Shipping Updates

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Hello Book Clubbers! Your business is our business, and it's so important for us to ensure you know what's going on with your packages, including where it is! This page shows up-to-date updates and we want to ensure that everything here is something you can easily access anytime! Over the past year we have faced many challenges when it comes to shipping during a global pandemic. We are still facing many difficulties regarding delays with receiving items from our suppliers due to not having enough shipping containers/boats to meet the increased demand currently facing manufacturers around the globe.
We are so sorry for the impact these delays have had on our boxes and are doing all we can behind-the-scenes to prevent future delays and will regularly keep this page updated with all the most recent information.
If you have any additional questions regarding your order, please reach out to us at info@onceuponabookclub.com and our team will be happy to help!

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This can also be downloaded and emailed to give them a fun little DIY while they wait for their magical reading experience to arrive!

Last Updated: January 24th, 2021

Up All Night Preorder Updates
current status: shipping finished (100% complete)

Preorders are currently available in the shop, while supplies last.

• The Up All Night box features The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood and two gifts, plus a signed bookplate, letter from the author, champagne flute, 40 book scratch-off challenge, and noise maker. This box is currently awaiting prep!
• Books have arrived and all gifts are here! These boxes will ship immediately after December boxes are completed.

"Weird and the Wonderful" Adult Updates
current status: prepping

January Adult: Previously on Sale December 15th - January 14th. Active Subscribers renewed on December 25th
• Books are on their way, paperwork is being packed, and gifts are in transit!
 This box is set to begin shipping in early February. Additional updates will be posted here.

The "Romanov Princess" Young Adult Updates
current status: stickering books

January Young Adult: Previously on Sale December 15th - January 14th. Active Subscribers renewed on December 25th
• Books have arrived, paperwork is being packed, and gifts are in transit!
• This box is set to begin shipping in early February. Additional updates will be posted here.

"Write Your Own Story" Adult Updates
current status: on sale now!

February Adult: Currently on Sale January 15th - February 14th. Active Subscribers will be renewed on January 25th
• Books, gifts, and paperwork have all been ordered!
 This box is set to begin shipping at the end of February Additional updates will be posted here.

The "Mythical Sea Curse" Young Adult Updates
current status: on sale now!

February Young Adult: Currently on Sale January 15th - February 14th. Active Subscribers will be renewed on January 25th
• Books, gifts, and paperwork have all been ordered!
• This box is set to begin shipping at the end of February. Additional updates will be posted here.

OUABC Shop Orders

•  Shop Orders from Once Upon a Book Club are currently shipping within 4 business days! 

International Shipping Updates

•  Companies globally are currently facing shipping restrictions, processing delays, and service disruptions, and issues with transit. For the most up to date information about shipping to your country, please click here.

US Shipping Updates

•  We wanted to address some of the shipping delays currently affecting our boxes. Our packages are shipped via USPS priority, however despite this form of shipping, many of our customers are experiencing several delays with their packages arriving much longer than the expected 2-3 business days. USPS has been overwhelmed with packages this year due to COVID and many packages are arriving late. We've also been made aware that tracking information may update sporadically or not at all but packages are still arriving. This is an issue nationwide and all businesses are affected.

Recently Shipped

Sweet Halloween Preorder Updates
current status: now shipping! (100% complete)

Preorders sold out on September 6th, 2021
• The Sweet Halloween Preorder featuring Midnight Spells Murder by Mary Angela has finished shipping!
• Everything finally arrived on December 27th and boxes finished shipping on December 29th. All tracking emails should be updated by Monday, January 3rd.

Spooky Halloween Preorder Updates
current status: shipping complete! (100% complete)

Preorders sold out on September 21st, 2021
• The Spooky Halloween Preorder featuring The Haunting of Leigh Harker by Darcy Coates has finished shipping!
• Everything finally arrived on December 27th and boxes finished shipping by December 28th. All tracking emails should be updated by Friday, December 31st.

12 Days of Book-Club-Mas Advent Preorder Updates
current status: shipping complete! (100% complete)

Extras are currently available in the shop, while supplies last.

• The 12 Days of Book-Club-Mas Advent Calendar features a novella of 12 short stories written by independent authors exclusively for this box and 12 gifts that pair with each short story. 
• All books have been delivered and wrapped, and all gifts have arrived!
• The final container arrived to our warehouse on January 3rd and our team unloaded and started shipping on January 4th! Adult tracking was sent first on January 4th and Adult boxes were completed on January 10th! All Adult tracking should show movement by January 12th. Young Adult tracking was sent on January 7th and finished shipping on January 11th. All Young Adult tracking should show movement by January 14th.

Christmas Preorder Updates
current status: shipping complete (100% complete)

Extras are currently available in the shop, while supplies last.

• The Christmas box features A Royal Christmas Fairy Tale by Karen Schaler and four gifts. This box is currently shipping!
• The final gifts arrived, tracking emails have been sent on January 10th, and boxes began shipping on January 12th! Boxes completed shipping on the 14th and all tracking should show movement by Tuesday, January 18th.

The "Souls of the Sea" Young Adult Updates
current status: shipping finished! (100% complete)

December Young Adult: Previously on Sale November 15th - December 14th. Active Subscribers renewed on November 25th
• The "Souls of the Sea" boxes are currently shipping!
 Tracking for these boxes were sent on Thursday, January 13th, and these boxes began shipping on Saturday, January 15th. 

"The Cocoa Deception" Adult Updates
current status: now shipping (100% complete)

December Adult: Previously on Sale November 15th - December 14th. Active Subscribers renewed on November 25th
• "The Cocoa Deception" boxes are currently waiting to ship!
• Books have been delivered and stickered. Most of the gifts have arrived and only one more needs to be packed. Paperwork has also been prepped and packaged. 
 This box is set to begin shipping immediately following Souls of the Sea boxes. Additional updates will be posted here.