End of Year Ordering, Timings and Logistics

Getting Ready for Christmas and Beyond!

If you’re looking to source promotional merchandise, confectionery, or giveaways for an upcoming Christmas or New Year marketing campaign, timing is crucial. Over the festive period, there are a number of factors that may lead to longer production and delivery times than earlier in the year.

To put it simply, don’t wait – place your order now to avoid potential disappointments down the line.

Traditionally, the colder months are some of the busiest for the promotional merchandise industry. Whether, it’s customers preparing for Christmas and New Year promotional campaigns or simply utilising remaining marketing budgets, November and December can get extremely busy. Due to this increased demand, manufacturing lead times may be longer than usual, but we will provide you with accurate timelines before you finalise your order.

Please note that not all of our products are manufactured in the UK. Some of our more customised items are produced in the Far East and may require 3-6 weeks, depending on quantities and specifications.

In light of this high demand and potential delays caused by factors like postal strikes and Brexit-related paperwork, we’re actively preparing to ensure your orders reach you on time. If you have a specific “no-fail date” in mind, please let us know, and we’ll do our best to accommodate it.

Our team will be out of the office to celebrate the holidays from Wednesday, December 20th. During this period, our access to emails will be limited, and our response times may be slightly delayed. We’ll be back in the office on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024, ready to assist you in promoting your organization with branded merchandise for the New Year.

For more information on ordering festive or winter merchandise, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team today. You can reach us at 01234 841741 or via email at sales@sycal.co.uk. We’re here to help.