How Fast Will A Rush Order Be Ready?
Posted May 12, 2021 in Blog, FAQs, Screenprinting
How Fast Will A Rush Order Be Ready?
We get it–there’re some times where you need screen-printed items, like custom-printed shirts, urgently or unexpectedly. Maybe you’re hosting an event with a guest list that suddenly expanded, or your child’s sports team just made a national tournament and you want to show your spirit. Either way, screen-printed shirts are the best way to help create great memories of these events, and the best part is that a union print shop in St. Louis, MO can make high-quality printed apparel fast and easy.
At STL Shirt Co., rush orders don’t scare us. We have helped out many customers who needed a screen-printing project done at the last minute, and provided them with top-quality products that are built to provide great memories of your event for years to come. If you need a screen-printing order and time is tight, give us a call at 636-926-2777 to discuss rush options and get your order started.
Rush Production vs. Rush Shipping
When talking about rush orders, it’s critical to understand that there are two different components involved in fulfilling an order on an accelerated timeline: rush production and rush shipping. Both are important to get orders to customers as soon as possible, but there is a significant difference between the two.
A rush production order means that your order’s priority will be brought forward and produced as fast as possible. Note, though, that “fast” production does not mean “sloppy” production: even when deadlines are tight, do not expect the quality of your finished product to be affected. However, since the timeframe from order to completion is compressed, you may run into several other hurdles. Desired shirt colors, styles, or sizes may not be available as we are limited to stock on hand. You may also be limited in how many colors your design can use since the screen-printing process means that each color must be applied in an individual pass.
Rush shipping, though, has to do with how long your order spends in transit from our shop to your door, unlike rush production which involves the total time shirts are printed and packed for shipment. This is dependent on your location, the shipping option you choose (air vs. ground, for instance), and your preferred shipping provider. Once an order leaves our shop, we have no control over how long it takes to reach its destination: any number of factors, including weather, traffic, or even the day of the week it was shipped, can affect shipping times. The “estimated arrival date” you see when you get tracking information for a shipment is just that–a guess.
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When you need high-quality, union-made screen-printed apparel and you need it as soon as possible, call the professionals at STL Shirt Co. today. While our usual turnaround time is anywhere from 7-10 days, if you call and ask for our rush services, on average we can get your T-shirt, team jersey, polo shirt, or hooded sweatshirt printed and ready to ship within three days. In addition, we offer multiple express shipping options for our customers that cannot pick up orders from our St. Louis, MO print shop. Both of these are available for an additional fee.
Call us today at 636-926-2777 if you need union-made, high-quality screen-printed apparel for your team or event. With more than 40 years experience and thousands of satisfied customers, the staff at STL Shirt Co. is here to help get you premium screen-printed apparel for any need, regardless of the size of your order or when you need it.