~ Sundrop Crystal ~
Fine Swarovski Crystal Prisms Since 1998

~ When Will My Order Be Shipped? ~
If You Have A Deadline, Please TELL US!
If You Select Priority Mail Postage ~ That Does NOT Mean You Have Communicated Your Deadline!
If We Can Mail Only * ONE * Package Today ~
Should  It  Be  YOURS?

Tell Us The Date You Need Your Order - SO WE CAN GET IT TO YOU!
If we are short of time for any reason ~ If we have a flood, a blizzard, or must be out of the office ~ We need to know which orders are Top Priority!
[Simply Selecting Priority Mail Does NOT Count as declaring your Deadline!]
If you tell us about Your Deadline,
You get a Free Pass to the Front of the Line!!

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We are keeping track of details like Post Office holidays you may not have thought of.
Tell us your deadline and let US decide if we need to know it!  We are always grateful for the info!
~  Warning!  Due Dates Are Closer Than They Appear!  ~
We very much want you to receive your order when you need it. We will send it to you as quickly as we can. We are very busy and everyone wants their order right away. We process orders with deadlines first so they can get there in time for your gift-giving celebration. However, please remember we have no control over the Post Office. We try to ship as far in advance as we can to allow for delays in the mail.

Computer Nerd! We know that you are very busy and that you've dropped in at our website
to place a quick order  Computer Nerd  and get on your way.   We Thank You!!
Computer Nerd!


We have dozens of orders to fill.   We love that!!
But, we have not succeeded in learning to GUESS which ones need to be done first!


We strive to send all orders as quickly as possible.  Our goal is to MAIL orders within just a few Business Days.
[A Business Day is Mon-Fri, no holidays. If you place your order on Friday, Day One is Monday, or Day One is Tuesday if Monday is a holiday.]
However, there is no EASY answer as to when YOUR order will be mailed.  It depends on a lot of factors, including what items you request.  If you wish to receive your order by a certain day, please say so.  Some items are hand made, and may take additional time to prepare.
YOUR  DEADLINE  IS  IMPORTANT  TO  US.   PLEASE  TELL  US  WHAT  IT  IS.
We CAN and DO process lots of Emergency orders and are Happy to do so.  Just tell us when you need one!

After you order, we hand select your requested items.  We attach strings to the crystals.  If you are doing a project and do not need strings, please tell us (same price).  Then the crystals are carefully packed and mailed.  If you order something that is handmade, this may take a little more time.  Why?  We have to make it!  Then we have to pack it with extra care.

Each Day we check to see which orders are top priority.  If we have 45 new orders, and we know we can't mail all of them today, we look for a place to start.  Orders with messages stating a deadline are done first so that they arrive on time.  Orders indicating no rush and no deadline remain waiting for the next day.  Sometimes we have large complicated orders that may take several hours to pack.  We do the smaller orders with deadlines before tackling a project like this.

~  YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF SHIPPING.  ~
We simply lack the technology to do this.
If you wish to check on your order for any reason, please leave us a phone message or send an email. Please include your Order Number.  ONE message is sufficient.  We regret that we cannot respond individually to every email or return every phone call. (And often we DO send emails that do not get through or do not get answered.)  However, we do read/listen to them and we do act on them.  If you are "just checking" and have no particular concern, we appreciate your not contacting us.  Our work volume is very high and if we spend our day responding to "just checking" messages, it keeps us from preparing and mailing orders.  We can't do both.  We do very much appreciate your patience.  We ARE here and we are working very hard.  If we don't answer, we are very definitely not in Tahiti on the beach.

We have no control over the Post Office.  We expect them to meet their stated goals (First Class Mail is Whenever; Priority Mail is 2-3 days depending on Location).  We are located on the EAST COAST so you need to take your own location into account.  We may use Post Office Express Mail (overnight or two days) or Fedex if we need to make sure your deadline is met. You will be charged for the additional cost.

Messages with deadlines are extremely useful to us and we very much appreciate them.  Deadlines apply even if you think your deadline is "obvious" since it is Christmas or some other holiday.  People DO place routine non-rush orders that are not due by that "obvious" due date.  If yours looks like a routine "anytime" order, you may not receive it by your deadline.  We cannot read minds.  If you want it by a certain date, please tell us.  This is not a business where things are pre-packaged like a bag of M&M’s and ready to throw in a carton.  Time and labor are involved.  We appreciate your patience and understanding.

"I just noticed that you strive to have all orders arrive by an intended date.  I did not specify a date, considering you are the first company I have encountered that truly strives to achieve a desired delivery date.  I know Christmas is a very hectic time and mail can be unpredictable.  If it is possible I would like to have my order arrive by Tuesday, December 20th for a birthday gift.  If this is not possible I completely understand as it is my fault for not stating a delivery date.  If you can have it here by then - then wonderful!  I look forward to receiving the crystal whether by the 20th or by Christmas hopefully.  Pleasure doing business with you and hopefully will do so again in the future.  I have enclosed a copy of my order placed this morning."  GLM, Indiana

~ HANDMADE ~
~ Items Made By Hand ~

HANDMADE  ITEMS:  Some of our items are Made By Hand.  These include Clusters, Jewelry, and Some Items with Beads.  It takes time to make them and extra time to pack them, so orders for Handmade items may take longer for us to process than for other orders.  Handmade items are NOT available at our Busiest time of year (November 15 to January 15).  Shop EARLY for Christmas / Holidays / Special Occasions!  Be sure to tell us your Deadline for these items!  Custom work is available, & we welcome your inquiries.  Custom work is NOT available during the dates just noted.  No Discounts on Handmade Items.  Thank you very much for your understanding.


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We Very Much Appreciate Your Business And YOUR Happiness Is Our Goal!   Thank you very much!

Oh- Look at this!
Oh!  Look At This!!  ~   Picture a BIG pile of paper orders.
We can't GUESS which is the ONE that’s in a Hurry!

They don’t whistle, honk, shout or wiggle, wave, crinkle their corners,
squirm, jump to the floor, or turn a special bright color.
We don’t feel special vibes when we hold them.
They don’t emit coded psychic messages for us to detect!


Here is the work to do on a usual day at Sundrop Crystal- In the Slow Season!
~ Here’s a typical collection of orders for a day at Sundrop Crystal ~
Here is a Slow Work Day for Sundrop!

~ Who Wants To Go First? ~
Who Wants to Be First?

~ Wave If You Have A Deadline! ~
Wave If You Have A Deadline.

~ Wait!! Here’s One With a Message!  Excellent! ~
A Perfectly Helpful Message!

~ All Packed Up And Ready to Be At The Party On Time! ~
Ready for the Party! All Set To Go In The Mail!

~ Now, On To The Rest Of Them! ~
All the orders will be on their way soon!
~ All of the orders will be on their way soon! ~

If YOUR ORDER is the one that wants to be First in line, PLEASE give us a little note that says
"Need this for a gift on Wed. June 14" or "Leaving on a trip January 12 and Need to take with me".
We'll put your order at the FRONT of the line!

If you have a Deadline, or want your order Right Away, Please Tell Us.  We can't Guess.
Remember this is YOUR order, and we want you to get it when you expect it!

Frantic Crazy ChickenDance We are keeping an eye on things for you!
Don't Fret!
Let us in on the Secret of Your Due Date
and Allow US to do the Worrying!
Crazy Frantic ChickenDance

Twirl Blue Line

Warning- Due Dates Are Closer Than They Appear

Twirl Blue Line
~ Thank You! ~
Blue Divider Line

We have dozens of orders to fill.   We very much love that!!
But, we have not succeeded in learning to GUESS which ones need to be done first!

Picture a BIG pile of paper orders. ~ We can't GUESS which is the ONE that's in a Hurry!  They don't whistle, honk, shout or wiggle, wave, crinkle their corners, squirm, jump to the floor, or turn a special bright color.  We don't feel special vibes when we hold them.  They don't emit coded psychic messages for us to detect!  If YOUR ORDER is the one that wants to be First in line, PLEASE give us a little note that says "Need this for a gift on Wed. June 14" or "Leaving on a trip January 12 and Need to take with me".  We'll put your order at the FRONT of the line!  With so many orders it just may sometimes take a little time to get them all mailed. A million things happen that attempt to slow us down, and we try to keep them all under control. Occasionally we have an order for three or five hundred crystals for a special party and that takes up extra time. We try our best to get all orders out as quickly as possible.  Every order can't be first!  Orders with Priority Mail requested are processed before orders with Regular Postage.  The Priority Mail request gives us a big hint that you don't want to wait.  However, we still want to know your deadline!  PLEASE, if your crystal order is needed on a certain day ~ Please Let Us Know!  WE WANT IT TO BE THERE AS MUCH AS YOU DO!  Thank You Very Much For Your Help!!
Warning: Due Dates Are Closer Than They Appear!

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This is not Walmart. We do not take something off the shelf and stuff it in the mail using a staff of thousands. Your order is hand selected, hand prepared with strings, and packaged attractively and safely for its trip to you. Some of the items are hand made and may take a little extra time. If you need it right away, we are happy to do EVERYTHING we can to accommodate you. The only thing we can't do is read minds. We sincerely appreciate your assistance in letting us know when you need things. We love to help you enjoy Happy Celebrations! We love to hear about them, too! Thank You! Happy Rainbows!



Please tell us if you have a deadline!
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Please Help!
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Please let us know if you have a deadline!
 

~ Deadlines ~
We are working very hard to send your crystal order to you as soon as we can! We are working very hard to get your crystal order to you as soon as we can! We are working very hard to get your crystal order to you as soon as we can!
We are working very hard to get your crystal order to you as soon as we can!
If you have a Deadline, or want your order Right Away, Please Tell Us.  We can't Guess.
Remember this is YOUR order, and we want you to get it when you expect it!

We very much want you to receive your order when you need it. We will send it to you as quickly as we can. We are very busy and everyone wants their order right away. We process orders with deadlines first so they can get there in time for your gift-giving celebration. However, please remember we do not have any control over the Post Office. Also please remember that occasionally your deadline is simply impossible, and we are very sorry. We ship as far in advance as we can to allow for delays in the Mail.


Wondering If Your Order Will Be On Time?
YES, It WILL if you tell us when you need it!


We ship within just a few business days, NOT weeks.  Lots of places tell their customers to allow "4-6 weeks" for delivery.  We're not asking you to wait that long.  We just want to make sure that the orders we send out each and every day include the ones that need to go first.  If yours is in a hurry, that's perfectly OK with us ~ We just would love to know about it.  Thanks!

"I just noticed that you strive to have all orders arrive by an intended date.  I did not specify a date, considering you are the first company I have encountered that truly strives to achieve a desired delivery date.  I know Christmas is a very hectic time and mail can be unpredictable.  If it is possible I would like to have my order arrive by Tuesday, December 20th for a birthday gift.  If this is not possible I completely understand as it is my fault for not stating a delivery date.  If you can have it here by then - then wonderful!  I look forward to receiving the crystal whether by the 20th or by Christmas hopefully.  Pleasure doing business with you and hopefully will do so again in the future.  I have enclosed a copy of my order placed this morning."  GLM, Indiana

* Info ~ Gifts and Gift Boxes ~ Click Here *
Frantic Crazy ChickenDance We are keeping an eye on things for you!
Don't Fret!
Let us in on the Secret of Your Due Date
and Allow US to do the Worrying!
Crazy Frantic ChickenDance

Relax and do something Fun!

~ Thank You! ~

Sundrop Crystal Has Austrian Swarovski Lead Crystal Prisms. Crystals Hanging in Your windows Make Splashes of Rainbows!

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