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We’ve added a new Gift Guide to our site, to suggest gifts for popular Orthodox events and celebrations. If you need more personalized advice, feel free to phone, email or Live Chat us anytime and we’d be glad to help!
Check out the Gift Guide now!
Today we added a new, faster international postal delivery option: USPS Global Express Guaranteed Mail (GXG)
If you select the Global Express Guaranteed Mail Option (GXG), know that GXG provides date-certain delivery, in 1-3 business days, to more than 180 countries and provides a money-back guarantee to all destinations. Transportation and delivery for GXG is provided by FedEx Express® with end-to-end tracking and visibility available through USPS.com. Global Express Guaranteed features include: a money-back guarantee to all destinations, advanced tracking with full shipment visibility via the USPS Track & Confirm tool and $100 of insurance coverage (additional insurance up to $2,499 available- but must be added to your cart at checkout). You are directly responsible for filing any relevant loss/damage claims with the USPS at http://www.usps.com.
While we still prefer FedEx for international deliveries, GXG may offer cheaper rates depending on your delivery address. Unlike USPS International Priority Mail, Global Express is insured and fully trackable.
As you know, we are discontinuing the sale of books online. We’ve had an overwhelming response to our half price sale, but to finish clearing out our shelves we’re now offering a 65% discount on all titles. This is well below our wholesale costs. Get in on this deal while the books last.
We’re also offering a Super Deal: Get a $50 Gift Certificate with the purchase of any 14KYG Cross. No Coupon code needed.
Over the course of this past year we’ve introduced 20+ icon formats online. The traditional bestseller is still the 8 x 10″ mounted print. On some of our icon listings, you may have noticed we’ve changed the mounting materials from the old, dull, bulky pine format (found in most icon studios) to new and improved European-style hard-pressed boards. The main reasons we did this were:
1.) Our hard-pressed boards are stronger, more durable and virtually impossible to stain or break. (This was our main reason for switching- see photo above.)
2.) They also show a brighter color range, and feature a glossy, stain-resistant and scratch-resistant coating.
3.) Our new mounted formats come with a LIFETIME guarantee against fading. Even if left in the direct sun for many years. If your icon colors fade, we will replace it at no charge to you. The old style consisted of images printed on paper and then mounted to wood. This meant dull colors, susceptible to discoloration and even tearing. We know when you buy an icon you want it to last for many years. We’ll guarantee it’ll last forever.
4.) Icons are available in the ready to hang format, with an attached easel, or arched with an attached easel. More info…
5.) These icons are lighter and cheaper to ship. Saves us money, saves you money.
6.) Hung on the wall or displayed on a shelf, they lend a more richer, luxurious look.
7.) Our professional, state-of-the-art lab boasts a 48-hour turnaround time. This means custom icons get to you faster. All orders ship within 3 business days.
Over the course of the next few months, as our existing stock of the old format sells out, we will discontinue the sale of the old style. If you are shopping and want to confirm the mounting format, contact us by Live Chat or email and we’ll answer any questions you may have.
After 12 years of selling thousands of icons online, we confidently recommend the new mountings and know you’ll love them t0o! Order one today and save $10 with code: BLOG810. Comment back on this post and get a coupon for another $10 off. Offer expires Nov. 1, 2013.
UPDATE TO OUR DOMESTIC SHIPPING POLICY: USPS now includes $50 worth of insurance coverage on all domestic Priority Mail packages. If you have a missing or damage claim, you must file the claim yourself through their website here.