Stock Update and New UK Online Ordering Beta Store. I know, a really strange start to a post, but there are a few queries that I want to get sorted out as soon as I can, and this is the quickest way to address it.
I have had a few people query that just a few days after the launch of the new Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration, some items are already out of stock. Well, I hope I have some good news for you.
Firstly, on a call with the US last night, we were asked to let our customers know that Stampin’ Up! is doing everything they can to get the stock levels back up, so a number of items are being sent by Expedited Air Freight so they are in the European Warehouse as quickly as possible.
The Painted Poppies stamp set had a much higher number of ordered than was expected, so it was, for a while, showing as ‘Not Orderable’. This situation was not ideal, particularly if you wanted it to get a FREE Sale-a-Bration item or to save money by ordering the Bundle. Stampin’ Up! has confirmed that over 1,500 sets are already in transit to Europe, so the item is now showing as ‘Back Ordered’, but can be added to an order. The rest of your order will be sent out in the usual way, with the Painted Poppies being sent to you as soon as it is in the Warehouse. I have just checked the current situation and can confirm that there are still about 500 sets that have not already got someone’s name on them, so if you want one I would suggest you place your order SOON.
Other sets that are currently on Back Order include the Honey Bee stamp and Bonanza Buddies. This means that not only are they showing as ‘Back Ordered’, but so are their Bundles. The next shipment is due in about a week and has enough for all the current orders and about 100 more of each, so, again, if you want to order the stamps or the Bundles, I suggest you do so soon!! I have included the links below, so you can place your order quickly.
If I hear any more I will let you know as soon as I can.
Now, the UK Beta Store. If you are in the UK, and are on my mailing list, you may remember that I mentioned this in a Newsletter at the back end of last year. Stampin’ Up! have been working hard to provide a better interface for online ordering and this is being tested in the UK, using the Beta Store.
Now, anything new is going to have a few teething problems and one that has come as a bit of a surprise is that, currently, the Beta Store is not able to deal with Sale-a-Bration. This means that if you use the Beta Store to place your orders, you will NOT be offered the FREE Sale-a-Bration items. To compensate for this, Stampin’ Up! is offering anyone who uses the Beta Store from now until the end of Sale-a-Bration, or when they can get it to accept Sale-a-Bration orders (which ever happens first), they will discount your order by 20%
What this means is that if you already have your favourite Sale-a-Bration items, then why not try the Beta Store? There are a few other glitches in the system still, so if you do use it, please make sure that it still confirms that you are shopping with me, Liz Yuille, and make sure that it ‘behaves’ correctly in all other ways. If you do have any issues with it, please let me know so I can report back to Stampin’ Up!
Please remember that the Beta Store is only in the UK at the moment, so if you are reading this from somewhere else, then please ignore this.
My next ‘regular’ post will be tomorrow at 10am, when the new Inspire.Create.Challenge goes Live.
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The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Catalogue, but during Sale-a-Bration it is even better!!! It is still amazing value at a total cost of just £99 (129€) for your choice of £130 (175€) of products (with no additional P&P). BUT DURING SALE-A-BRATION YOU GET MORE!! You get to choose your favourite Stamp Set (excluding Host and Sale-a-Bration Stamps), You also get the Mini Guillotine and Sample Designer Series Paper Pack!! All this and still only £99 (€129) including P&P!!
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