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

‘What a hoot’ owl fabrics back in stock

Finally, we have them back in stock! A lot of you guys have been waiting for this, today we restocked our popular ‘What a hoot’ owl fabrics in our online shop, that just arrived from the USAClassic Cotton reprinted the fabrics just for us, I was really happy that we could get them again. The bolts that arrived are really huge, I can tell you. But we already have many orders, as it’s just such a popular fabric. So you better not wait too long if you are thinking about getting some of this cute owl fabric.

cute colourful owls fabric What a Hoot USA designer

cute colourful owls fabric What a Hoot USA designer

cute green owls fabric What a Hoot USA designer

cute green owls fabric What a Hoot USA designer

Japanese Food order

Today I received a call from a man in Hong Kong who wanted to order Japanese food from us. As he didn’t speak English, I passed the phone to my colleague and he found out that this person saw our Japanese erasers on the web and thought we are selling Japanese food in Hong Kong. We had a big laugh afterwards. Our Japanese Food erasers look so realistic that people think we are selling real edible food. Now that is a funny story I will remember for a long time ;-)

Japanese Food Soba eraser from Japan by Iwako

Japanese Food Soba eraser from Japan by Iwako

Chinese noodle soup eraser from Japan by Iwako

Chinese noodle soup eraser from Japan by Iwako

Tuna Sushi eraser from Japan by Iwako

Tuna Sushi eraser from Japan by Iwako

red mini snack eraser from Japan by Iwako

red mini snack eraser from Japan by Iwako

Dorayaki pancake eraser from Japan by Iwako

Dorayaki pancake eraser from Japan by Iwako

Green Tea eraser from Japan by Iwako

Green Tea eraser from Japan by Iwako

San-X products delivery

We finally received our order from San-X after waiting for 3 months plus a problem with crushed boxes. We checked all cartons carefully and fortunately all products arrived safely without any damages. Lucky us! We couldn’t resist and had to spread out the goods to take some pictures of them. It is quite tricky to do this because there are so many products and we have limited floor space. There are so many new cute letter sets, pencil cases, folder, ruler, pencils and bento boxes. The following San-X characters are included: Rilakkuma, Kerori, Kamonohashikamo, Sabo Kappa, Berry Puppy, Kireizukin, Kutusita Nyanko and Mamegoma. We tried our best to get as many products as possible on one picture. Because it was impossible, we decided to take a video as well and upload it to our YouTube channel. If you want to see more videos taken by us, please subscribe to our YouTube channel!

some of the San-X cartons

some of the San-X cartons

lots of cute San-X stationery from Japan

lots of cute San-X stationery from Japan

folders, letter sets and pencil cases

folders, letter sets and pencil cases

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!

Q-Lia Order arrived from Japan

Today, we got our new order delivered from Japan. We ordered lots of Q-Lia items including bags, flip flops, bento boxes, memo pads, stickers, chopsticks and notebooks. They are also super cute and so kawaii! My favorites are a Alice in Wonderland notebook, the blue bear bag and some capsule stickers with a pudding with faces on it. Super CUTE!!! I took a few pics of some of the items after we opened the boxes.

cute Q-Lia bags from Japan

cute Q-Lia bags from Japan

kawaii bento boxes, chopsticks and stationery

kawaii bento boxes, chopsticks and stationery

super cute Japanese flip flops

super cute Japanese flip flops

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

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