Friday, 25 December 2020

Merry Christmas One And All

As 2020 draws to a close I'd like to wish all my customers a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Thank you for your support throughout 2020. You have made 2020 a bumper year despite everything. See you in 2021 for my last three months of trading.

Friday, 11 December 2020

PayPal Integration To Cease Next Week

On 16 December 2020 integrated checkout by PayPal will cease. You will still be able to place orders and checkout as before but online payment will not be an option.

Instead I will be manually issuing PayPal requests by email so please ensure you provide a working email address.

Extending my shopping cart subscription for the last four months of the business wasn't cost effective as only an annual deal was available effectively trebling the cost per month.

I will upload a new set of instructions the day before but the process is straightforward. At least I will be able to adjust the international delivery cost for flag sheets before customers confirm their orders rather than issuing refunds.

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

International Delivery Charges To Rise

Royal Mail have announced their fourth (yes fourth) price rise in twelve months. Thankfully I don't have to increase the UK delivery prices: they are based on small parcels sent second class and here the increases are modest.

For overseas mail the situation is far worse. The price of sending a low weight parcel by airmail will increase significantly. This means the minimum delivery charge for all overseas regions will have to rise.

I will hold off implementing the increases until the week before Christmas. This is the last time I can guarantee posting at the old prices.

Please note: I operate a fair overseas postage policy which means I will reduce the delivery charge automatically applied by the shop if at all possible. Nonetheless, the appropriate minimum delivery charge will always be applied.