Turnaround Times during COVID-19

Thank you for ordering from The Essential Market! Our print shops are up and running, but practicing social distancing with a reduced team and therefore, no delivery dates can be guaranteed at this time. 

Below you will find estimated production times. We are doing our best to stay within these times, but please keep in mind these are not guarantees and we are seeing shipping delays from UPS/FedEx that are unfortunately, out of our control. 

Being an e-commerce business with no brick and mortar retail store, we ask that you please place your order by using our secure online shop. Production times begin once orders are placed and/or a proof has been approved, if applicable.

Custom Designs:
After placing your custom design request, we typically provide an initial proof within 5 business days (or less!)
If you would like to view a digital proof prior to beginning production, be sure to check the box before adding the item to your cart. Proofs will be sent via our secure online proof portal (proofs@theessentialmkt.com) within 1-2 business days. Please note, this adds to the turnaround times below.

Estimated Production Times during COVID-19: 

cups, napkins, koozies ships in 10 business days
letterpress & foil stamped printing
(gift tags, stationery, invitations, birth announcements)
ships in approximately 1 month
flat printing
ships in approximately 1 month
raised ink & embossed printing
ships in 10 business days
return address stamps ships in 10 business days
notepads ships in 7 business days
playing cards ships in 10 business days
Rush production options are available on almost all items for an additional fee. If you do not request a proof, your order will automatically begin production. If you have a specific delivery date, please include that with your order notes so we can be sure the appropriate rush options are chosen, if necessary.
Please note the production times do not include shipping. Standard shipping is $10, with upgrade options available for selection at checkout. Delivery in Texas will typically be within 1-3 business days, but we are seeing FedEx and UPS delays at this time. 
Thank you for supporting our small biz during this time! We hope you are staying happy and healthy. Please reach out with any questions, we'd love to chat! XO