Better Shopping at www.strange-ways.com November 16 2015
It's been over a year now that our online shop has launched (Wahoo!). Since then there's been a need to update how we do things. Strange Ways has grown tremendously since it began—now shipping out hundreds of items a week in addition to our (now permanent) storefront. We've gained many new customers and followers, grown our product assortment, and in general just learned a thing or two.
With that I'm glad to say there's been some changes made to make it even easier to buy from us—particularly in our online shop.
Currently still operating as 1 man show, up until a couple months ago I was still hand-writing addresses and standing in line at the post office every time I needed to ship out a batch of orders. THIS TOOK FOREVER.
I'm very happy to say we now use a postage-buying system like the big boys, complete with scale and speedy label printer. This makes everything go faster, and you benefit by not waiting as long for orders to be packed up and sent on their way.
You will never pay more than $4.99 for shipping on U.S. orders. Pricing has been reduced for shipping within the United States to just $2.99 for orders under $40. All other orders are $4.99—unless you're over $80, then it's completely free.
All U.S. orders now include free tracking, which is sent to you via e-mail upon confirmation of shipment.
All across the board on the different products we carry I've been keeping up with competition, our minimum order quantities, and our profit margins. I've dropped prices all around on various items from t-shirts to nail decals.
The most beneficial change to note (since it's one of our biggest sellers) is that pin prices have dropped an average of $1 to $2. Most pins will now run you on average $8 or $9.
Along with other minor site details, I've been implementing these larger changes over the past 6 weeks to make sure any kinks were smoothed out. Hopefully many of you didn't even realize any changes were being made, because things have just gone smoothly. The goal is to have shopping at Strange Ways be easy and frustration-free!
Feel free to let me know directly if you have any issues buying from us in the online shop from here on out, and thank you for shopping at Strange Ways!
Founder & Creative Director