Thank you again to everyone who joined, boosted, upgraded, or maintained your membership during this year’s MaxFunDrive! Because of your ongoing support, staff and MaxFun shows will be able to plan for the year knowing we’ll have consistent contributions coming in. We really appreciate it! This update is partially to thank you again, but mostly to let new and upgrading members know that we’ve sent the MaxFunDrive thank-you gifts and patches to production!
If you’re interested in the whole process, read on! If you just want the highlights, head on down to the section after the line.
As you probably know, we wait until after the MaxFunDrive and the patch sale are over in order to figure out the exact quantity of items to order. Once we have those numbers, we place the orders with the manufacturers. Some components of our gifts can just be purchased, but nearly all of them are specially made-to-order. Depending on the gift, it can take quite a bit of time for the items to be made, but we think it’s worth the wait to have a super-cool, custom gift–like this year’s Inspiration Deck and our patches!
After the gifts have been produced, they get shipped to our fulfillment center. There, they all get packed up according to what each recipient is getting and what patch they asked for. Then they are labelled and shipped out all across the world.
The patches from the charity sale go through a separate, but similar, process at a different fulfillment center. So, it’s going to take a bit of time to get your gift and your patches and gifts ship separately than purchased patches!
We estimate that gifts will begin shipping in early to mid-August
Gifts get rolled out over time from our fulfillment center in California, so some folks will get theirs earlier than others depending on where they are in the shipment timeline and where they live.
Purchased patches ship separately
Purchased patches will run on a similar timeline, but will be shipping separately from gifts out of a different fulfillment center in Massachusetts. You will most likely receive your purchased patches before your gift shipment.
Next step: Updating your address if needed
Once our gifts are manufactured (probably around late July), we’ll send you another email where you can double-check your address and update it if you need to. You can always check and update your information by going to maximumfun.org/manage and following the instructions there.
Last step: Getting tracking numbers This update is partially to thank you again, but mostly to let new and upgrading members know that we’ve sent the MaxFunDrive thank-you gifts and patches to production!
Once shipping begins, you’ll receive two separate emails with tracking numbers: one for your purchased patch order, and one for your gift shipment (if you purchased patches, that is. If not, you’ll just the one for your gift).
That’s it for now! If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help!