UPDATED posted 17th Of April, 2021
Just a little message to let you know that the handbag shipment is on its way to me, and left Hong Kong on the 4th of April.
Unfortunately, I couldn't afford to have the 13 boxes sent via air freight (as I usually would), as this has doubled in cost since the pandemic hit. (To give you an idea, freight that previously cost me $2000USD, was now quoted at $5800USD). That is more than the entire order of handbags!!
I was told this increase was due to the fact that so few commercial planes are flying these days (due to Covid), that it has pushed air freight prices up considerably.
I was forced to ship them via Sea (Old school hey! - Let's now pretend your items are currently on Demeter, next to Draculas cargo, because that just sounds cool AF).
Sea freight takes 30 to 35 days to reach the Sydney port. And then our precious cargo will make its way to me in Tamworth, Rural Australia, This process is done via truck and won't take long.
So it will be just a little longer before they arrive, but they are definitely on their way to us!
I can't thank you enough for your patience. I am utterly in awe of my customers' loyalty and understanding. It really does move me greatly. Thank you again.
It's time now for me to confirm your address in preparation for your parcel being mailed.
I will be emailing all customers today.
Posted on the 21st of Jahnuary2021.
I’ve received some bad news today.
COVID-19 19 is picking up in China again, and I’ve been told the government has closed many factories early in order to get the workers home before the lockdown which is going to occur before their Spring Break. This is a massive 3 week holiday that occurs in February that basically shuts down China and all of its manufacturing, and they don’t return until the beginning of march.
I was assured that my order would be completed BEFORE the shutdown of the factories and mailed to me by the end of January, but due to this week and a half early close down, it’s not a possibility.
I am as devastated as you are.
I also have a new compact mirror coming out that I now need to wait to have completed until March
I’m told the order will now be done by the end of March, then shipped to me (this takes 7 days to arrive) then shipped to my patient customers.
I’ll keep everyone updated, and will post this update on my website.
Please sit tight. They will be worth the wait!