Finao 2020 Holiday Order Deadlines

How is it October already?

2020 has definitely been a unique year. The usual busy season may look a little different this time, but we are ready to help you make it through with a smile on your face! This is definitely a good year to clear your backlog of albums for procrastinating clients.

We want to make sure you have happy and satisfied customers, who may be COVID-weary but will write fantastic online studio reviews. Let’s bring a little extra light to their holiday season by delivering your time-sensitive orders by Wednesday, December 23rd. To receive orders in time for Hanukkah celebrations please plan two weeks further ahead.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • We’ve added a handy calendar download at the end of this post.
  • Correct and complete orders must be placed NO LATER than 11:59 pm EDT on the deadlines listed below to ensure standard shipping delivery by Wednesday, December 23rd.
  • If you miss a standard shipping deadline, don’t panic. We can accommodate late orders for most products if you choose expedited shipping at checkout.
  • Now is a great time to try our “created in the USA” album design service. Just $100 can save you hours of valuable time. We’re still working on that final order date, so stay tuned and order early if your client is a slow decision-maker.
  • The Seldex products we distribute ship to us once a week, all the way from Melbourne. They enjoy a long “Aussie-style” holiday break, so please be prepared that any orders placed after the overnight shipping deadline of Monday, November 30th may not arrive until mid-January. This year it’s not safe to include a Seldex expedited shipping guarantee because COVID occasionally creates delays in our shipments from Australia.
  • International orders using FedEx are included in these dates. USPS international deliveries cannot be guaranteed, so please allow plenty of extra time if you are choosing this shipping option.
  • Specify one delivery address per order. WE CANNOT SPLIT SHIPMENTS.
  • We can drop-ship directly to your client’s address for no additional fee.
  • Samples do not qualify as holiday orders—we prioritize your client albums. For those with (virtual?) Bridal Shows coming-up in January, we recommend ordering fresh samples soon. We CAN make sure they arrive before your show—please write us a note at the end of your sample order specifying the January date you need it in-hand. We’ll do our best to meet that goal!

The details…

Album Design Service:

  • All ONE designs must be fully approved by your client by Tuesday, December 1st.
  • We recommend that you submit new holiday design orders by Monday, November 2nd.
  • Designs requested from November 2-17th will be limited to one revision only.
  • Design orders after Tuesday, November 17th cannot be guaranteed for delivery by December 23rd.

Finao ONE and artONE flush-mount albums:

  • Standard Shipping – Wednesday, December 2nd
  • Overnight Shipping – Thursday, December 10th

nextONE and Boho matted albums:

  • Standard Shipping – Wednesday, November 18th
  • Overnight Shipping – Thursday, December 3rd

Casa matted print box:

  • Standard Shipping – Wednesday, November 18th
  • Overnight Shipping – Thursday, December 3rd

The Tribeca, Chelsea, and Marilyn matted print boxes:

  • Standard Shipping – Wednesday, December 2nd
  • Overnight Shipping – Thursday, December 10th

MUSE, playBOOK, Elements, and Reveal albums:

  • Standard Shipping – Wednesday, December 9th
  • Overnight Shipping – Wednesday, December 16th

Xhibit & Solo wall art, Xcetera folios and The Madison matted print packaging:

  • Standard Shipping – Wednesday, December 9th
  • Overnight Shipping – Wednesday, December 16th

In-Stock Mats (Slip-in 10-packs):

  • Standard Shipping – Thursday, December 17th
  • Overnight Shipping – Monday, December 21st

Finao Lab Services (must be ordered separately from other products):

  • Flat Rate Shipping – Thursday, December 17th
  • WE CANNOT ACCOMMODATE LATE ORDERS

All Seldex Products (We can’t guarantee an overnight ship date this year as COVID can create delivery delays from Australia)

  • Standard Shipping – Monday, November 30th

Be kind to yourself and place holiday orders as early as possible. Think about how much it will reduce your stress! Then you can kick back and celebrate another year of making the world more beautiful.

Our whole Finao family is grateful for your partnership this year. We will be working as hard as possible to help you make the most of an unexpected 2020. And we’ll make sure that everyone gets their something-special on time and looking spectacular!

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