UPDATES: April 20, 2021: Weekly Updates + Coronavirus Update

classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
1 message Options Prev Topic | Next Topic
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

UPDATES: April 20, 2021: Weekly Updates + Coronavirus Update

Blythe Klipple

JOIN+ 4–31 MAY 

It’s a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! For a limited time, new team members will get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. Sign up new team members from 4–31 May and they’ll get $125 USD | $165 CAD $155 USD | $206 CAD worth of products for only $99 USD | $135 CAD + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of our fantastic community! Visit the promotion page for more information, including training and shareable resources you can use to promote this amazing offer. 

SANDRA RULE REACHES THE 1 MILLION CAREER-TO-DATE SALES MILESTONE 

Sandra Rule from the United States recently reached the One Million Career-To-Date Sales Milestone! Click here to read more about her story. Congratulations, Sandra!

PAPER PUMPKIN TRANSPORTATION FOR CANADA

Paper Pumpkin is currently exploring alternative shipping methods for our Canadian subscribers. As we look for transportation providers that can best meet the needs of our customers, you may find different services delivering your subscription. Don’t worry, this process should not interfere with you receiving your kits every month. We look forward to seeing all the amazing things you do with Paper Pumpkin.


IT’S ALMOST TIME FOR THE NEW ANNUAL CATALOG!

The customer sales period for the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog is quickly approaching! Take a minute to review the Catalog Details page for important dates and information. While you’re there, learn how to order single catalogs beginning 4 May 2021!

Reminder: As the annual catalog launch approaches, we may need to provide you with information outside of Weekly Updates, so we encourage you to check the demonstrator website regularly during the next few weeks.

You can still participate in the preorder; get all the details here.

JOIN US THIS AUGUST FOR BACKSTAGE@HOME 

We’re excited to host you for our upcoming virtual business conference for leaders! We’ll celebrate your achievements, offer classes that will educate and motivate you, and provide you with opportunities to network with other leaders–and you’ll enjoy it all from the comfort of your home. BackStage@Home will start with a welcome reception on 26 August followed by a full schedule of training and networking on 26–28 August.

You’re invited to register if you have a title of silver elite or above–and if you don’t, then work on advancing so you can join us! Registration starts on 25 May at 9:00 AM (MT) and ends on 18 June. We’ll have a spot for every demonstrator silver elite and above who wants to register and attend, so if you advance after registration closes, please contact Demonstrator Support and they’ll help you register. 

Learn all about BackStage@Home here.

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED

To review last week’s updates, click here.



THIS WEEK’S SUCCEED WEEKLY

If you missed it in your inbox, take a look at this week’s Succeed Weekly email here!


CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

We continue to monitor news of COVID-19 and account for its possible impact to several business aspects that will affect demonstrators (manufacturing, transportation, travel, events, etc.). The health and safety of demonstrators and staff is important to us and we appreciate your partnership and patience as we work to address this global issue. We are doing all we can to mitigate the impact to your business.

Product Production 

We continue trying to balance our workload in our North American manufacturing facility while practicing safe COVID protocols, and you may see delays on our production of stamps, Classic Stampin’ Ink, and cardstock over the coming months.

We continue to see delays in production from some of our North American suppliers due to raw material shortages and increased global demand but they are all continuing to produce products and if that changes, we will let you know. 

All the factories we use in China are up and running, but the COVID-19 outbreak has caused more delays than usual in our ability to replenish products. Air freight coming from China is also in high demand, making it difficult to expedite products.

Supplier Delays with Stampin’ Write Markers Products

We expect to receive more inventory of our Stampin’ Write Markers by the end of April.

Shipping 

(New Information this Week) Our North American distribution center is currently shipping within normal timeframes. 

We are seeing significant congestion at each of the ports we ship to around the world, and several of our products on backorder right now are delayed due to this congestion. There are four- to six-week delays in receiving items at the ports, leading to delays in receiving products at our distribution centers. This is a global issue affecting all business sectors, including e-commerce and retail. While we are doing all we can to prevent these delays from affecting you and your business, until the port congestion is resolved (which may be months from now), there will be times when the situation affects the availability of products. 

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is requiring more time for delivery than normal. If you cannot see tracking information from USPS, we suggest you visit their website here and explore the Service Impacts section for more information. 

UPS has suspended all shipping guarantees and FedEx has extended their shipping times. This means you may not receive your packages on the days you expect. Even expedited shipments are seeing a one- to two-day delay. Please plan accordingly. For information about how UPS continues to respond to this situation, click here.

Canadian Deliveries

Due to the longer transit times for Canadian shipments, we are currently prioritizing Canadian orders. All orders may experience shipping delays based on the COVID-19 situation, however, we are doing everything we can to get shipments out in a timely manner. 

With the increased volume of packages being shipped around the world, there are delays in getting packages through Canadian customs and from there to their intended destination. 

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE

We continue to monitor news of COVID-19 and account for its possible impact to several business aspects that will affect demonstrators (manufacturing, transportation, travel, events, etc.). The health and safety of demonstrators and staff is important to us and we appreciate your partnership and patience as we work to address this global issue. We are doing all we can to mitigate the impact to your business.

Product Production 

We continue trying to balance our workload in our North American manufacturing facility while practicing safe COVID protocols, and you may see delays on our production of stamps, Classic Stampin’ Ink, and cardstock over the coming months.

We continue to see delays in production from some of our North American suppliers due to raw material shortages and increased global demand but they are all continuing to produce products and if that changes, we will let you know. 

All the factories we use in China are up and running, but the COVID-19 outbreak has caused more delays than usual in our ability to replenish products. Air freight coming from China is also in high demand, making it difficult to expedite products.

Supplier Delays with Stampin’ Write Markers Products

We expect to receive more inventory of our Stampin’ Write Markers by the end of April.

Shipping 

(New Information this Week) Our North American distribution center is currently shipping within normal timeframes. 

We are seeing significant congestion at each of the ports we ship to around the world, and several of our products on backorder right now are delayed due to this congestion. There are four- to six-week delays in receiving items at the ports, leading to delays in receiving products at our distribution centers. This is a global issue affecting all business sectors, including e-commerce and retail. While we are doing all we can to prevent these delays from affecting you and your business, until the port congestion is resolved (which may be months from now), there will be times when the situation affects the availability of products. 

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is requiring more time for delivery than normal. If you cannot see tracking information from USPS, we suggest you visit their website here and explore the Service Impacts section for more information. 

UPS has suspended all shipping guarantees and FedEx has extended their shipping times. This means you may not receive your packages on the days you expect. Even expedited shipments are seeing a one- to two-day delay. Please plan accordingly. For information about how UPS continues to respond to this situation, click here.

Canadian Deliveries

Due to the longer transit times for Canadian shipments, we are currently prioritizing Canadian orders. All orders may experience shipping delays based on the COVID-19 situation, however, we are doing everything we can to get shipments out in a timely manner. 

With the increased volume of packages being shipped around the world, there are delays in getting packages through Canadian customs and from there to their intended destination. 

Blythe Klipple
Updates Coordinator
blythek@mac.com



Blythe Klipple, UPDATES/FAQ COORDINATOR