I had about forty pre-orders for Carpe Astra that I hadn't heard back from yet. I didn't know whether:
- They'd got the first email and not got round to ordering yet,
- They'd got the first email and didn't want it any more, or
- The first email didn't reach them (due to spam filters or whatever).
So yesterday I sent out a second email to everyone I'd not heard from. Off the back of that I got another eight orders and one cancellation. I'm getting through them now.
So far today I've been running around. I've been to the Post Office a couple of times, the box-makers and the warehouse to collect more stock. One of the overdue accounts has paid (yeay!) and I've missed the courier deadline for sending a couple of shipments. Those will have to go tomorrow. Still, at least I don't have to wait in for a collection any more, so I can go the bank and pay in some money :-)
November was a pretty good month, and I'm hoping December will be too - I've several orders I'm expecting still outstanding. I'd imagine things will slow down in the new year, I'll not have any more new products for a while so I'll be relying on re-orders. We shall see.
Oh, and me email is broken again. I think a new supplier when I move is called for.