Latest Christmas Shipping Dates 2013

We just received the lastest shipping dates for Christmas 2013 by Hong Kong Post. The post offices in Hong Kong release a chart every autumn, so that you can see until when your orders have to be mailed the latest so that they still arrive before Christmas Day.

Please check this year’s chart below carefully, as for many countries the latest shipping dates are already at the end of November!

However, Hong Kong Post stresses that the dates are provisional, they are worked out based on the requirements of overseas postal administrations. As the dates below are no guarantee and we strongly recommend that order earlier than the dates shown below.

ASIA
Philippines 5.12.13 Vietnam 12.12.13
Indonesia 11.12.13 Singapore 10.12.13
Thailand 7.12.13 Malaysia 7.12.13
AMERICA
Argentina 30.11.13 USA 7.12.13
Brazil 4.12.13 Canada 2.12.13
Mexico 26.11.13
EUROPE
Austria 5.12.13 Malta 27.11.13
Belgium 7.12.13 Montenegro 9.12.13
Cyprus 30.11.13 Netherlands 4.12.13
Czech 2.12.13 Norway 6.12.13
Denmark 5.12.13 Poland 4.12.13
Estonia 4.12.13 Portugal 28.11.13
Finland 7.12.13 Romania 7.12.13
France 2.12.13 Russia 23.11.13
Germany 30.11.13 Serbia 10.12.13
Gibraltar 4.12.13 Slovakia 3.12.13
Greece 30.11.13 Spain 5.12.13
Hungary 7.12.13 Sweden 28.11.13
Iceland 30.11.13 Switzerland 6.12.13
Ireland 6.12.13 Turkey 2.12.13
Italy 5.12.13 United Kingdom 30.11.13
Latvia 29.11.13
Lithuania 5.12.13 other countries 6.12.13
OCEANIA
Australia 10.12.13 New Zealand 6.12.13

Surprise Chinese New Year Red Pockets

We decided to give away some cute Chinese New Year Red Pockets again this year. We did that last year already and we got some good feedback from customers who were really happy about the extra gift. Therefore, we bought some cute bunny red pockets (2011 is the year of the rabbit) + some Hello Kitty red pockets. Inside each red pocket, we will hide another extra gift for you. There are exactly 132 red pockets available, so the next 132 shop orders will get one.

red Hello Kitty red pockets and golden bunny red pockets

red Hello Kitty red pockets and golden bunny red pockets

3000th order in our shop

YAY YAY YAY we got our 3,000th order in our shop today! We can’t believe how popular our shop is now! Thanks to everyone for your support, your recommendations to your friends and family and more! Our 3,000th order is from a nice lady from Magnolia, Texas, USA. Thank you! We promise we will keep working hard on making this shop the cutest shop with the most kawaii products on the internet!

New order placed with Kokka

I have another update from Kokka: We sell the fabrics from our first order with Kokka crazily and therefore we decided to place a new order now to prevent running out of stock. We got one wholesale order from a shop in Germany and therefore we can combine the 2 orders, ship them together and save some shipping costs. We ordered over 35 bolts of Kokka fabrics! They will be shipped by ship. I am looking forward to get them, the expected arrival date is 21.10.2009. I will definitely post a blog post when the fabrics arrive. So keep coming back for news!

Alan’s First Day at work

OK, so finally the day has come: Alan started working at my office today. I wrote about this before on this blog post: My husband quit his job. He quit his fulltime job to join my business selling cute things in our online shop www.modes4u.com and other channels. His first big project will be programming a software tool to help me adding new items much faster. We have a big problem with that because we get new items all the time, often a few times per week but it is very time consuming to put them one by one into our database. Therefore Alan started writing a software program to make this process faster. This will also help us to make our shop much bigger because we will be able to order more often. I can’t wait to use his tool.

Welcome Alan, have a good start working for our business and Good Luck! ;-)

1st Kokka Fabric order arrived

Today we finally received our first order of Kokka fabrics from Japan. They were sent by courier directly from Kokka’s warehouse and it took only 1 day to arrive. It’s definitely an advantage to be in Hong Kong ;-)

We ordered fabrics with prints like christmas deers, matryoshka animals, cute bears, black kitty, toadstools, Alice in Wonderland and matryoshka dolls. Below you can see 2 pics I took to show you how the fabric bolts were delivered. They came in 2 huge long packages wrapped with a very strong paper outside and plastic wrapping inside.

Kokka Fabric Bolts Delivery

Kokka Fabric Bolts Delivery

Kokka Fabric Bolts

Kokka Fabric Bolts

500th order

YAY, today we got the 500th order in our kawaii shop modes4u. Thanks sooooo much! The 500th is going to Hawaii! What a beautiful place, I wish I could join my parcel ;-)

Restock kawaii fabric

We restocked our most favorite kawaii fabrics as they sold out so quick.

Here are pics of some of the fabrics available again. Please click on the pic to get to the shop listing.

Hello Kitty checkered fabric

Hello Kitty checkered fabric

Hello Kitty fabric with many pink hearts

Hello Kitty fabric with many pink hearts

pink Hello Kitty fabric

pink Hello Kitty fabric

San-X fabric with Monokuro print

San-X fabric with Monokuro print

cute kawaii fabric with Mamegoma from San-X Japan

cute kawaii fabric with Mamegoma from San-X Japan

Customer from France visiting us

Today a very good customer from France visited us at our new office. They placed a few orders already and wanted to finally meet in person and discuss future collaborations with us. I also showed them some items from our showroom and they took them with them to show to their customers. My customer is a buyer for big companies like Carrefour in France, therefore this business opportunity is really great for us and them as well. I am really looking forward to keep working together with them in the future.

250th order

We got our 250th order in our online shop www.modes4u.com yesterday. The 250th order is from a customer in Seattle, USA. Thank you so much for all your support and trust!

It took only 34 days to get to the 250th order from the 200th order. The last 50 orders took 42 days. We are increasing our orders constantly, I am super happy about that. When will we hit the 300 order – mark? I guess in around 30 days.

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