With regulations and guidance changing by the day (if not hour), Crowdmade is minimizing the supply chain disruptions to ensure that your orders ship in a timely fashion. Keep checking back for any future updates.
USPS Service Suspension
USPS has announced that they are suspending service to 22 countries (Bolivia, Botswana, Cayman Islands, Chad, Ecuador, Fiji, French Polynesia, Honduras, India, Kuwait, Libya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mongolia, New Caledonia, Panama, Peru, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Zimbabwe) as of April 3rd, and an additional 29 countries (Angola, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Gambia, Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malawi, Moldova, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, and Venezuela) as of April 7th. Because Crowdmade relies heavily on USPS services, we will temporarily be suspending shipping to these countries as well.
Shipping Carrier Delays
With more and more cities and countries being impacted every day, we are seeing shipping carriers beginning to experience delays (especially for non-US postal deliveries). UPS in particular has suspended all guarantees regarding shipping times. While orders are still going out, Crowdmade uses a combination of shipping carriers (including USPS, UPS, and DHL) which may be delayed, in particular with non-US orders.
Nation-wide "Shelter In Place" Orders
Over the last several days, we have seen more states enact "Shelter In Place" orders, which have begun to impact some of our production facilities. We are still shipping orders, but please bear with us as we work with our reduced capacity. Many products will be delayed by a few days, and those products will be marked as much.
Bay Area "Shelter In Place"
Seven Bay Area counties have made an emergency "Shelter In Place" declaration, requiring residents of non-essential businesses to stay home between March 17th and April 7th.
Crowdmade ships orders from many locations across the United States, but unfortunately one of our fulfillment locations is located in the Bay Area. While shipments are still expected to continue, you will see a notice above any products that may be delayed by a few days.