February News - Suscriptions/Autoship Available, New Products and more! February 04 2019, 0 Comments
It’s February and the weather is reminding us of that fact here in the Pacific Northwest. We had our first snow of this winter season yesterday and the farm is covered in a dusting of white. I don’t know about you all, but I have a hard time with the winter season. The cold weather and the short days make me a little blue, but I have found that keeping focused, preparing, and planning things to come help with the winter blues and the lack of distraction of things to do outside help me get out of planning phase and into execution for some indoor activities. For example, testing new recipes, doing administrative work on the Inky Quills website, and working on ways to promote and improve what we do here at Inky Quills. With that said, I am happy to say that we have launched two initiatives that has been on my “to do” list for quite awhile and a few more future announcements to make!
Subscriptions/Autoship is here!
Inky Quills now has autoship/subscription capability!
Why did we do this? Well, over the years, we’ve built up a wonderful and dedicated clientele, a majority of whom know what they want when they go to our website to order. More than once, I have received an email from one of our clients asking when a particular scent may be back in stock. In truth, I had so many requests via email, I found myself reserving whole batches of cured soap meant for the website that never made it there. I started wondering how do I get ahead of this? The soap takes a minimum of 3 weeks to cure and it would be so much easier if I could just have a guaranteed stock on hand for whoever wants a particular scent on the regular. Easy answer: autoship and subscriptions!
Here’s how it works! When you order from our website, you will see that each product has an autoship option. If this is a soap bar you want to receive every month, click that button! Not only will you be put on an autoship for that scent and automatically billed for it with each recurring shipment, you will automatically save 10% and not just on the first order but for the life of that autoship order.
Now, there is a catch…you will see that if the product you want for autoship is currently out of stock, there is no autoship option. If that happens, please email us at email@example.com and we will let you know when we expect that product to be back in stock. We will notify you when it’s available again. Please know that this will only happen when you first setup your order. Once we have it listed as autoship, we will have that bar set aside for you going forward to insure you are never without it once your subscription is in place. You can add and replace items on your autoship order as long as the item you are wanting is in stock. This helps us ensure we have enough product for our retail locations and regular online orders.
We are working very hard during the farmer’s market off season to rebuild our inventory after last year’s awesome sales and we hope to have items restocked as soon as possible so any items you may want on autoship will be available.
Gift Cards are now available!
Inky Quills is now offering Gift Cards! You can purchase them online on our website in several increments. Totals can be tracked through Apple Pay/Wallet and the gift cards will be electronic. These gift cards will also be available for purchase at our farmer’s market booth. We will be printing small cards for farmer’s market purchases.
New Products for 2019
I am working on some new recipes and will begin trials soon on some new products for Inky Quills. I’m happy to announce that we will be adding two new scents to our signature soap line this year! Release dates are pending, but the two new scents for 2019 will be Anise Hempseed Oil Soap and Grapefruit Avocado Oil Soap. Keep your eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages for full write ups and releases of these products in the future!
Also coming in 2019, Inky Quills Liquid Soap! I’ve been working on this one and researching for awhile and am excited to announce that we will be releasing our first small collection of liquid soaps later this year.
Shipping Options 2019
Shipping prices through USPS increased in January and so we started researching ways to offer cheaper shipping options for our customers. In the next few weeks, other options will be available on our website including options for UPS and FedEx. Free shipping is still available for orders over $25.
I hope your February is off to a good start and that we see you very soon at our farmer’s market booths, at the many shows planned for the year, or on the Inky Quills website.
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