The busy shopping and shipping season is here, and the best way for you and your customers to ensure timely delivery of holiday cards and gifts is to plan ahead. With that in mind, we’ve put together a few tips and a list of shipping deadlines from our lab partners to help you prepare and have a stress-free holiday season.
*Please note that not all labs are available at all plan levels.
Requesting Changes and Cancellations
Our partner labs have the best turnaround times in the industry while maintaining consistent print quality. They work extra hard to uphold this reputation during the holiday season—often printing, packaging, and shipping an order the same day it’s placed. This means that any request for changes needs to be sent within minutes of placing an order or it might not be caught in time.
Enabling Pending Order Approval in your pricelist allows you to review orders and make changes before the orders are sent for printing, but it also delays sending the orders to the lab. Orders are not submitted for printing until you approve them, so we suggest reviewing and approving orders as quickly as possible.
For your convenience, we’ve gathered a list of recommended deadline dates for each of our integrated vendors. Please keep in mind that orders must be placed and approved before the cutoff dates to be delivered in time for the holiday.
Labs Shipping from the US
Miller’s Professional Imaging (including Miller’s Wedding & Portrait and Miller’s Schools, Sports & Events) is the largest professional lab organization in the United States. It has a reputation for having the highest quality products, customer service, and technologies in the industry. Mpix and MpixPro, a division of Miller’s Professional Imaging, deliver professional quality prints and photo products using only the best materials and packaging. To add an elegant touch to your clients’ holiday orders, we recommend choosing MpixPro’s Boutique Packaging shipping method (available for Premium Business and Advanced users only).
Ordering past the December 9 deadline?
Need this order before December 25? If so, we strongly encourage you to select Priority shipping. Priority shipping uses UPS for quick delivery and simple order tracking to offer peace of mind that your order will arrive in time for the holidays. It is not uncommon for Standard shipping to experience longer delivery times during the holiday season, sometimes up to 10 additional business days. Boutique Packaging can be added to Mpix, MpixPro and Miller’s orders. However, Boutique Packaging is not available with Standard shipping.
Ordering past the December 13 deadline?
Need this order before December 25? If so, we strongly encourage you to select Overnight shipping. Overnight shipping uses UPS for quick delivery and simple order tracking to offer peace of mind that your order will arrive in time for the holidays. It is not uncommon for Standard and Priority shipping to experience longer delivery times during the holiday season, sometimes up to 10 additional business days.
Zenfolio Album Service offers high-quality, handcrafted albums for your clients without all the hard work for you. We work directly with your clients on your behalf and you receive a commission on each order.
To ensure your client’s album is received by 12/23/16, the design must be approved and paid by 11/30/16. To allow sufficient time for review and approval of the photo selection and album design, clients should be in the design process by November 11, 2016. Any final orders placed after November 27 are not guaranteed for the holidays.
Zenfolio Photo Products US delivers the highest quality photo merchandise in partnership with vendors in the US who deliver the latest imaging and transfer technologies on a variety of surfaces such as T-shirts, mugs, and key chains.
Any orders processed after December 10 at 12:00 am may arrive after Christmas.
Zenfolio Phone Cases
All shipments will be sent to US addresses via USPS First Class with tracking as the preferred option. Estimated shipping time For USPS First Class and USPS Priority is 1-3 days. USPS timelines cannot be guaranteed.
PictureItPostage™ turns your clients’ photos into real US postage stamps.
fotoflōt products are an elegant way to display photos without frames. Your clients are sure to be impressed by the innovative magnetic mounting system, which allows you to avoid glare and enables you to swap photos in seconds.
Labs Shipping from Canada
Founded in 2003, PIKTO is comprised of dedicated artists with a shared love of photography, craftsmanship, and quality materials. Since then, they’ve used their expertise to handcraft millions of prints, canvases, and wall displays.
Labs Shipping from Europe
Picto (France) is a leader among French professional photography labs. Picto cultivates perfection in its images through its historic know-how and in keeping pace with technological change.
Shipping method: Priority shipping. Delivery typically takes 2-3 business days.
One Vision Imaging, one of the largest professional labs in the UK, provides professional photographers with the highest standards of processing and finishing.
Zenfolio Photo Products Europe delivers the highest quality photo merchandising in partnership with state-of-the-art labs that produce beautiful prints as well as the latest imaging and transfer technologies on a variety of surfaces such as coasters, mouse pads and cushions.
Labs Shipping from Australia
Nulab and NuShots offer Australia and New Zealand customers high-quality prints, gallery wraps, and much more.
Nulab and NuShots will be closed Friday 12/23/16 at 12pm and re-open at 8:30am Monday 01/09/2017.
Last ship day for interstate and New Zealand clients is Wednesday 12/21/16.
Last ship day for Victoria clients is Thursday 12/21/2016.
Local pick-ups can be made until 12pm Friday 12/23/2016.
The following dates are to be used as guides for ordering specific products & services. Orders must be received by 12pm (noon) on the day listed. If your order requires retouching please allow three extra days.