A Very SPECIAL Sale

Let’s Make a Difference

We’ve ALL been challenged this year… in ways we probably never imagined! Here at CellularWindowShades.com, we’ve faced obstacles – both professional and personal – of seemingly every kind. We know how lucky we are, though. We’ve survived… in many ways, we’ve even come through this stronger than ever.

Not everyone is so fortunate. Many are struggling, and we want to help. Through the end of the year, not only are we offering you, our beloved customers, 40% off your purchase of beautiful new cellular shades, but we’re also donating a portion of each sale to COTS (Committee on Temporary Shelter).

If you’ve been thinking about dressing up those windows in fabulous style and ultimate warmth, why not now? Together, we CAN make a difference!


So… About Those “Obstacles”…

No doubt about it, things are not “normal” right now. I think we can all agree on that! In our world, supply chains are slowed, shipping times are less predictable, safety procedures affect all aspects of shade building, and frankly, our staff needs a little time to spend with family and to gear up for what we expect to be a gangbusters 2021.

In our continuing tradition of total transparency, we want you to know upfront that new orders are not expected to ship until late January or early February. We know, we know… that’s not exactly ideal for some of you, and we would put this topsy-turvy world right back on it’s proper axis for you if we could! But right now, we have to ask… can you spare a little extra patience? We sure do appreciate it, and we promise to build you amazing, durable, handcrafted shades that will be worth the wait!


2020 Winter Holiday Hours

It’s Been QUITE a Year!

To say this year has been challenging – for everyone – would be a huge understatement. For our part, we’ve worked tirelessly to overcome all obstacles and deliver the same outstanding level of service you’ve come to expect from our small Vermont company.

We’d like to finish this crazy year with a flourish, allow our hard-working staff to recharge, and hit the ground running in 2021 with even greater effort and purpose. We want to blow your socks off! With that in mind, we’re giving our employees a little extra time off this holiday season. In the end, we all benefit!


Holiday Closures

  • November 25: Closing at noon Eastern Time
  • November 26-27: Closed
  • December 24 – January 1: Closed

But… But… What If I Need You?

Don’t worry… like Santa and his elves, we’ve always got our eye on things, even when you can’t ‘see’ us! Are you ready to order, so you’ll be first in the queue? Go right ahead! Orders will go through as always. Got an urgent question? We’ll be checking in periodically, so you aren’t left hanging. You are the reason we do what we do, and we’ve got your back!

50% OFF??? That’s Right!

We’ve Only Done This ONCE Before!

Don’t get us wrong… we’d LOVE to offer our gorgeous, handcrafted shades at half-price ALL THE TIME. Alas, that’s just not possible. In fact, the only time we’ve dared to do so was during “The Period That Shall Not Be Named”, when we had to temporarily halt production this past April and May. After all, we asked you to be remarkably patient, and we wanted to reward you for your loyalty and understanding.


So Why Bring the Sale Back Now?

Well, of course we want to give you a great Black Friday / Cyber Monday deal. That goes without saying! Yet we’re going above and beyond because, again, we need to ask you for just a wee bit of patience. We are open, fully staffed, and building shades better and faster than ever. However, other parts of this crazy world – in this most unusual of years – are once again slightly off kilter.

Some of our supplies are arriving more slowly than normal. Shipping times are a tad more unpredictable. We pride ourselves on being completely upfront and transparent, and we can’t currently guarantee order completion dates any earlier than mid-to-late January. But if you have some flexibility on your delivery date, we’ve soooo got your deal, and we’d be delighted if you’d take advantage of the best prices we’ve ever offered!


6 Mistakes to Avoid with Your Home Office

Look, we’ve ALL been cooped up at one point or another during this pandemic. We have cleaned, organized. We’ve mastered sourdough and finally wrangled all those dust rhinos (mine weren’t cute little bunnies!) from under every piece of furniture.

And as you sit back to enjoy your accomplishments, your eyes gaze out your windows…UGH. Mis-matched drapery, ill-fitting miniblinds you bought to make do, hand-me-downs that were in the house when you bought 15 years ago, or even worse… nothing. Nada. Just heat-sucking, glare-producing sheets of glass! EEEK!

‘MAKE DO’, NO LONGER!


BUT wait, before you RUSH into buying new shades for your home, let us share the top 6 mistakes to avoid when ordering your window treatments online.

  • GET FABRIC SAMPLES. You’re excited. You’ve made the decision to invest in your home, your comfort, your privacy. YAY! Good for you! Now, take a deeeeep breath and order fabric samples FIRST. Our samples are complimentary. Yes, ordering them, delays the gratification of checking off your ‘to do’ list, but it is SUCH a crucial step. Your phone or computer screen can totally misrepresent the colors. Truth. Light is different in your home, and it has the power to transform colors. So order fabric swatches. They’re FREE. This way you won’t be disappointed that your brandy new shades look ‘too something’.
  • THINK FUNCTION. We gotta break the news to you…LOOKS are important, but not more important than function.  Yes, of course you want them to look fabulous, and they will. Shading dramatically changes the look of your room. But do not pick a shade solely because you like the way it looks. The shade has to WORK for your lifestyle: your new WFH style. Do you have a TON of heat coming into your East-facing windows in the morning? Does the glare make looking at your computer monitor excruciating? Top Down/Bottom up Shades can provide total window coverage or just a smidge, depending on your need. Does your older home have drafts that freeze you to the bone? Our Energy Saving Sidetracks will seal those dastardly drafts! And if you don’t know what kinda shade or fabric will work best for your particular window situ, our shady gurus are here to guide you!
  • MEASURING FOR SUCCESS. We’ve all heard that adage, “measure twice, cut once.” Well, we say, “Measuring Correctly with our AWESOME instructions” Each shade we handcraft is made to precisely fit each window. And no two windows are the same. Like snowflakes. Never assume they are. It is a dangerous road. When windows aren’t measured properly, it can lead to HUGE light gaps, letting in blinding Sun that you wanted to eliminate in the first place! Now don’t fret. We have super duper helpful videos. We have worksheets. We have step-by-step instructions and if that’s not enough, we’ll connect with you via Facetime (or the like) and walk you through it. We got you. Cross our shady hearts.
Just ask this Pupper, mounting can be TRICKY!
  • WHERE OH WHERE TO MOUNT? While we’re on the topic of measuring, have you heard about the differences between inside mounting and outside mounting your shades? Whaaaaaa? You haven’t?! Oh my, ok so…. there are two ways to install your shade. Outside (on top of the window frame) is ideal for ultimate light blocking, and for wonky windows (ya know the ones that look more like a trapezoid or parallelogram). Outside mounting also covers those *clears throat* less attractive frames. Inside mounting is the most common. Snug as bug in…ahh window? Yep. You should also consider the depth of your window frame. Is it enough to accommodate all of our insulating powers?! And if not, will you be ok with a tiny under-hanging?
  • WHAT’S YOUR M.O.? OMG, so you’ve decided what kinda shade you want. You’ve ordered samples and picked the most perfect color for each room. You’ve measured and re-measure…and it’s time to ORDER! HOLD it, right there, buckaroo. Have you explored all the fantastical shading options? Our ‘standard’ shade is awesome and meets the needs of a lot of homeowners. But there is SO much more to explore. We have cordless shades, ideal for a home with small children or pets. Cordless shades are sleek, but don’t necessarily work for every window. We know of one customer whose husband is 6’5. He sweetly ordered Top Down/Bottom Up shades for his wife’s home office. She’s 5’4. She couldn’t use the Top Down feature without breaking out the step stool. NOT convenient for everyday use. He called us back and purchased an extension pole, and now ALL are happy! There are a LOT of different operating systems(even motorized). You can choose what side you want the cord to be. How much insulation do your windows need? Our double-cell fabric is ideal for saving energy on your heating/cooling. And then there are our Energy-Saving Sidetracks. They aren’t for every window, or every home. But when they are needed, they are TRULY life-altering.
  • DON’T FORGET PROTECTION. Now, what happens if, perish the thought, something happens to your brand spanking new shade? Animals & kiddos, wild disco painting parties happen. Life happens. We’re human too. We totally get it. Step 1. DON’T PANIC. You simply gotta do business with a company that understands all of this. We have an AWESOME warranty. And our shades last for decades. No, we’re not overstating. Our shades last for 1, 2 sometimes 3 decades. They’re THAT good. So, that’s something super duper important when ordering your shading online. ANYONE can sell you something, but not everyone supports what they sell. Once you order with us, you become a part of our shady family.
  • HOME OFFICE FUEL. What are we talking about? That magical, warm, rich, *slightly addictive*, comforting, some would go as far as saying their ‘dark lord’….COFFEE! Personally? I quit coffee for 2 years. Nope, didn’t even substitute tea or any other caffeinated products to offset. And I gotta tell ya, my life was empty. I missed my buddy, coffee. Whatever trips your trigger, make sure to enjoy your beverage of choice at your home office. Because there you can make it EXACTLY the way you love it, and not have the barista butcher your name.

Email us: service@cellularwindowshades.com

CONTINUING TO MAKE PROGRESS!

Woohoo! We’re back to full production capacity, while carefully following all CDC safety guidelines, of course. As a result, we’re furiously working away at the backlog of orders placed while we were unable to operate (thank you so much for your faith and your patience!!!).

It remains somewhat difficult to determine precise production times for new orders. Our current estimate? Orders placed today will ship in approximately 3 weeks. And we’ve added new staff and taken other measures to try to reduce our turnaround times even further!

As always, please continue to reach out with any questions. And again, thank you so very much for the tremendous support we’ve received!

What’s that ol’ saying?

“All Good Things Must Come to End?”


Well, that time is now, our shady friends. We’ve NEVER offered this kinda discount before. EVER!  Our 50% sale was a temporary response to the global pandemic, and it’s not something we can sustain under “normal” operating conditions.

Alas, the sale must come to an end on Sunday 5/31.

The good news? We’re back in full production mode, which is VERY exciting! It was our great pleasure to do what we could to help, and to honor your patience and loyalty to our small Vermont business. Truly!

Thank YOU, our amazing CellularWindowShades.com family! It might sound trite, but we ARE all in this together.

Wait, what was that? You say you need more time?

If you know us at all, you know we want you to be thrilled with your purchase. We want it to be perfect for you. Do you need to order samples, so you can choose your ideal fabric color? Are you worried about rushing your window measurements? Pffft… relax!

Take your time and get things just right!

Simply shoot us an email and we’ll happily extend the 50% discount for you!

(OK, maybe not for months – but for any reasonable period. 🙂 )

Update from CWS President!

Hi Valued CellularWindowShades.com Family!

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.

Warmly,

Kelly

COVID-19 UPDATE 3/26/2020

Dear Cellular Window Shades Family,

The state of Vermont has recently issued a directive to temporarily close all non-essential businesses. We believe these closures will help get our nation back to normal more quickly, and so in our efforts to be a part of the solution are complying with the directive.

What this means is that our admin staff will be working from home and here to help as normal! We can answer questions, get you an estimate, and take orders. What we are not able to do at this time is guarantee a delivery date for your shades. However, we absolutely commit to above-average communication as we navigate these next few weeks. We will keep in touch to let you know the status of your order.

We’ll also post new announcements at our website as our status changes. In addition, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns – or to have company updates personally emailed to you. We would love to keep in touch and to know that you are safe and well during this unusual period. In all sincerity, we’d be happy just to chat if you’d like somebody to talk to!

Thank you for your patience and understanding, and for the outpouring of well-wishes our small Vermont company has already received. You are in our thoughts, and we hope for the very best for each of you as we all pull through this together!

Sincerely,

Your Friends at CellularWindowShades.com