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Card Review Turnaround & Holiday Card Lead-Times
Feb 13th, 2009, 1:54pm
 
Hello,
Here are a few new card tips to make things go more smoothly for everyone.
 
CARD REVIEW EXPECTATIONS:  
In general, please expect cards to be reviewed within 4 weeks, however during peak periods it can be longer.     Current review time is 8 weeks (updated: 8/15/13).
 
HOLIDAY CARD LEAD-TIMES:
When creating new Holiday cards start early.  It's best to submit Holiday cards at least one month before the Holiday is upon us to allow for review time and for search engines like Google to pick up new card data.  Ideally holiday cards would be submitted 3 months in advance of the holiday.
 
Cards submitted just a week or even days before the actual holiday, with the exception of special requested cards, have for the most part missed the window of opportunity for sales that year.  That is not to say that orders are not placed close to or even after the holiday but sales begin up to a month before the holiday and the bulk of sales occur two weeks before the holiday.
 
For example, in order for a card to arrive by Valentine's Day on 2/14 it should to be ordered by 2/6.  Valentine's Day card sales the week of 2/9 were significantly slower compared to the week of 2/2.
 
FAST TRACK REQUESTS:
When you need a card approved ASAP, specifically for special custom requests, time sensitive private cards and series concept review please check Fast Track Review during the create a card process:
http://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/forum/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1213303986
 
Note, fast track is not to be used to expedite holiday cards that have been submitted too close to the holiday date.
 
Thank you!  Smiley
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Reply #1 - Feb 13th, 2009, 2:04pm
 
Great Info, especially regarding search engines. - Will make a "Note-To-Self" !
 
Have a Lovely Valentine's Day,
Wink Tanya
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Reply #2 - Feb 13th, 2009, 2:13pm
 
Quote from Tanya_134335 on Feb 13th, 2009, 2:04pm:
Great Info, especially regarding search engines. - Will make a "Note-To-Self" !

Have a Lovely Valentine's Day,
Wink Tanya

 
Hi Tanya, glad that is helpful!  Smiley
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Reply #3 - Feb 13th, 2009, 2:58pm
 
Mindy,  I have two pending now #370382 and 370381, it seems like forever, but just 2 or 3 days now.  I usually never have to wait this long.  Would the problem be the category?  "Save the date"  I did not know where to place these as they are reminders to change your clocks forward for daylight saving time.  Just for fun cards, I thought I would try.
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Reply #4 - Feb 13th, 2009, 4:07pm
 
Thank you Mindy.
 
Sher    Smiley
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Reply #5 - Feb 13th, 2009, 11:04pm
 
Smiley Hi Mindy and thank you. It is always helpful to know the little things and knowing thast most sales occur two weeks beofre aholiday is helpful, especially I feel to newbies like myself.  
 
Hope you have a great Valentines Day!
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Reply #6 - Feb 14th, 2009, 7:05am
 
Hi again,
 
My note on this thread above; I received this message:
"This card may be resubmitted after the following issue(s) are fixed:  
We have not approved your card for your chosen categories. Nothing in the image/art nor verse of this general card speaks to the specific occasion. Year Specific - its an occasion that recurs each year perhaps it belongs in Save the Date - general "
 
However, when I look for that GENERAL sub category it doesn't exist.    
 
 
 
 
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Reply #7 - Feb 14th, 2009, 7:11am
 
Quote from Myrna_134142 on Feb 14th, 2009, 7:05am:
Hi again,

My note on this thread above; I received this message:
"This card may be resubmitted after the following issue(s) are fixed:
We have not approved your card for your chosen categories. Nothing in the image/art nor verse of this general card speaks to the specific occasion. Year Specific - its an occasion that recurs each year perhaps it belongs in Save the Date - general "

However, when I look for that GENERAL sub category it doesn't exist.  

LOL, too funny!  Grin Maybe they meant to say, just use "Save the Date", and not use a sub-category under that. But, I'm like you, I would have looked for the sub-category they asked for!
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Reply #8 - Feb 14th, 2009, 7:48am
 
Thanks, Mindy, for the good info!
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Reply #9 - Feb 14th, 2009, 9:20am
 
Oooops!  Kathy, you may be right, I resubmitted under just "save the date" so maybe that is what they meant.   I am such a dummie!
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Reply #10 - Feb 14th, 2009, 9:58am
 
Nah, I would have thought the same thing!   Wink You should have seen what I thought they were talking about on another thread! Boy, did I embarrass myself there!  embarrassed
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Reply #11 - Feb 14th, 2009, 5:22pm
 
Thank you so much Mindy this is hugely apprecated, saves me biting my nails and fretting and then going off on a monumental tantrum Smiley so huge thanks this is mega handy  kiss
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Reply #12 - Feb 14th, 2009, 6:11pm
 
Thanks Mindy, I really appreciate you keeping us current as to "Happenings in the Universe".  You are very helpful and informative.  
 
I make a motion that Mindy gets a raise....awe, what the heck, let's give everyone a raise!!!
 
CoolLinda Grin Shocked Wink Cheesy
 
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Reply #13 - Feb 16th, 2009, 6:27pm
 
Quote from Linda_132742 on Feb 14th, 2009, 6:11pm:
Thanks Mindy, I really appreciate you keeping us current as to "Happenings in the Universe".  You are very helpful and informative.  

I make a motion that Mindy gets a raise....awe, what the heck, let's give everyone a raise!!!

CoolLinda Grin Shocked Wink Cheesy


 
A raise?!  Wow, that would be great, thanks Linda Wink  Hmm, I've suggested it to the powers that be and they told me to add it to the notorious "wish list", item #274  Wink  
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Reply #14 - Feb 16th, 2009, 7:06pm
 
ROLMAO, Mindy.....................Linda
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