Our printers are currently working through record volume for the current academic year. This has, in some cases, caused print times to be extended beyond our regular expectations. Our printers have been working additional shifts and are steadily catching up. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you and appreciate your patience.
I think it would benefit lulu and creators to offer unbranded shipping. Amazon does it, Vistaprint does it, Createspace does it and many more. In this way authors could sell from anywhere( their website, Facebook, any eCommerce site) and use lulu as a POD fulfillment centre.