Latest shipping dates for Christmas 2017

Hong Kong Post has announced the latest shipping dates for Christmas 2017, informing you of when your orders should be mailed out by, in order to receive them before Christmas.

Please do check the schedule for this year, as cut-off dates for several countries are in early December. You can find more countries listed here.

Please also note that this schedule is subject to change so the specified cut-off dates may be adjusted at any given point. We strongly recommend you order earlier. Don’t worry though, should you decide to shop a bit later, you can still select express shipping when shopping with us, as express shipping typically takes about 3 to 5 days!

Latest shipping dates for Christmas 2017 (to Asia-Pacific and America)

Latest shipping dates for Christmas 2017 (to Asia-Pacific and America)

Latest shipping dates for Christmas 2017 (to Europe)

Latest shipping dates for Christmas 2017 (to Europe)

Latest shipping dates for Christmas 2015

Hong Kong Post released the latest shipping dates for Christmas 2015, which tell you when your orders have to be mailed at the latest to 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 only provisional and scheduled delivery dates are not guaranteed. Therefore, we strongly recommend to order earlier, so you can enjoy stress-free Christmas shopping. However, there is no need to worry. You can still order items for Christmas after the cut-off dates for your country using our express shipping, which only takes 1-5 business days!

Check the time table on our website for the latest shipping dates for Christmas 2015.

Check the time table on our website for the latest shipping dates for Christmas 2015.

Delay in air mail services with Hong Kong Post

As we get lots of questions from customers at the moment asking how long shipping will take, we thought we should share this with you. Hong Kong Post published a note on their website on December 14th stating, that there will be delays for air mail services to Europe, Israel, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, as there is not enough air cargo space and increased air mail traffic.

This means that even though we ship your orders as fast as possible and inform you via email, your order might still be stuck in Hong Kong or some intermediate destination. This also effects express shipping. We’re very sorry about that and hope Hong Kong Post will find a solution very fast, so that you will receive your orders soon.

Hong Kong Post stated that there will be delays in air mail traffic to some countries

Hong Kong Post stated that there will be delays in air mail traffic to some countries

90 days until Christmas

Yes, you still have a couple of months left until Christmas. But isn’t it good to get as many things out of your way as possible as soon as possible? After all you also have an everyday life and besides that there will be hundreds of Christmas things to organize.

We have one thing for you that you can cross off your list already: Christmas wrapping paper. Because if you have a few basic items at home you’re always prepared for any wrapping emergencies. So what’s our recipe for successful Christmas gift wrapping? Washi Tape and Christmas stamps. You don’t need a lot of them, can store them easily and turn every single present into a unique gift. It will just take a couple of minutes to spice up boring single-coloured paper or to turn brown packing paper or even newspapers into a fancy gift wrap.

If you want to give away stuff from our shop as presents, you can even go one step further: You don’t need to wrap them at all. Because until Christmas we’re sending all our orders in super kawaii Christmas bags, which are the perfect wrapping already. Please don’t forget that shipping from our shop takes 5 to 15 business days, so please order early if you want everything to arrive on time.

cute Christmas gel stamps deer snowflake heart

cute Christmas gel stamps deer snowflake heart

cute Christmas gel stamps Christmas tree with deco

cute Christmas gel stamps Christmas tree with deco

funny Christmas gel stamps snowman reindeer

funny Christmas gel stamps snowman reindeer

Christmas stamp set 3 pieces snowman Christmas tree

Christmas stamp set 3 pieces snowman Christmas tree

mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape set 2pcs with diamonds

mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape set 2pcs with diamonds

white Washi Masking Tape deco tape argyle pattern

white Washi Masking Tape deco tape argyle pattern

olive-green Washi Masking Tape deco tape white pattern

olive-green Washi Masking Tape deco tape white pattern

pink Washi Masking Tape deco tape red flowers

pink Washi Masking Tape deco tape red flowers

 

Packing your Christmas packages

It’s packing madness at the office. The last weeks have already been quite busy, but this week was the absolute climax of the year so far. There were just so many orders that almost everybody at modes4u was helping the packing staff to make sure that everything is shipped quickly to you guys. We are sending hundreds of packages per day and are working full speed. So your Christmas presents are on their way, thanks for all your orders. It’s great to see that you love our kawaii stuff so much. Don’t forget to take a look at our latest shipping days for Christmas if you want to make sure everything gets to you on time.

our package pile gets bigger every day

our package pile gets bigger every day

Christmas trip

My husband and I will be on holidays during the holidays to visit my family in Austria. Our packing staff will continue working in the office, so don’t worry about any shipping delays. All paid orders will be shipped within 1 business day as usual. We wish everyone a happy time with family, friends and workmates/classmates. Merry Christmas!

our Christmas header in our shop

our Christmas header in our shop

Worldwide Shipping

I get continuously emails from customers asking if we ship to this country or that country. We had a worldwide shipping logo placed on every page of our online shop and also explain in our shipping details that we do ship worldwide. However, people still seemed to be unsure if we ship to their country. We changed the Worldwide Shipping logo to a much bigger one now which is very easy to see on every page of our shop. I hope this will help our customers to see quickly, that we do ship worldwide and even offer free shipping for orders above 60 Euro / US$78 / £54. If anyone has any further recommendations for us, please let us know by email.

Worldwide Shipping 1

our new worldwide shipping logo

Worldwide Shipping 2

the new logo integrated on our website (on the right side)

On holidays

I will be on holidays from 12th of July until 19th of July! Daily shipping will continue as our packing staff will work as usual. I am looking forward to relax a bit and recharge my batteries. I know already that I will return with lots of new ideas and a huge motivation for improving my business 😉 I hope everyone else has a nice summer as well. Take it easy, take a dip in the nearest lake/ocean/pond/pool and enjoy the sun!
Yours, Sandra

10% discount during the Holidays

We are on holidays from 16th December till 4th of January and during this time we offer everyone a 10% discount on all items in our shop. We usually don’t do discounts but as all orders can only be shipped after 4th of January, we would like to compensate our customers with the longer waiting period. Here is the cute Holiday Notice for the announcement in our shop:

10% discount during the Holidays 1

10% discount during the Holidays

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!