We’ve all been there. We have too many tasks and not enough time to complete them all. It’s easy to forget about custom or patriotic products you need to order for an upcoming project or holiday. The later you place your order, the greater likelihood that you will pay rush fees to receive your products in time for your special event. We want to make your work life less stressful while helping you save money. Below are the top three ways you can avoid rush fees for future projects:
1. Get Budgets Approved Early
A budget is a vital part of operations for city, state and federal government as well as for a business or school. Working two to three months ahead can ensure your budget gets approval before it is time to order. Avoid paying expensive overnight shipping fees because you waited until two days before the event to have your budget approved. Plan ahead and be prepared. You will be less stressed, and your supervisor will be happy that you stayed on budget.
2. Don’t Wait to Check Your Delivered Products for Damage
While we do our best to deliver products in perfect condition, things do happen. The package could be damaged during the shipping process, or we could miss an imperfection when preparing your product to be shipped. We do our best, but it is possible to overlook a small defect. Avoid last-minute panic and check your products as soon as you receive them. Many customers don’t notice they have damaged décor until it is too late because they didn’t take the time to check their package until right before the special event. Always inspect your products at least two weeks ahead of when you are planning to use them to avoid the stress of reordering and waiting for products to arrive right before the event.
3. Set Reminders for Yourself
Time gets away from us all too often. Remind yourself to order products by a certain date with tools such as your Outlook calendar and smartphone or put pen to paper with sticky notes or a to-do list. The earlier you do this the better. There will always be last-minute rush jobs. Never having enough time to complete your to-do list is becoming more common. Avoid frustration and extra costs with your special events and holidays by planning ahead. Our Customer Care Professionals are here to help you find the best patriotic and customized solutions for your needs. Reach out to us by phone at 800-628-3524, email or schedule a convenient time for an event planning consultation through Contact Our Team.