Thank you very much for giving us such a busy week here. All the Summer Breeze kits you ordered are now on their way to you! The kits sold out very quickly (the daisy bag option in just two hours) and if you are one who missed out, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (if you already have, please don't e-mail again) for possible waitlisting.
I received many e-mails and calls this time (more than usual) about the kits selling out so quickly. There were many questions, and I thought it might help to address these questions here again. I hope this helps to alleviate frustration about not being able to purchase a kit.
Can I get more kits so they don't sell out so quickly? I'd love to! I'd love to make more people happy and sell more kits, but there's a limit to how many pieces I can have made because many parts (sometimes all) are hand made. Each takes time and each artisan also has other shops and accounts to maintain. One option is designing more kits throughout the year, or offering other special collections like we did last month with the Poste Patina Test Kitchen Sets. That way, you might miss out on a fast-selling kit, but can snag another special package.
Can you put the kits up for sale later in the day because I live in another time zone/can't shop at work/ don't check my e-mail that early? Usually, no. I start walk into the shop at 8:30 EST, and that's typically when the kits will continue to go up for sale because that's when I can answer your e-mail questions/calls/maintain the website. We work normal business hours, and I'm not able to work into the evening, as I have little ones to care for. But I completely understand your point and I'll continue to give this some thought so that everyone may be happy.
Can you give me more notice on exactly when the kits will go up for sale so I can get ready to click? I'll give that a try. In the past, I have been able to give a few days notice, without being able to tell you exactly when the kits will be live. There are many factors that go into the sale date of the kits and collections and lots of balls to juggle.
When is the next kit going up for sale? As usual, we will be doing a Halloween Kit with some fun and spooky items. We also design a Christmas kit and I'm sure there will be at least one other special offering in 2013 as well. The best way to ensure getting a kit is to watch the blog and Facebook, as notification happens here on the blog usually an hour before e-newsletters are sent. It's just a nice perk of reading the blog regularly.
If you have any other questions or suggestions, please leave me a comment below or e-mail me at email@example.com . I'm here to do what I can to fuel your passion for your craft and serve you in whatever way I can.