Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Important News about Retiring Colors

June 1 - Retiring colors become “while supplies last”
June 30 - Last day to order any retiring product

I'll be placing an order for May 21st if you need anything, and remember you can always order through my website 24/7.

If you are planning on stocking up on card stock, ink pads and refills from the retiring Stampin’ Up! colors, you may want to consider doing this as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Here's an important message from we Demo's received from SU recently:

With Stampin’ Up!’s recent Color Renovation announcement, we have experienced a spike–much greater than anticipated–in demand for some of our retiring colors. Even with the most careful planning and all of the company’s forecasts from previous color transitions and current buying behaviors, the demand was greatly underestimated.

For re-inkers in retiring colors, as we run out, they will be placed on backorder status and those orders will be filled as quickly as we receive the product. We will continue to do this to the best of our ability through May, and then the re-inkers will be available while supplies last in June.

Card stock presents a bit larger problem, and because of this, textured paper may be substituted for some of the smooth colors–including card stock in 8-1/2″ x 11″ as well as 12″ x 12″–where the smooth is no longer available. You will notice these colors go on backorder, and we will be filling as many of those as possible with textured card stock. Because the demand for each color varies, we are unable to provide a list of what colors of card stock will be substituted with textured, or at what point that will happen. However, if you receive a package of card stock that is textured instead of smooth, there will be a sticker on the package indicating that change.

We realize that this is an extraordinary situation, and we hope this will help you get retiring colors for as long as possible. Please keep in mind that an instance may arise where we are unable to fill orders on a specific product, and it will become unavailable before the end of May, but those cases should be minimal, and Stampin Up will communicate those situations as they may arise.

Thank you for your patience!