News and Updates

Current despatch times 27th December 2023

Single dropshipped items: 1 – 3 business days.

Bulk Wholesale Orders: 2 – 7  business days.

Plus your chosen delivery method.

Price drops at PrintDrop

8th May 2023

With the announcement that the pandemic is officially over, what better way to forget that it all ever happened, is to set back our prices back to pre-pandemic levels.

Everything relating to the manufacture of your products increased substantially over the last 3 years. From cardboard, to deliveries and of course, the wholesale cost of mugs and coasters. As a result, we lost some customers, but we gained some new customers.

Stock shortages last Christmas and Royal Mail strikes this Christmas, caused a lot of hardship for all of us. So thanks for all of your support and as a thank you for still being in business, we have reduced a box of mugs by £20 – £50. No tricks or gimmicks…our lowest prices in 3 years!

No New Royal Mail Strikes Announced.

3rd January 2023

No new strikes have been announced by Royal Mail (yet). However, expect delays as they clear the backlog of mail as a result of pre Christmas strike action.

Royal Mail backlogs – BBC News

LAST POSTING DATES & STRIKES

10TH December 2022

Royal Mail management released a letter on the 9th of December, giving us one business day’s notice of a change to their last posting date for Christmas. RM48 services are likely to arrive after Christmas Day.

After reviewing tracking numbers, single dropshipped orders are taking around 9 days to arrive which included two strike days. There are 5 strike days planned between now and Christmas.

Bulk wholesale orders are sent by DHL, so not affected by strike action.

https://www.royalmail.com/latest-news

CHRISTMAS

December 2022

Please note that we are unable to provide any guaranteed delivery dates as we have no control over the postal system.

Expect delivery delays due to the usual Christmas rush, bad weather and Royal Mail industrial action.

We advise our customers to extend their despatch and delivery times to avoid disappointment.

Royal Mail advise that posting after a strike day will be subject to delays, as postal workers clear the backlog of mail. We recommend upgrading to RM48 Tracked services and RM24 as these services will be processed quicker than standard RM48. The strike days each week, have been deliberately timed to cause maximum disruption to 48 hour services.

https://www.royalmail.com/latest-news

ROYAL MAIL STRIKE ACTION

30TH Septemper & 1st October 2022

Due to the planned strike action by Royal Mail staff, there will be delays to deliveries of samples and single drop-shipped items only. Bulk wholesale orders will not be affected.

Please adjust your marketplace delivery estimate times accordingly. Expect delays in the days after each strike day, as postal workers clear the backlog of mail. We recommend upgrading to RM48 Tracked services and RM24 as these services will be processed quicker than standard RM48.

P&P INCREASES

7th September 2022

Price increases for bulk wholesale orders. Unfortunately, we need to pass these on, due to significant price increases relating to Fuel Surcharges and HGV charges which are part of the hidden charges imposed by DHL, DPD and Royal Mail. These additional charges are reviewed frequently by courier companies, so prices may rise without prior notice in the future. The world is getting expensive!

ROYAL MAIL STRIKE ACTION

26TH & 31ST AUGUST, 8TH 9TH SEP 2022

Due to the planned strike action by Royal Mail staff, there will be delays to deliveries of samples and single drop-shipped items only. Bulk wholesale orders will not be affected.

Please adjust your marketplace delivery estimate times accordingly. Expect delays in the days after each strike day, as postal workers clear the backlog of mail. We recommend upgrading to RM48 Tracked services and RM24 as these services will be processed quicker than standard RM48.

More industrial action is planned. Please keep up to date with news sources.

FREE P&P BULK WHOLESALE

6th August 2022

As a thank you for all of your repeat custom, free UK P&P when you spend £185 in the bulk wholesale section only. Does not apply to samples/ single dropshipped items, so order these items separately.

EXTENDED DESPATCH TIMES

29th July 2022

Longer despatch time for Dropshipped Orders will be 3-5 business days from the 2nd August 2022 due to maintenance this week. Please adjust your marketplace shipping profiles accordingly.

New Product – Coaster Gift Boxes

19th July 2022

A new large letter friendly gift box has been added to the print on demand coaster listing. Lower priced and with cheaper delivery than our previous deeper box.

May also be purchased in bulk in the mug packaging section here.

11oz Mug Design Template Updated – Standard Printing.

15th July 2022

A new template for 11oz mug standard printing has been added here:

For designs which don’t require full top to bottom printing which costs a little extra.

Design Template Update – 500ml Water Bottle

9th July 2022

The design template for 500ml bowling bottles has been updated with increased circumference allowing an extra 2cm width to your design. Download the new template here.

New Product – 350ml Water Bottle

9th July 2022

By customer request, a smaller stainless steel water bottle has been added to the print on demand bottle section here. Also available in the bulk wholesale category here.

New Product – Balmoral Fine China Mug

28th June 2022

By customer request, a small Balmoral fine china mug is now available. Order a sample here. Product photography coming soon.