If you've ever been to an amusement park you know for a premium, you can purchase the ability to reduce your wait time. Besides the increase in price, there are usually allocated times to select and limits to the attractions that are featured with your upgrade. The bottom line, is there are restrictions that must be followed to stand on the platform first.
Our industry is no different. We've got options for quick turn projects, but there are restrictions and there will be a premium price.
What can we do?
We have partners with same day, yes same day service if the order is placed by their designated cut off time.
We have partners with complimentary 24 hour rush services.
We have suppliers that will provide a rush but the unit cost may go up or their may be a rush fee added.
We can upgrade your shipping to overnight red, blue or saver. Those are hard costs, we are not making money off your upgraded shipping needs.
We have partners that are located in NC or SC that are one day ship, no need to upgrade to overnight shipping; which adds significantly to your bill.
Let's take a look at some of those restrictions:
Must be a one color imprint, one location with stock ink colors- no PMS match
Must be a qualifying product- not all products can be done on quick turn.
Must waive your option to see the supplier proof.
Must be produced & shipped in the work week M-F, no weekend work or shipping.
Must have the PO entered into the supplier's system by their cut off time. This restriction is tricky, because suppliers vary with the time of day that's required.
Must have an art file that is already vectored for us to create a mock up quickly or be willing to use text only or allow us to make modifications to fit within the imprint area.
Must have help reviewing the mock up, confirming the quote and providing payment if required before we can submit the order by the deadline.
Must be willing to pay more- speed adds costs.
About 25% of our orders need some type of speed applied to the order, so rest assured after 12 years of rush orders; we are used to move your order to the front of the line!