In our continuing effort to keep you updated on new developments, here’s the latest…
Our state is still on a promising trajectory, and some industries are slowly opening up more and more. One of those is manufacturing, including our cellular shade production facility!
We’re still limited as to the number of people allowed in the building at any one time, and of course, we’re carefully following all CDC safety guidelines. As a result – and also due to the phenomenal response to our 50% OFF SALE (thank you!!!) – it remains somewhat difficult to determine precise production times for new orders. Our best guess? Orders placed today will ship in approximately 4 weeks. However, as restrictions continue to be relaxed, this could certainly change for the better!
As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions, concerns, install snafus, cute photos of your kiddos and pets, a new recipe you have to share..and again, thank you so very much for your patience and for the tremendous support we’ve received!
We’re building shades again! Our beautiful state of Vermont seems to be past the worst of the pandemic, and some businesses are being allowed to resume operations while still following CDC guidelines for safety.
What that means for us is, we can have a limited number of people in the building at any one time producing and shipping new shades.
Yay! We’re going to make the most of this, with multiple shifts and smart planning, and it should allow us to catch up on orders within a matter of weeks.
As we adjust to this new way of doing things, we should quickly get a feel for more specific time frames for each order, and we’ll provide additional updates as this occurs.
Once again, THANK YOU SO MUCH for the amazing support we’ve received throughout this unusual period. We’re thrilled to be one step closer to delivering beautiful new shades to our faithful ‘shady’ friends!
As promised in my last note, I am reaching out because there has been a new development in our situation. On Friday, we received the GREAT news that Vermont’s numbers for Covid-19 cases are tracking better than predicted in the best case scenario! This is largely credited to our state’s “Stay Home – Stay Safe” policies. In order to continue the trend and beat this thing completely, our Governor has decided to extend the order through 5/15, at which time we expect to be running full speed getting shades built and out the door to you!
I understand that this extension can be frustrating for some of you. And believe me, all I want is to get my team back to work just as quickly as it’s safe to do so! I truly appreciate the outpouring of support we have received from clients like you.
The fact that you show such caring for this small Vermont manufacturer and are willing to work with us through this uncertainty makes me confident that all of us will make it through this… together!
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns. I am here for you.
When you purchase shades from cellularwindowshades.com, you become a part of our ‘shady’ family. We’ll check in on ya, see how the shades are performing, ask about the weather and perhaps share our favorite seasonally-appropriate recipe.
When we did our friendly outreach, we got a surprise.
Check out this response!
Thanks so much for checking in. The shades are perfect! Everyone that has visited comments on the shades. My mother is looking to purchase your shades for their church fellowship hall. She is working to get the approval of the building committee. I would love to get some color samples for her. She is looking for cream/beige in blackout. They often show films in the fellowship hall.
Thank you again. Keep up the good work! We are proud to have shades made in the USA!
Well, if that doesn’t just warm your heart.
So colors/fabrics were selected, samples were sent.
THANK goodness! Because we found out how much the church truly needed our shades!
“Great, thank you kindly! They literally have feed sacks and cardboard taped to the 2 windows.” -Robyn
WHAT?! FEED SACKS AND CARDBOARD TAPED TO THE WINDOWS!!?? So, in a couple days, samples were received. The color “Almond” in our double cell blackout fabric was selected. A nice warm, neutral that worked with the church’s interior. And shades were sent to our craftsmen.
The windows are TALL! And they needed our shades ASAP!
Thank you and your team for helping with our church window shades! They are perfect for the fellowship hall. They look great pulled up for an event or down for movie night. We appreciate your product and being able to count on quality, looks and timing!! Wonderful job!!
Thank you, Robyn
Our shades will not only help with movie night, but they will reduce the church’s energy usage, lower their bills and provide privacy! YIPPIE!
See how well our fabric coordinates with the church’s interior? It’s like they were MADE for each other. Oh wait, they were. *wink* Each shade is handmade in our facility here in Vermont.
Does your local community event space need our amazing shades?
First they took down their blinds, and opened their shipment, so everyone can see how well they are packed.
“You guys even packed them according to size. I didn’t expect that, but much appreciated.”
Being in the industry, we know shade lingo like the back of our hand. That being said, it might not be so clear to the ‘average’ Gregs out there. But he reassured us “Your instructions are clear. Made sense to me.”
His wife even shot short videos for us! (Jo told us that the AC runs all-year round, actually. “It’s Florida, it’s always HOT!” )
Greg chose to mount his blackout shades on the outside of his window sills.
WOO HOO! Greg likes our screws.
They are nice and long, and super durable, if we do say so ourselves.
GOOD tip, Greg!
You don’t want to tighten the screws TOO much.
Second bracket is in place, now to install the shade!
“Hey it even looks like a ‘P’. I bet that’s how it got it’s name.“
If you’re wondering, yes, Greg is in sales. I think we should hire him!
Great job, Greg!
Another awesome tip, Greg!
Our blackout fabric, in particular does have a “GREAT” fabric memory. So, as he shows in this clip, just give it a little tug.
His eyebrows say it all, don’t they?! HAHA!
He saved the largest shade for last, in their bay window.
We cannot thank our awesome customers enough for taking the time to show others how our shades are installed. You ROCK!!!
“We can already FEEL the difference with the shades lowered. We’re not baking!”, said Jo.
So… are you ready to be the next Greg (well, except for the whole being filmed part)? Great! All you need to do to get started is hop on over to CWS and order yourself some new shades!“
Springtime is almost here, and with the daffodils and robins also comes open windows and a spring cleaning frenzy to breathe new life into our closed up homes. Make sure your window shades are looking bright and fresh to match. All of our fabric is naturally anti-static and dust repellent, so you may never actually need to clean them. But if you do, here are our simple steps to clean Symphony brand honeycomb shades: (more…)
One of our customers, Keith, from Firehouse Gallery & Pottery in Texas, made us this amazing ceramic vase with our Logo! We aren’t sure what we will use it for, but Erin and Emily in Web, along with others in the building are admiring his amazing talent! In a digital era, we truly value the interpersonal connection we get with our customers, and receiving this made our week!
From all of us at CellularWindowShades.com, have a great rest of summer, and check our our insulating shades for the cooler months!
At CellularWindowShades.com, we want to provide our customers with a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. We want your home to glow with your new shades; we want you to be proud of all of your window treatments for years to come.
To help aid you in your search for new window treatments, we proudly provide free samples. Ordering free sample swatches is simple and easy to do on our site. All you need to do is check out our samples page, browse through the different options then click add it to your cart and check out. After you’ve ordered your swatches from us, they should appear in your mail in as little as 6-7 business days.
They recommend that parents use only cordless shades in homes with younger children. The CPSC has noted that window treatments and coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in homes in America. Toddlers and infants have died from accidental strangulation due to window cords. A large portion of these deaths have resulted from older products that never had the appropriate safety devices. (more…)