December 5, 2008

"Argggg, I missed the stamp sets again!"

That is something I heard a lot today. We posted 60 sets and they sold in 38 minutes. I know some of you are super frustrated because you weren't at your computers. I know our system of "first come first served" seems to be one that can be improved upon, but let me explain why we are doing it this way.

First of all, we had NO idea that the response to these sets would be like this. I knew (and hoped) that folks would like them but had no idea that they would sell so quickly. We have discussed the idea of taking preorders or doing a lottery system...we have discussed this in great detail. I am really uncomfortable taking money for products that we don't yet have, especially if we are talking about over 200 people. And since some folks have been on the Notification List for a month or so, it seems unfair to start taking a waitlist now. At this point, we are going to stick to our current system.

There is one thing that we will be doing differently from now on. I will send out a notification a few days before we post the sets for sale. I can talk to my supplier and find out their projected shipping date and I will let you know when that is and what hour I plan on posting them. That way if you aren't at your computer, you can call in your order or have a friend go online and place your order. We will still send a notification out when we actually put them in the inventory, but at least this way you can have a heads up and can plan accordingly.

Please remember that my supplier is trying to send me 70-100 sets each week so hopefully everyone who wants one will have one in the next few weeks. They are cranking them out as fast as they can.

Believe me, we really try to be fair. We have learned from the sale of these sets and when we release future sets we might do some sort of wait list from the get go.

And speaking of future sets, we will start production soon on a lowercase plain Gothic set to match the widely produced upper case sets (like the ones we sell here). We most likely won't have those for 4-6 weeks. In the mean time, I will be designing an upper case Kismet set. We won't start production on those for at least a month.

Thanks for your patience.....hang in there,


Jane said...

Thanks for this post! I love the new plan where we will know a bit more about when the next batch of stamps sets will be posted. I'm hoping to be able to buy one online from the next shipment - doing my nimble finger excercises now LOL. I am was also so excited to read about the new lower case gothic set you are working on!!

Anonymous said...

I'm excited about the new font. I hope we see it soon!

sooz said...

hey lisa
i can't wait to get my sweaty little palms on a set of the stamps. i was cursing out loud (COL if your texting!) when i read that they would be released at 11 am on friday as we were on a field trip. i will be joining jane at the finger jazzersize classes next week!
also, i would like to suggest adding kismet #'s as well as the uppercase.
thanks so much for all of the wonderful info and product on your site!
merry merry

Anonymous said...

Love the lower case set - any chance you'd design a little more 'curly' lowercase I and L to go with the set, available as separate design stamps. The I and L are just so plain and when used as a single initial, there's just no cuteness to it at all. Sorry, not meant as an insult, they're just plain janes.

Also, a Kismet number set in both 1/16 and 3/32 sizes would be appreciated!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy to hear that you are going to have the gothic lowercase letters. How do I get on the list to be notified when they are ready.

Diana (Ladybug Limited) said...

Any pix of the lowercase Gothic set yet? Are there plans for a notification list?