Media Release — Given that Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on Tuesday this year, Diamond — in consideration of UPS’ holiday delivery schedule, and in consultation with retailers and publishers — will not ship new product to retailers on the week of December 24.
For Christmas Week:
Retailers – both Day-Early Delivery and Wednesday delivery customers — will receive product scheduled to go on sale on December 19 as they normally would.
That week’s shipment will also contain selected items from suppliers and manufacturers to be named in upcoming issues of Diamond Daily. These items are not to be placed on sale until Wednesday, December 26.
These items will be billed to retailers at zero cost on their December 19 invoicing. Retailers will be billed for the items on their invoicing for product with an on-sale date of Wednesday, January 2.
For the New Year’s holiday:
All customers will receive shipments on Friday, December 28.
The invoice that accompanies this shipment will contain billing for books on sale December 26 and January 2.
The product in these shipments is not to be placed on sale before Wednesday, January 2.
As a result of the skip week, please note the following changes:
Those received from Plattsburgh customers by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, and from Olive Branch customers by 7:00 a.m. on Friday December 7, will arrive with customers’ December 19 shipments.
Those received after these dates from Plattsburgh customers by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, and from Olive Branch customers by 7:00 a.m. on Friday December 14, will arrive with customers’ January 2 shipments.
Those received from Plattsburgh customers by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 26, and from Olive Branch customers by 7:00 a.m. on Thursday December 27, will arrive with customers’ January 9 shipments.
Direct Ship Reorders
Direct Ship Reorders will not ship out of Olive Branch on December 24 and December 25.
From December 26-28, orders placed by 11:00 a.m. ET will qualify for same-day shipping.
While Diamond will make every effort to fulfill this, please note that same-day shipping for Direct Ship Reorders placed by the cut-off is not guaranteed.