I originally started this post on the 8th of April and now it is the 29th.
We have been working at expanding our storefront! There was this hallway that we were using to store our DD stuff in and we thought, 'we have a whole warehouse for storage, this can be used for retail space.' So I put my paint clothes back on and spruced it up a bit and Voila! - Our new boot room! We have made the room that the boots used to be in our new camping room. We have all our DD in there, sleeping bags, skillets, our full line of Happy Yak meals, camp cots and more! You'll have to come see it!
We pride ourselves on being the least pretentious store in Central Alberta.
This month has flown by. We have had to reduce our hours in the store front again, we are still here Weds-Sat but we open at 11 on the weekdays now instead of 10. We are still open at 10am on Saturdays. We have decided to reduce our warehouse space as well and we (read Robert) are busy trying to fit everything into the middle section of our building, it is definitely a logistics game, but this is what Robert did in the Army, so we have faith in him. At least that is what we tell ourselves as the shelving gets closer and closer to our desks.
We also had to go through all of our shipping rates this month and give them a bit of an increase. We went off of Canada Post's rate page, which is where we got our original rates. We haven't increased our shipping rates in 4 years and we often had to cover the difference on shipping ourselves so we decided it was time. We do ship with more than just Canada Post now, so if we can ship an order cheaper and faster we do and if there is more than a negligible difference between the rate we get and what was paid we will refund that to the customer's method of payment. Our shipping is quoted based on Canada Post Expedited Shipping, but it might arrive via CanPar or UPS. We always send an email with your tracking information, that tracking number can be found near the bottom right hand corner of the email that lets you know that your item has shipped. A lot of people miss this, but indeed we have sent your tracking info!
We also got in some MREs! That is quite exciting. MREs are very hard to come by and we lucked out with a few cases of Lasagna and Breakfast Skillets. They come complete with a beverage and snacks. They are US issue and they have best before dates of May 2021, but we all know that best before is just a guideline. We have every faith that these meals will be delicious for ages beyond May 2021, plus we priced them to sell! $7 each or a case of 12 for $60. They do not however qualify for our free shipping offer.
What will May bring us ? I am guessing a restock of DD Hammocks, an order from World Famous (camping gear), hopefully more surplus, maybe a few new items, SuNsHiNe and Summer! And if I can get my poop in a group, more than one blog post.
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