Originally Posted by goomba478
, I saw that article on Engadget as well. I'll let you know once I've received all three. Did you want me to ship them to you all in one package or individually? Let me know what works for you. For customs purposes I don't think it makes a huge difference.
, thanks for the heads up
Glad to know I'll have business with you for the next couple of months ^_^ appreciate it. And yes, you're all good with how you're doing things so no worries.
, well I do apologize again for the delays. The thing is last month I only had 4-5 UPS pickups total so it's quite possible that some of your packages got mixed in with the BF orders even if they were ordered beforehand. I try to open boxes in the order I get them but they pile up so quickly in my two cars, our basement, our living room and now our kitchen area lol so some packages may fall through the cracks and get processed later. I'm still working out a better system on the site and in the physical work space as well. No hard feelings though, I know you've been a really very loyal customer and I have no ill will towards you or anyone else for that matter.
I'm thinking though in the future I may not combine orders the way I do now. Right now a lot of people put in separate orders for each item they order but this makes a flood of orders that they want to combine. It'd probably make more sense to ship orders as groups they way they were requested. So if a person puts 3 games in one order, that's fine but if they have 6 orders of 3 games each, it makes more sense to ship out in 6 shipments. Doing that would probably make a lot less confusion for me as well as I have to sort multiple item orders which compounds the problem.
It's not a science quite yet but we're working our packing theories and getting better month by month. I really do think after the holiday rush is over and we implement some new PF systems we'll be a lot better off
I can only hope so ^_^.
I'd actually prefer to see the opposite, as that will drive costs up on shipping to the point where it may not be worth doing.
What I'd suggest is just open and categorize everything as it comes in like a retail store would do for it's stock room. Put all the games that come in in one pile with the invoices attached, all the movies in one pile with the invoices attached, etc.
Then when you go to ship items out for people you just pick from your stock everything showing in your database that person wants sent out to them, and ship it all together =)
This would of course require lots of room on your end and maybe a more sophisticated inventory/order tracking system, but it's easily doable and I would think would make your life a lot easier!