Just a few quick notes. We’re off to our convention and won’t be back until Monday. Maggie has been manning the inbox for me, but she’ll be away this weekend as well so we may not respond to emails until Monday. I apologize for the inconvenience. I have a handful of international orders from the last sale still waiting to be shipped. There were a few instances where my international shipping cost reference was quite off on the price of shipping. I’m making up for the difference in shipping collected and what is actually needed and that is slowing me down a pinch as I find funds to cover it. My massive apologizes for the delay there. Maggie had been emailing those this delay effects. It shouldn’t be an issue when we return from the con. Conventions are very good at helping lil shoppe’s like this get resources back up again. And with that we’re off! Check out of blog for weekend highlights, that is, if my phone cooperates with me. I can be technically challenged at times. Have a nice weekend everyone! :)
04.16.2018: Happy Tax Day! I wish I had remembered that when I trekked out today to put this weekend’s packages in the mail. And we had such lovely arctic spring weather for the long walk to actually get near the silly place. That aside! I’m down to my last 14 orders that I’m packaging up tonight. Most of these are international because the packaging part is a little different to try and keep shipping costs down and of course the customs forms. But I’m moving right along with that.
In related news, after tending the inbox for me and taking requests, Maggie has suggested we put the Sea and Sands decks up for a little longer. I agree. We have a special display for the decks at our first convention at the end of the month, so why not offer a few more leading up to that? Shipping times for these decks will be one to two weeks as we have them on hand. If you’re in the midwest and attending the Cincinnati Steampunk Symposium the last weekend of the month you can avoid postage costs and order one to pick up at the con. Just contact us to order and get pick-up details.
I’m printing up the last labels for US bound Isidore third edition decks. Tomorrow I will finish up on international orders for the third edition. My Sea and Sand Isidore decks have made it to Cincinnati but haven’t been delivered as of yet. They should be here tomorrow. So aside from waiting on the Sea and Sand decks longer than expected, shipping is moving right along.
Happy Tuesday everyone. I’m told it is supposed to be spring but having cold temps with snow yesterday suggested otherwise. And today? Today is proving that southern Ohio weather is just as wonky as the lake-shore Michigan weather I grew up with. We’re approaching the 70s and it’s been storming all day, with newly posted tornado watches. Fun! With area flooding. Double fun! Thankfully, as I sit down to update the shoppe for April, the sun has decided to peak out for a bit. The plants are singing.
So what does April bring? The Black Ibis Tarot’s brand spanking new third edition is now up for pre-ordering with shipping to follow the first of May. The third edition features a larger card size and more vibrant coloring to the artwork. I’m working on the new packaging design right now, but like the Isidore decks, a full packaging and just the deck and book options are available. The basic packaging is the same, just working on the label artwork I should say.
Other updates: Isidore third edition decks have begun shipping. The Sea and Sand Isidore decks haven’t arrived yet, but should be here before the week is over. They’ll begin shipping next week. The Tea Bat cards will be arriving with the Sea and Sand decks and I’ll start packaging them up after all the Sea and Sand decks get into the post. I’m aiming to have shipping for all previous deck sales done by mid April.
And perfect timing, it’s storming again. Time to shut the computer down for a bit to let it pass (you can’t believe how often this neighborhood suffers lightning strikes that toasts the power.) When I get back online I’ll be getting caught on the shoppe inbox too, just in case anyone is wondering where I’ve been. :)