Dear Cobble Hill Friends,
This message is about the changes to our boxes and our new release puzzles.
UPDATE: We have officially received our new puzzles into the warehouse. Currently, they are shipping out to retailers across the globe. We anticipate having them available on our website by Easter weekend. However, our plan for the website has shifted a bit. Our new vision is to replace this "ANNOUNCEMENT" link with "NEW PUZZLES" so that it will be clearly visible to all of you who are patiently waiting for the new releases. We will also have the new puzzles settled among the various categories and piece counts. We have some remaining "Original" boxes in the 10" x 14" size that we will likely put in their own category. That way, if there are any collectors out there who want to have a piece of history, they still have the opportunity to buy the old/original/classic box. They will likely only be available for a limited time based on stock levels.
In 2023, we will be downsizing our puzzle boxes for the 2000, 1000, 500, Family Pieces 350, and Easy Handling 275 piece puzzles. All puzzles have the dimensions labeled on the product page. So, if this is important to you, please click on the product to look at the details page before adding to the cart.
The finished size of all the puzzles will remain the same.
- The 1000 to 275pc boxes are downsizing from 14" x 10" x 2.375" to 11.25" x 8.25" x 2" (think standard paper size).
- The 2000 piece will be the same length and width, but deeper at 3.75", which means they'll align flush with the rest of your collection. Currently, they are 15.75" x 10.50" x 2.75" - so they don't pack in a carton as well with other piece counts and they stick out on shelves - but not anymore!
- We're packing less air and a bigger reference poster that will now be 14" x 10" for 1000 to 275pc and 17.5" x 12.5" for the 2000 piece poster.
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As inventory transitions and sells out, I'm sure we'll be seeing both box sizes for some time. If you shop local, that's wonderful because you can see and touch and read the information on the box. But if you're an online shopper, and the box size matters to you, then you'll want to look for clues as to which box size you're getting as not all retailers may outright list that information.
Tip! In the image above, we've given some examples of clues that indicate which box size you'll be ordering. Look for words like "part number", "item code", "article code", "SKU", "UPC" - and if you see a "4" - it means you can fit more because those are the smaller boxes. A code starting with an "8" is the current state of what we're selling. Our hope is that it won't matter to you because you're just so keen to get our images in any box and enjoy our quirky puzzle pieces!
On the Cobble Hill website, you just have to click the puzzle image to see the product dimensions on the details page. As well, our Product Code for this puzzle starts with an "8", so that's indicative of the current large box. When you see the Product Code start with a "4", then you'll know you're getting the downsized box with the larger poster.
Thank you for your continued support of Cobble Hill & our retailers! We look forward to seeing our puzzles on your shelves!
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