PLEASE THINK OF ISSUES AND NOT DAYS OR WEEKS, WE SEND IN THE ORDERS WEEKLY BUT IT TAKES THE PUBLISHERS 2 OR 3 ISSUES TO START NEW MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTIONS, 6 TO 8 ISSUES FOR WEEKLYS AND FOR THE NEW EXPIRATION DATES TO BE REFLECTED ON MAILING LABELS.As an example, if an order is placed in January the first issue would be received in April.
Please do not email us until the end of the third month as we cannot get an answer from the fulfillment house until then. For example, if you order in March the end of the third month would be the end of June. It's really a little more complicated because if you order the 4th week of the month we send the order to the clearing house the first week of the next month.
Most have a customer service 800 number which is inside the magazine and also listed with the 800 operator, 800 555 1212. Please try these before you just dash off an email to us, we try to give you the lowest possible prices and it is becoming very difficult because of the volume of email.
Most of the hundreds of publishers use just a handful of "fulfillment houses," businesses that tabulate and process the millions of orders, and perform the actual sorting and mailing. That takes a lot of time. Additionally, most magazines are printed months in advance, and each printing is pre allocated only to the amount of subscribers at the actual time of printing. Thus, an order received in March might actually commence in June or July, as March's issues were already printed back in January. There is little difference in the processing time whether one orders directly through the publisher, or through an agency such as ours. This mandatory delay time makes it imperative that you submit renewals A.S.A.P!
Renewals should be ordered the 7th or 8th month of the subscription to be sure that no issues are missed.
Even if you have renewed with us you will receive many renewal notices from the publishers, they have found that many people forget and send them checks anyway.