Last week I launched the CZ Stamps shop and in 8 hours, the first set sold out.
First of all, thank you! Second of all, they’re all in the mail and on their way to you. And third of all, I apologize to those who wanted the set but missed out.
Yep. I’m new to this and am trying to figure out how to balance the risk of adding stock to a shop versus making sure my customers are happy and able to get what they want.
And that leads me to today’s question: would you like me to offer a preorder option for the next re-order?
With my current shop, you would be billed as soon as you place the order. My production lead time is 8 to 10 days before I would have your stamps packed up and ready to ship. Does that sound like something you would like me to offer?
In this way, whoever wants this set would be able to get it. No stress about it being sold out by the time you sat down to make the purchase. It would also give me an idea of how many sets to stock and potentially, everyone wins. (Always the goal, right?)
So if you like this idea, leave me a comment today telling me so and then watch your email inbox for a message from me about the preorders opening up. I will add a deadline for the preorders so I’m able to place the order with my manufacturer. Subscribe to my newsletter to stay in the loop.
Question No. 2: I created a matching number set and got my samples in but there was a slight problem so they are going back into production as I await new samples. So question no. 2 is, would you also like the option to preorder the numbers set too?
I’d love your feedback by Wednesday! I’m excited about this new part of my business and hope to iron out my production schedule in a way that makes sense. This includes looking at building a custom shop with the types of preorders I would like to collect (ones where you pay when it ships!) but right now, my budget dictates that I use the shop I have.