Long time no entry!
One of the staff has been under the weather for a while and we've had just enough manpower to maintain the web store and ship out orders.
In any case, we have a very important announcement today.
Due to software change, you will see a drastic change on the web store between Feb 15 and 20.
We haven't quite figured out the exact date of switch, but we will try to do it as early as possible with a minimum offline time.
We will carry over the same variety and number of items; however, bear with us if you don't initially see everything up on time. Of course, we will keep growing the number of offerings!
Good things about the new system:
+ Product reviews - this will be a nice way to exchange information and post your reviews on items. We will censor only obscene words.
+ Wish list - this is currently internal, meaning that the list will be available only within your account. The provider is optimistic about developing a public wish list function in the future.
+ Easier checkout - we hope one-page checkout will make the checkout process simpler. In addition, it will be easier to change your mind about color and design options from the cart.
+ Hawaii, Alaska, International Shipping - the new system will enable us to control shipping methods better. We are confident that we could offer expanded shipping options in the near future. Let us get the site and up and running first before expanding delivery areas... When enabling international shipping, we will start with a few selected countries.
Bad thing about the new system:
+ Customer data - our current software has a very tight security feature (which is good), so we are unable to export and import all customer-related data.
Although we could set temporary passwords and email each one of you, we think it's rather pointless since we are unable to copy sales history and customer service messages, which will be your primary interest when looking up your account.
We sincerely apologize for the convenience.
Note about orders:
Even after the web site switches to a new system, we will ship out orders using the old system for those accepted through the old one. Please rest assured that you will still receive a shipping notice in that case.
Long time no entry!