by Youngmahn Moon
With labeling, (If you have a printer at home), purchase some permanent address labels from Office Max or any office supply store.
Microsoft Word should have a template for the label. Once you load the template, just start entering the names and addresses. Print multiple sheets of your own address so all you have to do is label them on the boxes you ship out.
Cheapest and easiest way to ship out the sauces would be to do flat rate boxes from USPS. From the look of the bottles, they don't seem to be very big and should fit nicely in the $7.95 medium flat rate box with some bubble wrap.
Hope that helps!
Don't worry about those chumps. If you want immediate you buy in a store. If you participate in a kick starter you are helping someone out who is trying to do something a little beyond their normal reach. And delays are to be expected.
Besides, we all have been told a million times, quality takes time. :)
Take all the time you need, I glad you take quality so seriously.
Don't worry take your time, quality is better than fast....
To Canada, USPS mail is preferred over the courier services, which often charge brokerage fees. No worries on the shipping time. I would rather have it right than rushed.
LOL, I generally assume all delivery estimates are wrong once projects hit 50 times their goals, heh. Take your time, I'm sure it'll be worth the wait.
check with UPS. Some locations actually do fulfillment. Also, Amazon has such a service.
Thanks for the update! No worries! Whenever it arrives, I'll be a happy hot sauce fan! :)
Don't stress Youngmahn. Take your time. Any chilhead willing to back a hot sauce on Kickstarter should have plenty of supplies on-hand to keep the heat up while awaiting the Elixirs.
Or maybe just using regular Priority or Flat Rate, both supply boxes. The savings on the boxes alone would be huge.
You can print all the labels and have everything picked up, you wouldn't have to load everything in your vehicle, USPS will pick it up.
I don't know what the cost is using Stitch that Kevin mentioned but it's something to consider also.
It's worth the wait, take your time!
I think USPS is the way to go and depending on how large the bottles are and how heavy the shipments are:
You may want to consider USPS flat rate shipping because they supply all the boxes or envelopes even for International shipping. Shipping starts at $5.15; I don't know if you qualify for a business discount, that starts at $4.90.
If you want to go parcel post, I have purchased shipping supplies through Uline http://www.uline.com, they're reasonably priced. The pricing will vary depending on size, weight and destination.
You may want to consider a combination of both to keep shipping prices down. Parcel Post might be the way to ship for addresses closer to you and Priority for those farther away you'll have to check the pricing to see if there's a savings.
Can't wait to try them out! :)
I don't mind the wait at all. People who complain should realize this isn't like ordering Joe's Crummy Hot Sauce on Amazon with two-day delivery.
The point of KickStarter is to help someone get their project going. Help someone.Patience is a virtue.
Thank you for the update! Waiting is fine with me! I know they will be amazing!
You could talk to Stitch Labs about inventory management and shipping: http://www.stitchlabs.com/ - they're working on tools to manage this as you scale up.
I really appreciate your hard work. I prefer to wait, as long as the sauces are good. Every time I read your updates I feel kind of bad because of all the chores you are going through. So thanks again for your effort.
I will admit, I was wondering about the sauces but I knew that you had a lot to make plus you were making sure they were all up to par! cant wait to try them! =D
Let them suffer and enjoy the slow anticipatory burn of sweet waiting! Deny the joy sucking
Naysayers. Take the time you need to do the job you desire. Thank you for doing business this way!
Thanks for making sure everything turns out perfect. We appreciate it. Can't wait.
No antsy here. I'll happily trade some time for improved quality.
Keep up the good QA!
Awesome! Thanks for not skimping on quality!