As a user of our D2D Print service, we wanted to inform you of the potential for delays for print on demand services that may arise in the coming months.
Our print partner has informed us that they are preparing for disruptions to various aspects of the print industry, including labor and supply shortages, as well as transportation issues.
Manufacturing supply shortages and labor shortages for the transport of goods are all factors that impact print on demand as an industry and these are unfortunately outside of the control of our print partner.
Our print partner is implementing steps to reduce the impact of these shortages, such as warehousing materials and working closely with their shipping partners.
We wanted to offer a couple of recommendations to help you prepare and perhaps avoid delays with your D2D Print books:
Order early—If you will need printed books for an event or any other reason, place your orders as early as possible to allow for enough time to fulfill the order even if supplies are delayed.
List early—If you have any current or future books you will want to be available during the holiday season, we encourage you to get them loaded into our print program so they are available for sale or as a preorder. With the rush we are anticipating in the later months of the year it is likely processing the books and getting them into the system will take longer than usual.
While printing and shipping delays are a nuisance, we and our print partners are exploring every way possible to reduce the impact. We appreciate your patience as we work through this.
We will keep you updated on any developments.
The Draft2Digital Team