Books are in

The books came in and I spent a lot of yesterday processing the back log. However, it wasn’t until I got to the post office late yesterday afternoon that I realized the post office was closed for a holiday. Therefore, all the shipping notices I sent out yesterday are erroneous since I can’t ship until today. Wholesale orders will be shipped tomorrow.

Interestingly enough -or rather, depressingly enough- fewer than 5 people who requested notification of product arrival have made their purchases. Financially speaking, I’ve certainly taken a beating over the past two weeks. The situation brings to mind the debate over Lean LV; while exclusivity may rate highly as a factor of public prestige, you don’t make any money if you’re out of stock. You’ll lose some buyers forever if they can’t buy it the minute they decide they need it.

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4 comments

  1. Alison Cummins says:

    Do what Hermès does, and charge $10,000 per book. Sell five to ten books a year, and you’ll be fine!

    Until the fakesters start flogging photocopies on e-bay…

  2. ivete says:

    Totally. What about taking payment information upfront with the intent on charging/shipping when it comes in? That’s what Amazon does on its preorders, and no one should feel it’s unfair as long as they don’t get charged until the book is actually going out.

  3. Oxanna says:

    Eep! My apologies. I will be ordering the book very shortly, but life has been crazy, so I haven’t made it there yet. Expect it to come in though. :)

  4. graham says:

    heh heh. I’ve been out of stock of one bag since August. I don’t even want to think about what I’ve lost…

    good luck, and keep your head up!

    I’ve found in the past that when I’ve sent people notice about the item they wanted being back in stock, they’ve taken two to three weeks to respond.

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