2019 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

 

It’s that time of the year again! We put together a list of shipping deadlines from our lab printing partners to help you prepare for the busy holiday season. Making sure that you know your shipping deadlines can help save you time and money while also ensuring that your clients receive their photos and gifts on time.

Requesting Changes and Cancellations

Our partner labs work extra hard 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.

Approving Orders

Although enabling “Pending Order Approval” in your price list allows you to review orders and make changes before the orders are sent for printing, 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 all orders as quickly as possible.

Shipping Deadlines

For your convenience, we’ve gathered a list of recommended deadline dates for each of our integrated vendors; most based on arriving before December 25th. Please keep in mind that orders must be placed and approved before the cutoff dates to be delivered in time for the holidays.

 

US Labs

Millers/MPix/ MPix Pro

Mpix, a division of Miller’s Professional Imaging, delivers professional quality prints using only the best materials and packaging. MpixPro offers a variety of high-end products such as photo books, canvas gallery wraps, metal prints, and calendars. 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).

 Deadline to arrive by December 25th
EconomyMonday, December 9th at 11am CST
StandardSaturday, December 14th at 11am CST
ExpeditedSaturday, December 21st at 11am CST

Ordering past the Dec 8th deadline?

*IMPORTANT NOTICE* Need this order before December 25th? 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.

Ordering past the Dec 12th deadline?

*IMPORTANT NOTICE* Need this order before December 25th? 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.

 

Photo Album Design Service

Zenfolio’s Photo Album Service offers high-quality, custom designed albums for your clients without the hard work. We work directly with your clients on your behalf and you receive a commission on each order.

SelectionSubmit by 10/22
DesignSubmit by 11/3
RevisionsSubmit by 11/12
Album OrderSubmit by 12/2 for delivery by 12/20

Zenfolio US

Zenfolio Photo Products US delivers the highest-quality photo merchandising 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.

Shipping MethodShipping Deadline
International, Canada and Puerto RicoDec 11, 2019
Ground Service (Includes USPS)Dec 11, 2019
Two-Day DeliveryDec 16, 2019
Next Day DeliveryDec 18, 2019

Zenfolio Phone Cases

All case products are made using the highest quality materials, inks, coatings and decoration processes that are utilized by luxury case brands worldwide. Bright, sharp colors and high-resolution imagery deliver an unforgettable case product that is guaranteed to last.

Shipping MethodDeadline
USPS First Class (Standard)Dec 17
USPS PriorityDec 17
FedEx OvernightDec 19
USA to Canada
FedEx International PriorityDec 15

Fotoflot

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.

Holiday DeadlineDomestic ShipmentsInternational Shipments
Thanksgiving11/20/1911/10/19
Hanukkah12/15/1912/8/19
Christmas Eve/Christmas Day12/18/1912/8/19
New Years12/18/1912/15/19

Canadian Labs

Pikto

Pikto is the premier Canadian lab. It sources the best papers, inks, and printers to meet every photographer’s high expectations. Pikto offers a wide variety of products, including photo prints, Giclée prints, canvas wraps, and plexi face mounts.

 PrintsBooks & AlbumsWall Displays
Luster PrintsOthersPhotoBooksPhoto AlbumsCanvas Wrap, Framed Canvas WrapOthers
Regular Parcel12/10/19 - Tuesday12/09/19 - Monday12/05/19 - Thursday12/04/19 - Wednesday12/05/19 - Thursday12/04/19 - Wednesday
Shipping distanceLocalRegionalNational
Projected arrival date (business days)1 dayup to 3 daysup to 7 days

European Labs

 

 

OVI (One Vision Imaging)

One Vision Imaging, one of the largest professional labs in the UK, provides professional photographers with the highest standards of processing and finishing.

Product TypeShipping TypeHoliday Deadline
Prints, Fine Art Prints, Collages (2-3 working days)Strandard Post (1st class)Wednesday, December 18th
Courier (to UK)Thursday, December 19th
Courier (to Europe)Monday, December 16th
Courier (rest of world)Friday, December 13th
Framed Prints, Box Frames, Coloured Edge Blocks, Metallica, Framed Prints, Chunky Canvas Wraps (5 working days)Standard Post (1st class)N/A
Courier (to UK)Sunday, December 15th
Courier (to Europe)Thursday, December 12th
Courier (rest of world)Tuesday, December 10th
Acrylics (14 working days)Strandard Post (1st class)N/A
Courier (to UK)Monday, December 2nd
Courier (to Europe)Friday, November 29th
Courier (rest of world)Wednesday, November 27th
Inkjet, 2", 3" Canvas Wraps & Canvas Wrap Round (5 working days)Strandard Post (1st class)N/A
Courier (to UK)Sunday, December 15th
Courier (to Europe)Thursday, December 12th
Courier (rest of world)Tuesday, December 10th
Cards, Postcards, Invitations, Bragging Books (5 working days)Strandard Post (1st class)N/A
Courier (to UK)Sunday, December 15th
Courier (to Europe)Thursday, December 12th
Courier (rest of world)Tuesday, December 10th
Mouse mats, Jigsaws, Keyrings, Mugs, Place Mats, Coasters (5 working days)Strandard Post (1st class)N/A
Courier (to UK)Sunday, December 15th
Courier (to Europe)Thursday, December 12th
Courier (rest of world)Tuesday, December 10th
Photographic Albums (10 working days)Strandard Post (1st class)N/A
Courier (to UK)Monday, December 9th
Courier (to Europe)Thursday, December 5th
Courier (rest of world)Monday, December 2nd
Photobooks (5 working days)Strandard Post (1st class)N/A
Courier (to UK)Sunday, December 15th
Courier (to Europe)Thursday, December 12th
Courier (rest of world)Tuesday, December 10th

Zenfolio EU

Zenfolio Photo Products Europe delivers the highest quality photo merchandising in partnership with state of the art labs who deliver beautiful prints as well as the latest imaging and transfer technologies on a variety of surfaces including acrylic, canvas, and metals.

 

Australian Labs

HC Pro (Nulab/Nushots)

HC Pro offer Australia and New Zealand customers with high-quality prints, canvas wraps, wall clings, and acrylic prints.

Product TypeShipping Deadline
Mounting, Framing, Canvas & AcrylicsFriday, December 6th, 2019
PrintsFriday, December 20th, 2019
Lab ClosesFriday December 20th, 2019
Lab Re-Opens & Begins productionJanuary 6th, 2020

*Please note that not all labs are available in all markets and at all plan levels.

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