[Published 11/28/2022] Current Avg. Fulfillment Time: 2.4 Business Days 

Check back often to see our rolling 7-day average fulfillment time!

2022 Holiday Ecommerce HQ

It’s that Time of the Year Again!

All the hard work you’ve put into creating cool custom products & stunning designs is about to pay off! We want to help you have the most successful holiday selling season possible, so we created this page as the HQ for all important holiday information. Here you can find links to everything from product & production updates, to selling guides & blog posts about how to make this season an incredible success.

We’ll be continuing to update this page so you have the most up-to-date information possible.

Check back often & happy selling!

Featured References

What to Consider When Setting Holiday Order Deadlines
What to Consider When Setting Holiday Order Deadlines

Setting holiday order deadlines is a popular method for creating urgency for your customers to complete a purchase – & for good reason: it’s effective! Order deadlines also…

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2022 Winter Holiday Closures
2022 Winter Holiday Closures

In order for the CustomCat team to spend time with their loved ones, Holiday closures will be scheduled as follows: Thanksgiving Day: November 24, 2022 US-Based Offices &…

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DIGISOFT™ Design Tips
DIGISOFT™ Design Tips

In order to set yourself up for success in the POD industry when printing with DIGISOFT™, it’s important to prepare your art files properly to optimize the quality…

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Featured Holiday Products

Custom Blankets

Custom blankets are the perfect gift for the chilly holiday season. Each of our blankets is vibrantly printed from edge-to-edge on one side & hand packaged in water-resistant packaging to ensure safe delivery.

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Custom Accent Mugs

Custom mugs are always a top seller this time of year.  Our mugs print & ship in special packaging to ensure your customers receive shipments that are perfectly intact.

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Holiday Ornaments

Custom printed ornaments are always a hit during the holidays season. Print personalized ornaments on 5 different shapes & help your customers create a gift to remember.

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Suggested Order Deadlines 2022

In order to help set your customers’ expectations for delivery of their holiday gifts, it’s important to communicate clear & conservative holiday order deadlines. Your customers will use your stated deadlines to determine whether they should expect pre-Christmas delivery before placing their orders. The information below is provided in order to allow you to make informed decisions about what dates to communicate to your customers.

Please see our calendar below for our shipping method recommendations by date, as well as the UPS Ground transit estimates when determining your chosen shipping method for Christmas orders.

To ensure the best chance your domestic orders are delivered in time for the Christmas holiday, we recommend any orders submitted between December 8 December 17 utilize expedited shipping methods.

Orders processed after December 17 may not arrive before Christmas, regardless of your selected shipping method.

Please note that expedited shipping methods will not expedite production of your orders. Orders are expedited in transit only.

The information above is not meant to act as a guarantee that your orders will arrive before December 25.

It is possible that unforeseen order delays (in either production or in transit) may result in orders arriving later than anticipated. As always, we will do everything in our power to ensure your customers receive their orders on time & decorated beautifully.

Weekly Production Averages

Below, you will find a 7-day average of our production times for popular products in addition to an average for the entirety of our production facility.

This information is provided to help you determine your own processing times for the holiday season.

It’s best practice to include additional processing time on your site to accommodate possible QC remakes or production delays — especially if you’re selling on a marketplace like Amazon or Etsy that penalizes late shipment.

Averages from November 17 – November 23

Average fulfillment time for all orders: 2.4 Business Days

Product Notes:

  • DIGISOFT™ – Average: 3.2 business days
  • Canvas – Average: 1.2 business days
  • Posters – Average: 1.4 business days
  • Blankets – Average: 3.3 business days
  • Embroidery – Average: 3.3 business days
  • Mugs – Average: 1.4 business days
  • Ornaments – Average: 1.1 business days
  • Pillows – Average: 2.0 business days

*Production Averages represent historical production data from the 7-day period indicated above. This is not meant to act as an indication of how long a particular order has taken to ship, but rather an average of all orders processed on that day. These averages are not meant to represent current lead times.

Featured Resources & Guides

Artwork Guidelines
Artwork Guidelines

Uploading your own artwork to a Print-On-Demand service can be difficult. Knowing the correct specifications is important to achieving the best quality possible on your products. Below are…

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[Tutorial] Placing a Manual Order
[Tutorial] Placing a Manual Order

The CustomCat Team is beyond thrilled to announce the release of our brand new Manual Order function!  This powerful feature makes it easier than ever to order directly…

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2022 Holiday Shipping Rates
2022 Holiday Shipping Rates

As previously announced, our shipping partners’ holiday season shipping rate increases took effect during the month of October. This has affected CustomCat’s shipping prices for all domestic economy,…

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[Guide] Selling Custom POD Drinkware
[Guide] Selling Custom POD Drinkware

If you’re interested in selling POD drinkware, you’re in luck. Research shows that the global drinkware market was estimated at nearly $26 million in 2020 & is slated…

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[Guide] Selling Custom POD Holiday Ornaments
[Guide] Selling Custom POD Holiday Ornaments

UPDATED: October 2020 It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays will be in full swing before you know it — it’s time to get…

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[Guide] Selling Custom Hoodies & Sweatshirts
[Guide] Selling Custom Hoodies & Sweatshirts

Hoodies have come a long way in the fashion industry. From being just a functional winter garment to becoming a fashion statement of the new generation, hoodies can…

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Ecommerce Holiday Tips & Ideas

How to Prep Your Ecommerce Store for Holiday Sales
How to Prep Your Ecommerce Store for Holiday Sales

If you’re eager for the ecommerce holiday rush, make sure you give your customers a reason to come, buy, & come again. But there’s more to do than…

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Holiday Store Prep Checklist
Holiday Store Prep Checklist

This holiday shopping season is going to be completely different compared to previous years. Since March, ecommerce businesses have steadily seen growth. With more & more buyers going…

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Keep Profits High By Avoiding Hidden Costs of Ecommerce Selling
Keep Profits High By Avoiding Hidden Costs of Ecommerce Selling

There’s never been a better time to run an online store. Ecommerce sales are soaring, with annual US ecommerce sales multiplying nearly five times between 2011 to 2021….

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11 Tips for Holiday Store Prep
11 Tips for Holiday Store Prep

It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, the holidays are coming up fast. Many of your customers are still engrossed in pool days & crisp…

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Holiday Customer Service Tips
Holiday Customer Service Tips

The holiday season is here — customers are ready to find the best deals, products, & services to delight everyone on their lists. You may have your inventory…

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How to Stand Out During the Holiday Shopping Rush
How to Stand Out During the Holiday Shopping Rush

It’s the most magical time of the year when ecommerce stores are booming in holiday sales. It’s also that time of year online & brick-and-mortar retailers compete for…

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