Shipping Deadlines: Major Racing Events in March 2017

If you are wanting to purchase a headpiece for a major racing event in March 2017, read on to learn about our shipping deadlines.

Here at SHOW PONY Millinery, we ship our fascinators to all four corners of the globe for clients to wear to big events such as the Kentucky Derby, Dubai World Cup, Royal Ascot and Melbourne Cup.

event-calendar

Firstly, we always stress clients look at our headpiece processing times – this is the time it takes for us to prepare your order for dispatch to the post office – it is NOT the shipping time.

While the majority of our designs may be in stock & ready to be dispatched to the post office within 1-3 working days, there are others that may take us a little more time to make or customise and sometimes they may need materials ordered in – meaning they join our order queue, which could be as little as one extra day, but as long as four weeks.

In peak times, we may increase our order processing times and sometimes, we’re just taking a few days off!

Processing times are listed against each of our headpieces, under the “Shipping & Policies” tab where it says “Ready To Ship In…”.

As for shipping times, we put all our international orders on New Zealand Post’s courier service which has a 2-7 working day delivery target (not guarantee!) to get items to your door.

We cannot stress enough that these delivery targets are not a guaranteed delivery time – just New Zealand Post’s best indication of when they think an item might get to you.

As we all know, delays in post can & do happen, so we always suggest clients purchase their headpiece well in advance of any event it may be required for so as to avoid possible disappointment. 

However, if you’re like one half of us and are notoriously ‘last minute’ & willing to take a risk on delivery times by purchasing on the last possible date (whilst also understanding that delays can happen and this may mean your headpiece does not arrive in time), we would suggest the absolute last date you could possibly click ‘buy now’ on a headpiece (assuming an item’s processing times is three working days) is:

Event name & date: Vodafone Derby Day, Auckland, 4 March 2017
Shipping to: Auckland
Purchase headpiece by: 
27 February 2017

Event name & date:  Black Opal Stakes, Canberra, 5 March 2017
Shipping to: Australia
Purchase headpiece by: 
23 February 2017

Event name & date: Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup Day, Auckland, 11 March 2017
Shipping to: Auckland
Purchase headpiece by:
6 March 2017

Event name & date: Adelaide Cup, Adelaide, 13 March 2017 
Shipping to:
Australia
Purchase headpiece by:
2 March 2017

Event name & date: Cheltenham Festival, UK, from 14 March 2017
Shipping to:
UK
Purchase headpiece by:
28 February 2017

Event name & date: Golden Slipper, Sydney, 18 March 2017 
Shipping to:
Australia
Purchase headpiece by:
9 March 2017

Event name & date: Dubai World Cup, UAE, 25 March 2017 
Shipping to:
UAE
Purchase headpiece by:
13 March 2017

If in doubt, please always feel free to message us before purchase & we will give you our opinion and let you know if we can speed up our order processing times!

The SHOW PONIES
XXX

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