I actually started to make some real progress this week. I managed to ship 21 orders. Now, on the surface, that may not sound like much. However, I am working in the older batch of orders: the ones in the $150 — $350 range. Before I announced the closing, my average order was in the $75 range. After I have the resin poured, I can usually package and ship one of those in under 30 minutes. However, even with the resin poured, it can take 1 1/2 — 2 hrs to package and ship a $350 order! This is why there are still 9 orders on the packing bench. The resin is cured and ready, I just ran out of time in the day to put them together and ship them. I can only pray everyone understands.
Now, I still have 54 orders to ship. Several came in this week. The bulk are now under 2 weeks old. That said, I have at least a dozen orders over $500 to ship. Out of sure necessity, those will be held until I can get some more of the older but smaller orders shipped. I know it sucks if you are one of these customers, but stay with me just a bit longer. IF I can maintain this pace, I should be working the biggest orders by the end of October.
So, while it may not seem like it to those of you out there, I am starting to see real progress here. Just hang tough. NO ONE will lose their $$$, and everyone will get the usual quality castings. I INSIST N THIS! 🙂
Stay safe and have a good weekend,