News, Views, and Promotions

New Disney Tsum Tsum Products! August 16, 2016 08:24

We have several terrific new Disney Tsum Tsum products in and they're all scented! The Tsum Tsum keychains are big and work as great bag decor and the scratch and sniff stickers last for at least 250 scratches!


New Inventory for July 29, 2016 July 29, 2016 13:38

We have several terrific new items in-stock including the following:


15% off $10 or More! Summer Savings Extravaganza! June 07, 2016 07:43

We have a terrific summer offer! Use coupon code SUMMERFUN at checkout for 15% off all orders over $10! Promotion ends on 7/28.

PopCultureSpot.com SSL Upgrades! May 04, 2016 08:11

We're very pleased to announce as of today, May 4, 2016, our entire site is encrypted. When you visit our store, you'll see that all pages start with https instead of http as we have now encrypted all of your data beyond the checkout process. 

SSL certificates are an important step in safeguarding your data and preventing phishing attacks. We always advise to visit sites using https as it's one more important step in protecting your data from usernames to payment information. 


New Dog Bobble Heads In-Stock! April 27, 2016 10:24

Just arrived in-stock are the Black Labrador Dog Bobble Head Doll and Golden Retriever Dog Bobble Head Doll! These are 3" tall, wonderfully detailed, hand painted, and made of resin. 


Environmental Sustainability March 23, 2016 09:17

Since our inception, it's been extremely important for us to be environmentally responsible. Over the years, we've continued to refine and improve our methods, so we'd like to let you know some of things that we do!

  • Minimal Product Packaging 

    For our exclusively manufactured products, we choose to not have header cards and plastic packaging for the products. There isn't a need for header cards as they aren't being used on display racks and virtually all plastic wrap is non-recyclable. It's important for us to streamline the environmental impact of manufacturing process. We also push for suppliers to use minimally wasteful packaging and to ensure that the packaging components are fully recyclable. 

  • Shipping Packaging

    We've spent years testing and working to precisely package our products. Our shipments use packaging that are designed to be the most durable for the shipment process and uses space extremely wisely.

    Our shipping containers are all purchased locally and manufactured in our region. Only our packaging tape is not made locally, but is Made in the USA.

  • Office Recycling

    Whether we are in a business office or in our fulfillment facility, we sort all materials. Whether it is a strip that covers the seal on a padded mailer to cardboard from incoming shipments, every single item is separated and properly disposed of. We recycle nearly 80% of all office waste, which is something that we're incredibly proud of, but hope to even improve upon even more!

Minions, Minions, Minions! March 18, 2016 19:35

We're stocked up with a great selection of Minion products and they continue to be wildly popular! 

Check out our great Minion Department for stickers, decals, pins, and more!

 


New Products for March 1, 2016 March 01, 2016 08:10

The days are getting longer, the temperatures are climbing, and spring is on the way! Welcome to March! The following are new products in-stock and ready to ship here at the beginning of March:


Product Status for February 3, 2016 February 03, 2016 10:21

Brand new products that are currently in-stock as of today, February 3, 2016:

  • The Beatles Yellow Submarine Sticky Notes
  • Minions Maid Bumper Sticker Decal
  • Minions Rubber Ducky Bumper Sticker Decal

Products that have returned in-stock:

  • Monty Python Flying Circus Sticky Notes
  • BBC Doctor Who Sticky Notes
  • ELVIS Presley Sticky Notes
  • Sherlock Holmes Detective Pipe
  • White Cow Bobble Head Doll
  • Telescopic Cigarette Holder



 


2016 International Air Mail Rate Increases January 20, 2016 08:12

Effective January 19, 2016

Each January marks the time where the United States Postal Services revises their postage rates and this year is no different. In 2015, the USPS held rates steady as they had increased rates by 86% on average in the prior year and 2016 marks another substantial increase in International shipping rates as well as domestic. 

One of our core business principals is sending smiles around the world. Our office map of the world is loaded with customers from nearly every spot on the globe and we love hearing from our worldwide customers. We know that there are two phenomenom occurring: Increased rates and a strengthening of the U.S. Dollar against most currencies. At PopCultureSpot.com, we have done everything that we can do to mitigate the costs increases, so here's some of the details.

Up until this point, USPS Air Mail prices varied based upon every few ounces and that now varies by every half pound. Once you go from 15.9 ounces to one pound, the rates nearly double. Based on our customer ordering patterns, we're looking at an average increase of shipping cost of 28% per order. This applies to all countries other than Canada. For our friends in Canada, in three years, we have seen a doubling of rates. USPS rates to Canada and Mexico are lower than other all other International locations, but gaps are closing in. 

Here's our policy and what we're doing:

  • You're paying our cost. 
  • The shipping rate is for the cost of shipping and packaging.

It's really that simple. We're not marking up the cost, you're paying the cost of shipping from us, period. Please keep in mind that lightweight packages for items like stickers, pins, and costume props remain lower in price. 

Thank you for your continued business!

 


2016 Shipping Increases & Quality Matters January 14, 2016 08:29

As we near our 18th anniversary in business, the PopCultureSpot.com Team has seen shipping rates rise well above inflation year after year with no slowdown in sight. All three major carriers are increasing shipping charges that will generally increase rates by 12%-23% based upon delivery location, weight, and package size.

Outside of some major corporations that subsidize shipping with "free" or ultra-low rates, it just isn't reality for all the other businesses that constitute nearly all the mail-order merchants in the United States. We have done everything possible to mitigate shipping costs even switching to our extremely fair flat-rate shipping system. 

Here at PopCultureSpot.com, we're not a behemoth company with shareholders and the bottom line trumping all. We provide exciting and unique products with many of them being exclusively produced for us. The difference is that we are very keen on quality control. Do you ever notice that you might go to a certain store and they or their merchants have prices that way lower than elsewhere? We understand that your first inclination might be that it's awesome because the prices are so low. Many times, they are so low that the products are actually being sold below the cost that the business paid. But, things aren't always as they appear.

We've found that so many products are cheap knockoffs that fail. In our world of toys and novelties, we find that many competitors are using way thinner plastics or parts that are made to fail. It's one of our major differences, we seek out quality products, quality materials, and provide to you quality care.

As for the 2016 shipping rate increases, as of today, we're holding steady with out flat-rate shipping charge within the United States. Our average package shipping rate will be increasing 18%. We simply want to let you know how much we value your business and we're doing absolutely everything we can to mitigate the cost increase.

 We also invite you to view our first Vlog that directly addresses the issue of quality control and product standards.

 

 


Happy New Year! January 06, 2016 11:24

2016 is upon us and we'd like to wish you a Happy New Year! In 2015, we greatly expanded our sticker and prop lines of products and that will continue!

One of the most exciting announcements is that several products that we carry our being exclusively manufactured for PopCultureSpot.com, so we look forward to providing an even greater assortment of unique products and other products that are simply the best quality in the marketplace.

It's simple, we can't do this without you. Your continued business and support is so greatly appreciated. What started out as a small idea in 1998 and here we are closing in on two decades providing pop culture fun around the globe!


New Year's Overnight Shipping Deadline, 12/29 1 pm Eastern December 29, 2015 08:30

Our ordering deadline for New Year's Eve delivery for your New Year's party celebration is Wednesday, December 29th at 1 pm Eastern within the United States. Overnight delivery will reach metropolitan areas on December 30th and rural locations on December 31st.


Christmas Overnight Deadline 12/23 1 pm Eastern December 23, 2015 08:12

Overnight delivery for Christmas is available until 1 pm Eastern, today, December 23, 2015. This will ensure delivery within the continental United States for delivery on the 24th or 25th. 

Our office will be closing on Thursday, December 24th at Noon Eastern and will be closed Friday, December 25th. We will reopen for business on Monday, December 28th.

Thank you for your continued business and have a wonderful holiday celebration!


2015 Holiday Shipping Guide November 22, 2015 14:30

2015 Holiday Shipping Guide

[Updated November 22, 2015]

Please consult our Shipping Guide for our shipping pricing and delivery speed times. We strive to process and ship your order within one business day.

Below you'll find our shipping deadlines for Hanukkah and Christmas for our United States and International guests.

 

United States Shipping Deadlines

Christmas 2015 (Friday, December 25, 2015)

  • Standard Shipping Deadline
    Monday, December 21, 2015, 1 p.m. Eastern
  • Expedited Shipping Deadline
    Tuesday, December 21, 2014, 11 a.m. Eastern
  • Overnight Shipping Deadline
    Thursday, December 23, 2014, 1 p.m. Eastern (Metropolitan areas)

Hanukkah 2015 (Tuesday, December 6, 2015 - Wednesday, December 14, 2015)

  • Standard Shipping Deadline
    Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 1 p.m. Eastern
  • Expedited Shipping Deadline
    Thursday, December 3, 2015, 1 p.m. Eastern
  • Overnight Shipping Deadline
    Friday, December 4, 2015, Noon Eastern

International Shipping Deadlines

For our International shoppers, outside of Canada, on average, the shipping deadline for International Air Mail is the 11th-13th of December and for our Canadian guests, typical delivery is in 7 days, so around the 15th of December.

 

Please remember that during the holiday season, we strive to have products in-stock as readily as possible, but many products no matter how great of inventory that we have available do run out quickly and there can be manufacturer shortages. We advise to order as early as possible to avoid having any items back-ordered or out of stock for the holidays.


International Shipping Rate Changes and Reductions November 06, 2015 09:31

In January 2013, the United States Postal Service raised international postal rates on average of 86% in the largest annual rate increase in history. During 2014 and 2015, the USPS raised rates by an average of roughly 15% and this upcoming January the current proposal is to increase shipping rates substantially higher.

With these factor at hand, we have worked diligently to mitigate shipping costs and bring them as low as we can. As of today, November 6, 2015, we've altered our shipping rates (again) as we try to cut any cost out that we can for you. 

We've substantially reduced the rates of lightweight shipments. Examples of lightweight shipments are items that are flat and as stated, lightweight in manner. Many products like our bumper stickers, pins, and some costume accessories now fall under this category. For products like our bobble heads, we had reduced the rates as low as possible and they are unaffected. 

If you're in Canada, that would be mean an order with a few stickers would now be $3.00 less and with our new International flat lightweight category, all other countries would see an example order of a few stickers at half the shipping cost as before. It's a substantial savings and we continue to work on cutting any costs and to literally pass the savings on to you.

Thanks again for your continued International business! We greatly appreciate it and love sending smiles around the globe!


New Products for the Week of November 3, 2015 November 05, 2015 08:11

New this week:

Steven Universe Bumper Sticker Decal
Minions I Love London Bumper Sticker
Minions Bob, Stuart, and Kevin Bumper Sticker
Minions Bob Air Freshener
Iguana Reptile Bobble Head Doll
Zombie Baby Boy and Girl Family Stick Figure Car Bumper Stickers


 


Brand New Car Stickers and Magnets October 19, 2015 21:29

We have several exciting and new bumper stickers & magnets that have just arrived in-stock! You can use the magnets on your fridge or car and the decals are all weatherproof for use on your car as well.

 



New Products include:

Harley Quinn
Harry Potter
Superman
The Wizard of Oz
Wonder Woman
Star Trek


2015 Halloween Delivery Deadlines October 08, 2015 09:42

Parties, candy, and fun all adds up to Halloween! We're very pleased to offer several terrific Halloween Costume Accessories that will really make your theme pop and flexible delivery deadlines. 

Here are the ordering deadlines for delivery within the United States on or before October 31, 2015: 

  • Standard Delivery (2-4 business days): Tuesday, October 27, 2015, Noon Eastern
  • Expedited Delivery (1-3 business days): Wednesday, October 28, 2015, Noon Eastern
  • Overnight Delivery (1 business day for metro areas - 2 business days for some rural locations): Friday, October 30, 2015, 11 am Eastern

Halloween Shopping Has Begun! September 18, 2015 15:05

It might still be warm many places, but Halloween time is coming before long. We welcome you to shop from our variety of terrific costume props including the Black Cigarette Holder, Steampunk Monocle, and

New Minions Stickers In-Stock! August 19, 2015 08:01

We've add a few more terrific Minions to our line-up of Despicable Me products!




King Bob Minion Bumper Sticker Decal $3


Now Accepting Google Wallet July 10, 2015 09:47

We're pleased to announce that we're now accepting Google Wallet as a payment method effective immediately.

U.S. Shipping is Now Flat-Rate! June 30, 2015 11:40

As of today, June 30, 2015, we have switched from tiered shipping within the United States to flat-rate shipping. No matter the order size, it's $4 to ship anywhere within the United States!

Throughout the years, our shipping costs have skyrocketed as all the major carriers have increased rates up to multiple times in a calendar year. We've decided to switch to a flat-rate that is not only fair, but will also lower the costs for many of our customers. Our standard average order will see an average reduction of $1 in their shipping costs!

International rates remain based upon your particular location and will calculate at checkout, or you can visit our shipping page to see our country shipping cost chart.


Learn about Tickles the Cat June 25, 2015 09:12

We welcome you to take a moment and learn about our official spokeskitty and mascot, Tickles the Cat.

 

http://popculturespot.com/pages/tickles-the-cat-spokeskitty-for-popculturespot-com