This week was our grand opening of the store! I’m so happy to see new as well as returning customers.
I had a lot going on and I appreciate everyone’s patience. I had everything ready to go on May 1 - and then ran into an internet DNS glitch that set me back until Tuesday night. But Wednesday the 4th, we were taking orders!
Several things have been coming together to get your new Eastlake kits to you. First I was working with a new laser cutting service (back and forth with proofs and updates). I also had all-new instruction sheets, and new how-to videos.
Today we released the how-to video for the 1:24 Eastlake Bookcase. My daughter, Tacie, deserves a special thank you for editing videos and configuring instruction sheets. I literally couldn't do this without her volunteer effort. That's my fingers doing the assembly but she takes all my raw video footage, speeds up the boring parts, cuts out my mistakes, and makes it a smooth finished production. A new video will be posted every day or so over the next week. I'm making them for all the re-released kits and eventually for new kits when I have brand new designs.
On top of that, every day I have been putting a few more pieces of the inventory that Shellie sent to me onto the website. It is taking me some time because first I have to figure out what an item is, then find it in the online catalog to update the in-stock status. Many of these things were only sold at special events so were never in the store so I take their pictures too. I’ve started with the half-inch scale items and am working my way to the quarter-scale and one-inch scale things. I have a feeling this will be going on for a while! I’m not changing the prices from what Shellie had so until these are sold out, you’ll be paying 2020 prices!
I put a link for a newsletter signup on my home page. If you sign up, I will tell you when I post more of Shellie’s store items. You’ll also be the first to know when I release new kits and when I have special sales.
Thank you for visiting. Next blog update, I’ll tell you the results of last week’s website poll about what will be re-released next!