International Shipping Update #2 (Making Some Progress)
Things are starting to look positive for the international orders now. In my last update, I was pretty bummed out about the lack of responsiveness and transparency of the situation with my UK Distributor. I had no idea where the books were, and no idea of the final cost or when anything would be shipped. But from the sound of it, several people were fired and replaced and now I have people returning my emails and helping me get this done.
So here are the new updates since last time.
1) All the books and slipcovers are at the distributors warehouse now. :)
2) All the orders (except for 4) have been entered into their system and are waiting approval now.
3) Shipping should begin anytime now... I hope. :)
As you can see, we are one step closer to getting your books into your hands now. There are only 4 backers that I need to get updated addresses from because this distributor does not allow shipping to PO Boxes. I have emailed the 4 backers to ask for an updated address and then those will also be correctly entered into the system for approval.
This has been a real burden to have in the back of my mind for months but it's finally looking promising. I really appreciate all your emails and comments from my last update encouraging me to keep going and not worry about it too much. You guys are the best supporters and friends I could have ask for. Your support makes this all worth it. :)
Next time, I will not be using this distributor again but I don't want to completely write off using a service like this because I can see how helpful it would be if it all worked as smoothly as they promise. I'll be asking around but most likely I'll just do the International shipping myself next time - with the help of my friends and family again.
Well, that's all I have for you in this update. I hope you all have a happy new year and I'll see you in 2019! And hopefully you will start getting your books very soon.