Sunday, January 22, 2012

January 2012 News!

Updates for January 2012 : 

1. USPS raised 2012 rates

    Website has been updated with new shipping costs. International shipping though has gone up quite a bit in my opinion. 
USA shipping did not change as much.

2. Faster Shipping!
   Transit times seem to have returned to normal now that we are back to shipping from Georgia. Most international orders are taking 10-14 days. If you have better or worse time frames would like to know to keep everyone updated. 

3. Lower prices
    In response to the now higher shipping costs I have decided to lower prices on many items. This is not a sale with an end date like the moving sale we had. It is just me lowering prices. All packets and many books are 40% off. The rest will stay at 20% off. We will still have the special buys, monthly specials and clearance. Those categories you can find books up to 80% off. 

The 20% off books are in print titles that come from publishers or artists who are actively selling them on their sites. Many of them for full price. For us to sell at more than 20% permanently is just not good for them. And not for us either as there is no point in then restocking those books if we are just going to lose money on them. 

4.  Site Improvements

     Our search function has been greatly improved! Also you can browse pattern packets by artist now. We moved out of stock items to its own category. Items will come up doing searches or in sub categories if you want to add yourself to a waiting list.

5. Out of Stock

     We will be replenishing out of stock items that are still in print soon. Also will be adding some new releases. Will focus first on items that have people on the waiting list. If you add your name to the wait list it will email you when it comes in. 

6. Old Store Inventory

     Working on uploading a bunch of new items Feb 1st. It is old store stock from a few different tole shops that retired over the years. So wide range of artists. There are books and pattern packets. I am going to try and get a box of books a week uploaded minimum. Most will be priced at $5.00 or less. 

7. Order Tracking

     When checking the order tracking it has been saying processing instead of shipped for awhile now with the tracking number right next to it. Have been told that a fix was in the works but still no fix. Orders say pending when placed. For now processing means shipped. 

Also you should be getting an email when items ship. If you are not getting them check your spam filters. Or let me know. 


Well that is it! If you made it all the way down to here you have made my day! I appreciate your interest in our site and strive to make it better and better.

Garmy Books

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