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Christmas Postal Dates 2020
DON'T MISS THE CHRISTMAS RUSH!
As Christmas retail sales are set to BOOM this year, with more and more customers ordering items online and in store. Make sure to get your products into stock in plenty time before the Christmas postal rush.
Retail stores of all kinds have already being stocking up on warm winter clothing, from cozy PJ's to novelty socks.
So with the festive season 'creeping' up on us, we wouldn't want any of your customers to miss out on securing any of our STAND OUT merchandise!
With that in mind, we've listed below the last dates we can receive your orders, to ensure our team can process and ship any goods out to you in time for Christmas.
Courier Services *not guaranteed
|Last Order Dates for ‘IN STOCK’ Products|
|DELIVERY BY STANDARD UPS/DPD to:||RECOMMENDED LAST ORDERING DATE||LAST SHIPMENT DATE|
|Bulgaria, Greece||4th December||
|Allow 7 - 9 days for delivery|
Canary Islands, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Romania
|9th December||14th December||Allow 6 days for delivery|
|Estonia, Finland, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine||10th December||15th December||Allow 5 days for delivery|
|Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Spain||11th December||16th December||Allow 4 days for delivery|
|Austria, Denmark, Switzerland||14th December||17th December||Allow 3 days for delivery|
|Belgium, Channel Islands, France, Germany, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Rep of Ireland, Northern Ireland||15th December||18th December||Allow 2 days for delivery|
|United Kingdom||16th December||21st December||Allow 1 day for delivery|
PLEASE NOTE: These dates do not apply if the delivery address is listed as a remote / extended area, according to the UPS website.
If you're unsure if your delivery address is classed as a remote / extended area, you can check by viewing the 'Extended Area Surcharge' page over on the UPS website.
|DELIVERY BY ROYAL MAIL INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY to:||RECOMMENDED LAST ORDERING DATE||LAST POSTING DATE|
|Africa, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Central & South America, New Zealand||1st October||5th October|
|Far & Middle East, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa||7th October||12th October|
|Canada,Cyprus, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Turkey, Eastern Europe & USA||28th October||2nd November|
|Austria, Belgium,Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland||13th November||16th November|
|INTERNATIONAL HM FORCES MAIL (BFPO)||LAST ORDERING DATE||LAST POSTING DATE|
|Operational BFPO's||25th November||30th November|
|Static BFPO's||2nd December||7th December|
|UK INLAND MAIL||LAST ORDERING DATE||LAST POSTING DATE|
|2nd Class||15th December||18th December|
|1st Class & 48 Tracked||16th December||21st December|
|24 Tracked||17th December||22nd December|
Please contact our customer support team for any further queries and questions you may have on +44 (0)1278 423600, or alternatively you can email us at: email@example.com We will work with you, to ensure your customers get their Christmas gifts when they need them.
Published by Leon Shaw on 20th October 2020
Send Out to Help Out
We are proud to announce, that we've just donated £3000 worth of complimentary retail stock to Twycross Zoo.
This has enabled Twycross Zoo to ‘get back on their feet’, with a complete selection of Protect merchandise, to stock within their newly reopened gift shop. Helping to raise funds for the Zoo and their animals, during these difficult times.
Andy & Eve (retail team staff of Twycross Zoo) said, “We want to send a special thanks to Something Different Limited, for sending us £3000 of free retail stock, to help our conservation charity survive. In just one week, we have already sold £521.77 worth of products, which has all gone towards protecting our 57-year-old Zoo’s future.”
Donations of stock is a great way to help fellow suppliers and business, who are battling financially due to COVID-19. Alfred van Pelt (Managing Director of Something Different) added “We decided to help Twycross, as one of the many Zoos who are struggling financially in the current climate. Fellow suppliers, please try and do your bit too. None of us can help each Zoo on our own, but if everyone works together, we can help every Zoo.”
Having been open for most of the general lockdown period, we have been working hard to fulfil the needs of retailers, by helping to kit out visitor attractions and stores with merchandise.
In order to help shops re-establish themselves and replenish their stock, we have also been running special offers across a large selection of our products, as well as elping to encourage the use of face coverings with a wide variety of face masks carried, and not forgetting sending out some very generous donations too along the way.
If you would like to learn more about the Protect endangered species collection, check out out the brand page for further details.
To find out more about the benefits for your store, register with us for a trade account today (if you haven't already done so!). Once up and running, you'll be able to get access to a fantastic range of products, as well as some amazing special offers, with up to 70% OFF the standard wholesale price.
Published by Leon Shaw on 1st September 2020
Website Undergoing Redesign
We are currently in the process of revamping our site, in order to enhance your online shopping experience!
If you're experiencing problems with the site during this time, or are having difficulties finding particular products and ranges, please speak with our admin team on: +44(0)1278 423600. Alternatively, you can also send our customer services team an email: firstname.lastname@example.org They will do their very best to help you with your needs.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused, whilst we make these improvements. Please bear with us whilst these changes are made, in order to improve the website navigation and more.
Stay tuned for a new look, fresh styles and an improved product selection.
Published by Leon Shaw on 10th August 2020
NEW Good Mood Products
We have just added lots of colourful and cheerful Good Mood products to our site, including Loose Boxer’s, Fitted Trunks, T-shirts, Leggings, Over-the-knee Socks, Sport Socks, Women’s Briefs and much more!
Be sure to check out all the latest drop of regular socks (well, odd socks really!), as a whole host of NEW designs have just been added. None of these designs are featured in the current Good Mood catalogue, so it really is worth looking through, to see what is new!
As we also mentioned briefly above, Good Mood have also branched out their range, so it’s no longer just about the underwear or socks, you know. The arrival of leggings and fitted shorts brings a great collection of activewear to the range. As well as officially licensed Warner Bros. t-shirts, so one can have the matching outfit, complete with ‘undies.
Find something suitable for your store today!
Published by Leon Shaw on 30th June 2020
We're Here to Help YOU!
During these uncertain times, we would just like to let you know, that we are here and open to support your business as much as possible.
The whole SOMDIFF team sends our love and well wishes to you all, and sure hope everyone is keeping safe and well.
Find out just some of the things we're doing below, to help support your business through these difficult times.
No Minimum Order
We are proud to say that we have managed to keep sending out orders, while adhering to the health and safety precautions.
We have achieved this by having limited staffing levels in the warehouse and office staff working from home. As well as keeping to the 2m 'safe distance' rule, using gloves to pick orders, wearing face masks and washing hands at regular intervals. This has allowed us to be able to support you and keep delivering our services.
Take a look at our COVID-19 FAQ page to find out more on this topic, or simply drop us an email for any questions or support.
Free Shipping Options*
We offer many benefits for retailers when you shop with us, including free shipping* and even £50/€50 OFF your first order (for new customers only).
More information on delivery methods and other frequently asked questions, can be found on our main FAQ page.
*Free shipping options when spending over £150/200€.
We can also dropship items to any of your customers. Meaning you don’t actually have to purchase stock or store it! We simply fulfil the order you’ve taken, by shipping the item/s directly to the customer on your behalf.
If you would like to find out more about this service, please do not hesitate to get in contact with our admin team - Just 'pop' them an email to email@example.com. They can supply you with more details, along with the terms and conditions of this service.
We have still been receiving deliveries from all your favourite brands, which includes not only some NEW Products, but also some exciting new brands and ranges such as The Mountain Base, face coverings from The Mountain and even new product types from Good Mood.
Be sure to check out our New Products section to see what stock you can get for your store.
50% OFF Special Offers**
We understand that this must be a difficult period for all of our customers, as we all adjust to life during the current rules and restrictions.
That's why we've just added even more products to our Special Offers section, so you can benefit from 50% OFF some of your favourite STAND OUT merchandise!
We are pretty certain that you'll manage to find something to fit your store, which will help you stock up and get back on 'your feet'.
Start browsing the Special Offers section below!
** Special offers for a limited time only. While stocks last. No voucher code required. Discount has already been applied to products within the special offers section.
Keeping you Posted
We will do our utmost over the coming weeks, to keep you informed of any notable changes on the current situation. We recommend subscribing to our newsletters (if you are not already registered of course!), to receive any updates.
We would also like to take this opportunity to reassure you once again, that we are taking all the necessary steps to minimise any potential risk to our staff and customers during this outbreak.
Most importantly... take care & stay alert.
Best wishes, The SOMETHING DIFFERENT Team!
Stay Safe. Stay Stylish. NEW Face Coverings
Face masks will soon become part of everyday life here in the UK, as well as many other places throughout Europe, to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Face coverings can be worn in open areas such as shops and public transport to minimise the spread of coronavirus by airborne transmission. This has led to an increased demand in people searching for masks online, as well as businesses needing to supply their staff and customers (where applicable) with the required health & safety materials.
The requirement of face masks within public spaces, has now actually been recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) since the beginning of April, as the COVID-19 virus started to spread around the globe.
While for instance, the CDC recommends we wear masks, everyone is actually advised not to buy surgical masks or PPE respirator masks, as those are needed desperately by health care professionals and in short supply. Therefore, it is recommended to wear other masks such as those made from clothes or other material, and this is where The Mountain has come in!
The Mountain has made face coverings from 100% cotton, which can be used to provide standard protection or even used over the top of another mask for a fashionable look.
These face coverings feature slits on both sides of the mask, to hook over the ears for a secure and comfortable fit.
With more than 40 designs to choose from, you can find many of your favourite Big Face™ animal designs, like Chimpanzee, Giraffe, and Sloth to name but a few. Go and check out the complete face coverings collection for yourself to find something suitable for your shop!
Coronavirus (COVID-19) - FAQ's
Dear SomDiff Customers,
Here at Something Different, we are also concerned about the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the effect it’s had on everyone’s lives. With that being said, the entire SomDiff team is doing everything we can to ensure that you continue to receive the same high-quality service you’re used to, over the next few weeks.
In light of the current situation and in addition to the wellbeing of our staff and customers, we have put employee safety as a top priority. We are doing this by taking extensive protective measures in our warehouse to help keep out any viruses. In addition to this, we have also advised all our office staff to work from home where possible, minimizing the number of employees at our premises at a given time. We are also working extremely hard to ensure that any orders reach you safely and securely.
Are you currently open?
Yes, we are currently open to fulfil the needs of our wholesale customers. However, we are operating with a minimal warehousing team.
Can I make enquiries about my order?
Yes, our admin staff are currently working from home to help you with any questions you may have via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Our phone lines remain closed at this time.
What procedures have you put in place?
We have informed all of our staff to take the necessary precautions when in our warehouse and at home. This involves keeping the 2m 'safe distance rule, using gloves to pick orders, wearing face masks and washing their hands at regular intervals.
Can I still open a new account on the website?
Yes. However, there might be a slight delay in this process. Please bear with us during this time.
Can you hold orders until our shop reopens?
Yes, please let us know if you would like us to deliver your goods at a later date, and we can then arrange delivery for a time that suits you.
When will you bring back 'promotional discounts'?
'Promotional Discounts' will be resumed once we are operating again as 'normal'. In the meantime, please check out our Special Offers section for up to 50% OFF all your favourite STAND OUT merchandise!
Will the current situation affect my delivery?
Due to operating with a minimal team, we currently have a backlog of orders. Also, there may be a delay in receiving your goods due to increased levels within the courier network. Therefore, please allow an additional 2-3 days for delivery.
Are all products still available?
We have very good levels of stock of all products.
Can I contract the virus from packages?
It is extremely unlikely that you will contract COVID-19 through parcels. Research (according to the World Health Organization - WHO) suggests that coronavirus can only survive on surfaces for a short period of time. The risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus through a delivery which has travelled long distances and been exposed to other elements and temperatures is also very low. You can be rest assured, that our staff are also taking necessary precautions when handling your goods such as wearing gloves and face masks. However. if you are still unsure, we recommend you to wash your hands (for at least 20 seconds) or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer after dealing with your delivery.
Introducing, The Mountain Base
Quite simply... The Mountain Base® brings you a collection of your favourite artwear from The Mountain®, and puts it on a plain t-shirt.
Featuring the same quality designs as the Mountain's premium collection, to bring you an affordable, unique and fun range to add to your offering.
These t-shirts are printed on Gildan Heavy 100% soft cotton and are screen printed right here in the UK, with designs including popular favourites such as 'Big Face Baby Orangutan', 'Climbing Chameleon', 'DJ Jahman', 'Peace Out Gecko' and lots more!
Themed Underwear & Odd Socks
Let's spread the Good Mood with our selection of odd socks and themed underwear.
Offering you an exciting and unique range to add your collection. Check out the Good Mood collection page to see all the brand benefits for retailers.
Make sure to also take a look at the latest catalogue, to see all the brand new products and designs, including Men's Trunks, Women's Briefs and more. As well as officially licensed Warner Bros. designs such as Harry Potter and Looney Tunes. You might even want to 'jump straight into' all the new Boxers & Briefs from Good Mood?
With a name inspired by happiness and designs inspired by things we love, Good Mood is a brand built to bring joy and laughter to everyday life all over the world.
Bringing you a collection of high quality socks and under garments, which are a treat to wear and joy for the eyes.
Unique. Individual. High Quality. Natural Materials. Never ending joy.
'Classic Blue' announced as 2020 'Color of the Year'!
We hope you’re enjoying our new website since it launched last year? And are also finding it to be a much better tool to help find all the STAND OUT merchandise for your store?
If you’re still getting to grips with some aspects, don’t worry. You can always take a look at the following video, to act as a refresher of all the new features and layout of our website. CLICK HERE
We know you may have become familiarized with our old ‘archaic’ site with its purple hues and tones. However, we felt it was time for change with a rebrand too, reflecting who we are as a business, and it’s almost as if we predicted the future!
Pantone have announced that “Classic Blue” (Pantone 19-4052) as the 'Color of the year' for 2020. Giving a reliable, committed, tranquil and trustworthy association with this colour, we hope that this resonates with our customers as to what we set out to achieve as a business… not only for this year, but for many more years to come.
If there’s anything else you're still unsure about, please feel free to ask us any questions about our updated website. Our customer services team will be more than happy to point you in thr righ direction. Just drop them an email with your question.
Source: Pantone – Color of the year 2020
What's new on somdiff.com?
We’ve put a little video together... to provide you with all the main benefits of our new website, so you can get the most out of using it!
You’ll find this video useful, whether you’ve just visited our updated website for the first time, or are not aware of all the improved features which have been added.
So you might now be asking “what are the key new points?” Well, without telling you all of them (so we don’t spoil the video!). Here are some of the main new features:
- Improved menu system to find products much easier.
- Updated 'My Account' & 'Trade Area' sections to track and amend details.
- New brand pages to find out about all of our incredible ranges.
- Ability to view current stock of products with estimated delivery dates. (where applicable)
- Use filters on the search function to find that perfect item.
Find out more within the video and be sure to check it out for yourself... just click that PLAY button below!