Hello all. The Attic Shoppe is experiencing some downtime at the moment for two reasons. The first reason is at the moment I’m simply not up to the task of keeping up with inventory needs and orders. The second reason is that I’m having a hell of a time keeping up my inventory in general.
I won’t go into super TMI details here (you can always visit my personal site for that stuff) but I am under the weather at the moment. Those who know me are aware that I’ve gone through a pretty big weight drop in the last year and a half. One of the side effects of losing weight rapidly is apparently exploding gallbladders, in a manner of speaking. Mine is having a go at me. So much so that I feel like I could narrate a new show called When Gallbladders Attack and it will follow that obnoxious lil bastard as he slinks around the body ready to shank anyone it meets and generally making any attempts at eating very unpleasant. Needless to say I haven’t been feeling well and being at the computer has not been a priority.
The other issue is with my inventory and the fact that I can’t keep enough of it on hand. My printer has raised their wholesale prices so I need to purchase in larger quantities to make my decks cost effective for me. I simply can’t afford that jump up in my budget at the moment. It’s a lot of small business brouhaha and figuring out the best way to run mine to turn a profit as well as make my customers happy. As a result I’m taking this downtime to get some small business advice on how to better organize what I have going on here. Unfortunately that means my decks won’t be available for the moment. It doesn’t mean they won’t be available again, just that I’m not offering them right now.
My contact form is currently down for the website as well. I have general info there. I honestly can’t keep up with shoppe inquiries and many of them are simply asking when the Isidore Tarot can be purchased again. I’m very sorry if I haven’t gotten back to you if you’ve contacted me there. Once my orders were caught up and I had no one waiting in the queue, I took the opportunity to step away from the internet so I could deal with my health. Right now I don’t have any of my normal back-up help to cover my inbox.
I apologize again for the shoppe’s downtime and I’m hoping it won’t be too long. If you’re in the Cinci Ohio area I do have a few events and we’ll be doing a few weekends at Trader’s World later on this summer. I do have products still available through Threadless and RedBubble, as well as new coloring books. More info to come. –Bethalynne