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    Kelly Wadlow
    Photo book
    Topic posted May 3, 2011 by Kelly WadlowNovice, last edited February 9, 2012 
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    Photo book
    shipping time
    <p>How long does it take to get a photo book printed and shipped once I place the order? I have not placed my order yet and I need the book by 5/12. What is the latest date&nbsp;to order?&nbsp; Also, I will be ordering 5 books of the 8x8 size wiith the standard 20 pages per book...they are all the same book I'm just ordering 5 of them; if that matters.</p>



    • HenryB

      Hi Kelly,

      Please remember that this is a users' forum which means that most answers are posted by ordinary Shutterfly users. Thus, the only information (see below) I have comes from the Shutterfly Help Pages and personal information. For more detailed information, please contact Shutterfly's Customer Service.

      Here is an example of my recent experience. I placed an order for a book on April 27. It was shipped on April 29 and I received it yesterday May 3, 2011. This is typical for me, but it somewhat depends on where you are shipping the books and what shipping method was selected. On the recent order, I chose standard shipping.

      In your case, (here's my 2 cents) I would recommend ordering as soon as possible because actual shipping times are controlled by the shipper and not Shutterfly.

      From the Shutterfly Help Pages:

      Photo Book Processing Time

      Published 07/13/2007 11:15 AM   |    Updated 03/29/2011 11:14 AM
      What is the processing time for your photo books?

      Once an order is placed for a photo book, the order is typically processed and shipped within 2-3 business days. For more information on processing times, please visit our Order Status page.

      Order Processing Time

      Published 09/20/2005 02:32 PM   |    Updated 07/26/2010 11:44 AM
      How quickly does Shutterfly process orders?

      Except for certain holidays, print orders (8x10 or smaller) are typically shipped within one business day of when your order is placed. After that, time in transit depends upon the shipping method. Since our shipping carriers do not pick up on weekends, orders placed on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday regardless of the product or shipping method are generally shipped the following business day, Monday.

      For our various other products, processing times are typically as follows:

      Up to 3 business days
      - Large format prints (sizes 11x14 and up), photo books, calendars, frames, albums, Snapbooks, greeting cards, note cards, children's picture books, mugs, tiled mugs, mouse pads, T-shirts, aprons, DVD, magnets, coasters, luggage tags, and tote bags.

      Up to 5 business days
      - Canvas prints, keepsake boxes, desk organizers, playing cards, archive DVDs, puzzles, sterling bracelet, sterling necklace, pewter key ring, bucket tote, everyday purse, cosmetic bag, and CenterStage products.

      For a detailed list of all product cost and shipping times please visit the following URL:

      Each type of product will incur its own shipping and handling charge based on the shipping type selected for the order (Standard, Priority, 2-Day, or Next Day). For customer convenience or to expedite your order, we may at no additional cost consolidate products when possible or ship in multiple packages.

      Once we ship all parts of your order, you are automatically sent an email confirming shipment. If you receive this message in the evening or on a weekend, your order may not be postmarked until the next business day.

      **Shutterfly is not responsible for shipping delays due to weather, natural disaster, or causes beyond our shipping carriers control.**

      HenryB (Ordinary Shutterfly user)