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Potential UPS Strike: Preparing for Delays and Ensuring Timely Deliveries for Your Upcoming Orders

Dear Valued Customers (and potential future customers) of The Graphic Hive,

We hope that you are enjoying the summer season. As a customer-centric company, we strive to keep you informed about any potential disruptions that may affect our services. Today, we would like to address a matter that could potentially impact our shipping and delivery operations – the possibility of a UPS strike.

Over the past few weeks, there have been discussions and negotiations within UPS that may lead to a labor strike. While we sincerely hope that the situation can be resolved amicably, we also believe in being transparent with our customers. A great majority of our blank goods, and decoration supplies are shipped to us almost daily via UPS. The Graphic Hive wants to prepare you for any potential delays in your orders, and, especially for those of you with time-sensitive events in August, we kindly request that you place your orders early.

What is a UPS Strike and How Can It Affect You?
A UPS strike occurs when the employees of United Parcel Service (UPS) decide to stop working as a form of protest or negotiation tactic. Such strikes, while infrequent, can have significant impacts on the delivery of packages and parcels across the country. In the unfortunate event of a strike, shipments might be delayed, and normal delivery schedules could be disrupted. Our distributors are working on alternatives, but with UPS delivering approximately 27 million packages per day, this volume cannot easily be absorbed by a competitor like FedEx or the USPS.

The Importance of Early Order Placement
At The Graphic Hive, we understand how crucial timely deliveries are, particularly for customers planning events, product launches, or marketing campaigns in August. To ensure your satisfaction and minimize any inconvenience, we highly recommend placing your orders well in advance.

By placing your orders early, you give us ample time to process your requests, produce your materials, and, if necessary, make alternative shipping arrangements should the strike occur. Early order placement empowers us to serve you better and guarantees that your materials will be in your hands when you need them.

Communicate Your Event Schedule with Us
We also encourage our valued customers to communicate with us about any time-sensitive events you have planned for August. By sharing your event schedule, we can prioritize your orders and allocate resources accordingly to meet your deadlines. Our team is here to assist you and work closely with you to ensure a smooth experience during this potentially challenging time.

Stay Updated with Us
As the situation with UPS unfolds, we will be closely monitoring updates and keeping our customers informed. You can find the latest information on our website, social media channels, and through our customer support team. Rest assured that we are dedicated to maintaining open lines of communication with you.

At The Graphic Hive, we value your trust and loyalty, and we want to ensure that your experience with us is as seamless as possible. While we hope that the UPS strike can be avoided, we are proactively preparing for any potential disruptions. By placing your orders early and communicating your event schedule with us, you can help us serve you better and make sure your materials arrive in a timely manner.

We sincerely appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time. Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer support team. Thank you for choosing The Graphic Hive as your creative partner, and we look forward to assisting you with all your design and printing needs.

Best regards,
John Yogodzinski
Owner, The Graphic Hive