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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Last Updated: December 3rd, 2021

"Through Thick and Thin" Adult Updates
current status: now shipping (100% complete)

November Adult: Previously on Sale October 15th - November 14th. Active Subscribers Renewed on October 25th
• The "Through Thick and Thin" boxes have finished shipping on Wednesday, December 1st! All tracking should show movement by Saturday, December 4th. Tracking emails went out on Monday, November 22nd.
• This is the LAST Adult box that will arrive before the holidays. If you are looking for a seasonal gift, we recommend purchasing this box OR anything from our shop as all items listed there are ready-to-ship within 48 hours.

The "Castle of the Evil Eye" Young Adult Updates
current status: now shipping (100% complete)

November Young Adult: Previously on Sale October 15th - November 14th. Active Subscribers Renewed on October 25th
• The "Castle of the Evil Eye" boxes finished shipping on Friday, December 3rd! All tracking should show movement by Tuesday, December 7th. Tracking emails were sent on Monday, November 29th.
• This is the LAST Young Adult box that will arrive before the holidays. If you are looking for a seasonal gift, we recommend purchasing this box OR anything from our shop as all items listed there are ready-to-ship within 48 hours.

12 Days of Book-Club-Mas Advent Preorder Updates
current status: awaiting final items

Preorders 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 about half of the gifts have been delivered! We are currently waiting for the final gifts to be delivered so we can begin shipping! 
• We are expecting this box to begin shipping in early December immediately following November boxes.

Christmas Preorder Updates
current status: awaiting final items

Preorders 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 finishing prep and just waiting for the gifts to arrive!
• Books and all gifts are on their way! They should be delivered by December 10th.
• We are expecting this box to begin shipping in early December immediately following Advent boxes.

"The Cocoa Deception" Adult Updates
current status: awaiting prep

December Adult: Currently on Sale November 15th - December 14th. Active Subscribers will renewed on November 25th
• "The Cocoa Deception" boxes are currently waiting to begin prep!
• Books, gifts, and paperwork have been ordered! 
 This box is set to begin shipping at the end of December. All updates will be posted here.

The "Souls of the Sea" Young Adult Updates
current status: packing paperwork

December Young Adult: Currently on Sale November 15th - December 14th. Active Subscribers renewed on November 25th
• The "Souls of the Sea" boxes are currently waiting to begin prep!
• Books, gifts, and paperwork have been ordered! 
 This box is set to begin shipping at the end of December. All updates will be posted here.

Up All Night Preorder Updates
current status: accepting preorders

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 are on their way, and some of the gifts have already arrived! These boxes will ship after Christmas and Advent.
• We are expecting this box to begin shipping in late December.

Sweet Halloween Preorder Updates
current status: awaiting gifts

Preorders sold out on September 6th, 2021
• The Sweet Halloween Preorder featuring Midnight Spells Murder by Mary Angela is currently finished being prepped!
• Books have been stickered, paperwork has arrived, and the gift we have wrapped in the office has been finished! We are waiting for the final gifts to arrive. The container is in the Long Beach bay and is still awaiting docking (Current ETA is listed for Dec 12th). We had previously stated that it had docked and was picked up by our transportation company, however this was the October container which was incorrectly marked by the shipping company. We apologize for this confusion and will continue to update here regarding all details for this shipment.

Spooky Halloween Preorder Updates
current status: awaiting gifts

Preorders sold out on September 21st, 2021

• The Spooky Halloween Preorder featuring The Haunting of Leigh Harker by Darcy Coates is currently finished being prepped!
• Books have been stickered, paperwork has arrived, and the gift we have wrapped in the office has been finished! We are waiting for the final gifts to arrive. The container is in the Long Beach bay and is still awaiting docking (Current ETA is listed for Dec 12th). We had previously stated that it had docked and was picked up by our transportation company, however this was the October container which was incorrectly marked by the shipping company. We apologize for this confusion and will continue to update here regarding all details for this shipment.

OUABC Shop Orders

•  Shop Orders from Once Upon a Book Club are currently shipping within 5 business days! Please allow extra time due to the influx of orders from Black Friday.

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

"Dig Here" Adult Updates
current status: shipping finished! (100% complete*)

Last Updated: December 2nd
• This box finished shipping on Wednesday, October 20th.
• All tracking numbers should show movement by Monday, October 25th.

*The replacement books have arrived! We will be getting these shipped immediately. Please refer to your original tracking number for movement. If you no longer have your original tracking number, please email customer service at info@onceuponabookclub.com and we can locate it for you.

"Wild Magic" Adult Updates
current status: shipping finished! (100% complete)

Last Updated: October 21st
• This box finished shipping on Thursday, October 21st.
• All tracking numbers should show movement by Monday, October 25th.

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

October Adult: Previously on Sale September 15th - October 14th. Active Subscribers Renewed on September 25th
• "The Doppleganger" boxes completed shipping on Friday, November 11th. All tracking numbers should show movement by Tuesday, November 16th.
• Extra boxes will be added to the website for individual purchase in late November.

The "Deadly Secrets" Young Adult Updates
current status: shipping complete (100% complete)

October Young Adult: Previously on Sale September 15th - October 14th. Active Subscribers Renewed on September 25th
• The "Deadly Secrets" boxes finished shipping on Tuesday, November 16th. All tracking should update by Friday, November 19th. 
• Extra boxes will be added to the shop for individual purchase in late November.