Usually around this time of year (usually in our November newsletter) we let everyone know about our Christmas order deadlines and Christmas ordering information, you will have probably noticed this years been a little different though (we have banned the C word here) and annoyingly, we are unable to offer deadlines at the moment.
Quite simply, like every small business in the UK right now, we are a positive Covid test and/or a track & trace isolation away from being shut down for a week. As a result, we are unable to offer any kind of guaranteed deadlines for what we will be able to get manufactured and dispatched before we close for our Christmas break.
As always, we will do our very best to get as much dispatched as possible, right up to when we close on Friday 18th December - plus just to let you know, we reopen (after our Christmas break) on Monday 4th January 2021.
With regards to current lead times, we believe lead times (across our standard product ranges) are around 3 to 5 working weeks.
To let you know where we are up to, as of Friday 27th November 2020 we have manufactured all orders placed before Monday 2nd November, so current lead times (for orders we will be working on this week) are 4 to 5 working weeks.
Plus, the first available start dates for bespoke projects are currently around the end of March 2021. Please contact us ASAP with regards to your spring retrims, we obviously don’t want anyone to miss out this winter/spring, especially if you are looking to have your interior retrimmed before the start of next years show season (I’m sure following last seasons cancelled show season, everyone is starting to get very excited about the prospect of shows in summer 2021).
Finally, may we also take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas.
Have a great day.
Andy & the Optimise Automotive team