A little while ago my favorite paper supplier unfortunately was forced to stop allowing small orders and had a minimum order of $200. For my small, home based business this meant goodbye. Adios. Sayonara.
Last week I was pleasantly surprised to find a lovely announcement in my email. California Paper Goods was able to work out their logistics for no minimum order and no small order fee. Hallelujah!
Hello lovely kraft folding cards. My how I have missed you!Here are some of the new things they are able to offer: 1. No minimum order and no small order fee. 2. Priority Mail/Flat Rate Box shipping 3. Budget Shipping ($7.95 any size order) 4. Offering free shipping at $100 (some exclusions) 5. Dropping the pack size on popular items to 25 (from 50) 6. Offering some custom cutting and scoring 7. Allowing customers to order items that we already stock here at the office like:White Matte, White Glossy, Tsumugi and Resealable Bags/Boxes.
8. The ability to offer a Sale Table and free goodies every so often.
But what’s the catch?
In their words: “Well there is one but, it isn’t so bad. Since the vast majority of items are stocked in LA we will be bringing the items you order up to our office for us to box and ship to you. This time in transit will result in a delay in shipping your order out. The delay could be as short as 2 days or as long as 5 days (due to weekends). If you can deal with this delay then we are happy to take your order and hope you will be pleased with the new service!”
I know I will be enjoying this new found freedom. Speaking of which, those lovely kraft folding notecards just arrived this morning.