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ORDER AND SHIP EARLY!  Orders may require longer lead times due to post-pandemic shipping and industry-wide supply chain challenges.

Order And Ship Early!

A massive increase in online shopping and residential deliveries has created record-breaking shipment volumes for UPS, FedEx and USPS. They can't keep up with demand. This can add days to production and delivery times in some instances. As your partner, we are committed to providing you with the best possible experience and service. Planning ahead allows Staples Promotional Products to help you meet your desired timelines. If you have large orders and tight deadlines, please call customer service for extra planning and attention.

On-time delivery could require longer shipping lead times, so order early!

  • Delivery of in-stock orders may be delayed due to longer shipment transit times
  • Custom orders may be subject to double delays. Inventories may take longer to reach decorators. Once decorated, shipment to the customer can take longer too
  • Paying for expedited services no longer guarantees on-time delivery. Shippers have discontinued their “money-back” delivery time guarantees for the foreseeable future

Plan & order early!

While Staples is working with suppliers and freight carriers to secure priority processing, delays cannot be mitigated in all cases. Shipping carriers do not know when shipping volumes and capacities will normalize. We will keep you informed as volumes and shipping times improve.

Have a mandatory in-hands date?

Share it with customer service! They will know the best options to ensure timely delivery.

Order early if you can!

Build a few extra days into your timeline just in case.

Shipping to or from Southern California?

Order even earlier! That region is experiencing the longest delays.

Summer Starter Pack

05/05/2021 seasonal

It’s time for fun in the sun! Build your own branded summer starter pack with the must-have merch everyone will love! 


The beginning of summer means the beginning of road trips, beach days, camping adventures and so much more.  Set them up with everything they need this summer and discover how creating custom starter packs can make your business a part of their favorite summer memories.   


Best Summer Ever 


Summer 2021 might actually be the best summer ever! As restaurants, amusement parks beaches and more start to open again, more people are excited to finally start vacationing safely again.  According to an article from Forbes Advisor, two-thirds of Americans believe that receiving a Covid-19 vaccine will make them feel safe enough to travel again. 


Travelers are ready to go big on their vacations this year. The Forbes article also stated that 59% of travelers are booking seven-night trips this year. By comparison, most travelers in 2019 only booked four-night trips.  


This summer offers the perfect opportunity for your brand to join in on the fun. Since so many people are going big on their vacations this year, add to the excitement with items that associate your brand with the fun times and memories they create.  


Create Your Kit 


Whether they are taking a road trip, flying to a tropical destination or even enjoying a nice staycation at home, make sure your brand is along for the ride. Try creating a summer starter pack and check out some of our favorite must-haves for everything they need to have the best summer ever.  





No matter the season, you can never go wrong with a classic apparel choice featuring your brand and logo. Whether they are camping, relaxing on an airplane or taking a road trip, branded apparel is everyone’s go-to for comfortable and functional attire.   




While they soak up summer, give them some branded drinkware to sip up their favorite beverages. Recipients will love taking their drinks and staying hydrated everywhere they go while you get to sit back and enjoy the free brand exposure.


Outdoor and Leisure 


Whether they dream of heading to the lake, pool or beach set them up with the necessities like beach towels and sunglasses that feature your brand’s logo. With the perfect outdoor and leisure merch, everyone will thank your brand when they feel ready to go no matter where their adventures take them this summer.    


Don’t have time for assembly? Looking for upscale packaging and design? Check out our kitting and fulfillment guide and discover our fulfillment capabilities, sample boxes and more about the benefits of sending your audience an unboxing experience.  




For more ideas and inspiration, check out SPP Trends: Staycation and The Great Outdoors for additional ways to start summer off right. Make sure to check back with our get idea’s page weekly to stay up to date with the latest and greatest trends in promo.  


We’re here to help. If you have any questions, please feel free to use our live on-site chat feature, call 1.800.369.4670 or email to learn more.