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Can You Send Stain Samples Of Pulpit, Podium, Lectern and Communion Table?

Yes, on our custom made to order products.

Are you in the market for a new pulpit, podium, lectern, communion table or other church furnishings and need them to match existing furniture or woodwork?

If the answer is; Yes, there are several things to consider.

First, you need to consider your budget for a new piece of church furniture.

Second, you must decide, which style and material will match or coordinate with your existing furnishings and/or woodwork.

Third, is a question that comes up quite often. Are the stain samples and fabric samples on your website true to the actual color? The answer is complicated, as all computers and monitors display or show colors differently, due to the resolution, etc. As a result, we can’t really answer that questions.

So, with that in mind, we suggest you call, and request stain and fabric color samples.

These are provided Free of charge and usually arrive to you within 2 –5 days after request. Just let us know the contact person, address, city, state and zip code to send them to.

Once received you can compare the samples to your existing furniture and/or woodwork and find which one is the closes or perfect match.

This will eliminate any surprises once your item is received.

As once an order is placed, custom made to order pieces cannot be cancelled or returned.

Remember it is better to be safe than sorry.

Thanks for your continued readership.

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Payment Options For Podiums

At Podiums Direct we are frequently asked about payment options for purchasing pulpits, podiums, lecterns and related church furnishings.

We have several payment options available to suit your needs.

  • Pay In Full at time of order.

Accepted payment methods are: All major debit or credit card or an E-Check with the routing and account number

You may ask; Is My Credit Card Information Secure Through This Site? Yes! Your credit card information is protected with a secure SSL certificate that encrypts all your transactions through our site with industry standard secure sockets layer (SSL) technology. Rest assured that your credit card and personal information are protected.

What About Credit Card Fees? Podiums Direct doesn’t charge credit fees.

What Is An E-Check? It is an electronic version of a paper check. It may also be called an electronic check, direct debit or ACH payment.

            It provides different payment processing times and less waste.

            It electronically transfers money from the payers’ checking account and                  directly deposits it into the sellers account.

            The funds usually take 24 – 48 hours to clear.


  • ½ Down at time of order and the remaining ½ before product(s) are shipped (only available on items that have lead times of 4 – 6 weeks and 6 – 8 weeks).
  • If you need to finance your purchase, see our financing link to Hampton Ridge Financial: or call 866-815-4448.

         Monday – Friday 8 – 5 pm CST (Central Standard Time).

They can assist you with any questions you may have and the information that you need.

I hope this blog has been helpful and has answered many of your questions you may have had about payment options.

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Podium Shipments FAQ’S Answered

You as a customer of Podiums Direct Corporation, may have many questions regarding the shipping of your podium, pulpit, lectern or other related products you purchased.

We hope to answer many of your questions in this blog.

 What Are Your Delivery Times?  It depends on the product and delivery location.  Some can be delivered on average of 3 – 14 days, others 6-8 weeks.

Most items in our “Quick Ship” category will ship out within 24 – 72 hours after receipt of order.

What Is The Shipping Cost For Items?  It varies from product to product and delivery location and whether it goes FedEx, UPS or Freight Carrier.

Many items ship for Free and are listed as such on our website,

Free shipping items are limited to the lower 48 United States only.

Where Do You Ship To?  Podiums Direct Corporation ships within the lower 48 United States only. We do not ship to International locations.

Do You Supply Tracking Information?  Yes. Whether a product is ordered on-line or over the phone and is shipped FedEx or UPS, we will send you the tracking number and the link to their website, so you can track your package.

If the product is being delivered by freight carrier, we will e-mail you the name of the freight carrier, phone number of the freight carrier, tracking (pro) number and instructions on how to receive the freight.

I hope this blog answered many of your questions that you had regarding shipment of our products.

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Can I Have My Logo On A Podium?

Here at Podiums Direct we get asked everyday about logos.

A few of the questions we get asked over and over again are;

Are Logos Available On The Podiums? Items that are available to have a logo applied will have the “Option” listed in the Product Description.

What Format Do I Need My Logo In? Acceptable Artwork is as follows:

  • We can only accept Microsoft Windows Formatted Documents.
  • We support only Adobe Illustrator.
  • Files should be Vector and EPS must be included.

Where Do I Send My Logo Files: E-mail to:

Logo designs are limited to (3) changes. Any changes made after the initial (3) will be charged per request and per change.

Will I receive a proof of my logo? Yes. We will e-mail you a proof to approve or make changes, before applying logo to the product.

An effective logo is distinctive, appropriate, practical, graphically simple and clean in design. Its purpose is to identify and communicate important brand messages and values.

You may think that logos are a relatively new form of advertising, but it goes back to ancient times, with family crests, hieroglyphs, petroglyphs, pottery and symbolism.

The Egyptians first used grids to develop logos to ensure the right proportions, ratios and uniformity in reproduction of the same design.

In the Middle Ages, shops and pubs used signage and images to identify what goods or services they provided. These helped consumers develop brand loyalty, much like they do today.

In 1440, Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press, which caused the production of printed material to become common and setting the stage for logo designs.

As printed material grew in popularity the first newspaper with regular circulation was born and with that businesses found a new way of advertising their products and services, hence setting themselves apart from their competition.

Jumping ahead to the Industrial Revolution, businesses started branding themselves and it continues today and is a must for all businesses to succeed.

The start of the modern era of logo design started with Frank Mason Robinson, who designed the Coca-Cola logo in 1885.

  1. 703, Wood and Acrylic Proclaimer Pulpit with Wings.


  1. Model E, Acrylic Lectern Model E.


  1. NC1W, Church Wood Pulpit NC1W/NC1WG Prestige Winged with Glass.


  1. PDCEL, Handcrafted Solid Hardwood Lectern Celebrity.


I hope you found this blog interesting and informative and answered all your questions regarding logos.

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All Saints Day A Day Of Celebration To Honor All Saints

What Is All Saint’s Day? It is a celebration to honor all the saints known and unknown.

It is also known as All Hallow’s Day, All Hallomas or Feast of All Saints.

There are symbols associated with All Saint’s Day; Sheath of Wheat, Hand of God, Crown and Symbols of Individual Saints.

When Is It Celebrated? In the United States it is celebrated annually on November 1st.

It is not a public holiday in the United States, but in many Christian countries it is a national holiday.

Pope Gregory III, made All Saint’s a Holy Day and Pope Gregory IV, made All Saint’s Day an authorized religious holiday.

Why Is It Celebrated? Christians believe that there is a spiritual bond or connection between those that have passed and gone to heaven and those that are living.

How Do People Celebrate? Countries around the world celebrate All Saint’s Day in different ways.

For example, Spain, Portugal and Mexico; offerings are made on this day.

Belgium, Hungary and Italy; people bring flowers to the graves of relatives.

Austria, Croatia, Poland and Romania; candles are lit on top of deceased relatives’ graves.

In parts of Asia; people visit the graves of relatives and clean or repair tombstones, lay flowers and light candles.

Many families will attend church services, with prayers and responsive readings.

Some churches will remember, members that have passed away that year and light candles as each name is called out.

So, if your church is planning a special All Saint’s Day celebration or service and needs a secondary podium for it, we at Podiums Direct have one for you.

  1. LECTWFAVAO, Wood and Acrylic Narrow Pulpit in Maple.


  1. ACKDL, Acrylic Lectern KD Clear with Shelf and Three Cross Logo.


  1. LCTCVKDRM, Portable Presentation Lectern Mobile.


  1. T-35, Portable Presentation Lectern T-35 Speaker Stand.


  1. Y-5, Contemporary Lectern and Podiums Y-5.

To see all other items, we have available, see our website at

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October, Pastor Appreciation Month, To Pay Tribute And Recognize Clergy Contributions

The month of October has many unofficial holidays. One of them is Pastor Appreciation Month.

How did this concept start? It started with the Apostle Paul, while he was establishing the Christian Church, but the current celebration of Pastor Appreciation Month didn’t begin until 1992.

It’s goal is to uplift, encourage and inspire priest, pastors, reverends, ministers and missionaries and to pay tribute and recognize their contributions to their church members; such as officiating weddings, presiding over funerals, performing baptisms, along with seeing how peoples lives are changed when they accept Christ as their Savior and sharing other significant moments in congregation members lives.

Priest, pastors, reverends, ministers and missionaries faithfully try their best to serve, lead, pray, listen and preach the word of God to and with their congregation members, hoping that their messages are heard, followed and make an impact.

Why not let your Clergy know how much you appreciate them with a gift of a podium, speaker stand, communion table or podium accessory.

  1. Model E. Acrylic Podiums are a very functional piece of equipment.


  1.  LCTPCRSBLK, Metal Truss Lectern Cross Design. This Metal Cross Lectern is stylish, simple and functional in design.


  1. T-15, Portable Presentation Lectern T-15 Speaker Stand.  This Presentation Stand has a lift lid storage compartment and is extremely cost effective.


  1. ACRCOMTAB2, Communion Table NO 2 Acrylic.


  1. PDLED510, Clip-On LED Podium Light.


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