Happy New Year!!
I'm back from #coasterbreak, and so is our manufacturer. I went on a wonderful trip to New Zealand to visit with friends and family, and our manufacturer went through some big changes over the same period. Big thanks to everyone for being patient over the last couple of weeks. Now that everything is settling down on the production front, we'll be back to normal coaster turn around times this week.
There are lots of new things in store for 2015, and the first thing is a price increase. The big changes I mentioned with our manufacturer unfortunately mean that they've had to raise their prices for the first time since Coastermatic started. Working with a USA based manufacturer is something that's really important to Coastermatic's vision, and the fact that they make coasters of an exceptional quality means we'll be working with them as we move into the future.
So what does this mean for you? It means Coastermatic sets will rise from $25 to $28 on Feb 1, 2015. We'll also be updating our wholesale pricing. If you'd like to learn more about wholesale, just drop me a line, firstname.lastname@example.org.
No one likes to pay for shipping, its a fact of life, but our coasters are fairly heavy, since they're ceramic and not plastic. To try and make peace with this, over the holiday period we trialled $6 flat rate shipping for all US orders. It's as close to free as we can go, and it also simplifies the process for you. No matter how many sets of coasters you buy, we shipped them all to you for $6, easy.
The trail went really well, so $6 shipping is here to stay. Go test it out by ordering 2 sets ;).
Other New Things
I'm excited about 2015 and all of the improvements we'll get to work on over the next 12 months. One of the biggest things to start chipping away at is adding drag and drop to the website. I know a few of you have done some odd hacks to get around posting things to your Instagram account, and it's much appreciated! By summer time though, that'll all be in the past.
Be sure to check the blog for updates on all the various things I'll be working on.