recipient’s tastes.

Don't forget to be sensitive of those not on your list

If you’re not buying gifts for everyone, you should be sensitive of the feelings of coworkers who didn’t make your list. In this situation, consider giving gifts away from the office, such as at a happy hour or lunch, to avoid unnecessary awkward situations or hurt feelings.

Keeping these tips in mind will ensure that your gift-giving efforts will be appreciated all throughout the season. Start shopping early to select the most thoughtful gifts and create the smoothest possible holiday experience!