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but here's a few questions answered, for those who want to know...
"Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light."
WHAT'S GOING ON?
I did not go gently. I raged. But the proof is in the numbers. Spirit Dress cannot go on at the current rate of revenues. As such, I've decided to liquidate my current inventory in hopes I can stay afloat and return next year.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT ALL SALES FROM THIS COLLECTION ARE FINAL, THOUGH I WILL ALWAYS WORK WITH YOU ON EXCHANGES!
WHAT ABOUT MY PENDING ORDER
All October pre-orders will still be delivered, and none of that merchandise is going on clearance. That shipment is expected by the end of the month and should deliver on time. Please be patient with me if customs is not playing nice.
WHY? HOW? WHAT HAPPENED?
COVID has caused disruptions at every stage of the supply chain. Fabric manufacturers went out of business or cut back on their inventory. Production was halted for weeks. Customs has been a nightmare. Shipping times are longer and less reliable. I had to close my distribution facility to cut costs. Football season, my bread and butter, got pushed back, killing my usual late summer rush. And the economy isn't helping either. I'm at 1/3 of last year's sales. It just isn't enough to pay for inventory purchases and support my family, even after all the cuts I've made.
I JUST ORDERED AN ITEM THAT IS NOW DISCOUNTED. WHAT GIVES?
I've been offering 25% off pre-order items for a while now, so the chances are, you already received a discount for those items. If you're not sure, just ask!
Current pre-order items (those scheduled for October delivery or currently marked as pre-order) are not included in this clearance sale nor are any items you'll find coming in the next shipment that I currently have in-stock.
For all other items, if you made your purchase in the last 30 days, please feel free to email me requesting a refund for the difference.
ARE YOU GOING TO BE OKAY?
Thanks for asking. I am trying to be okay with this. I know it's the right thing to do for my heart and my sanity, but it hurts. Trying to make lemons out of lemonade, I've decided to parlay what I've learned over the last 4.5 years into Shopify consulting, so if you know anyone wanting to get into ecommerce, send them my way!
WHEN WILL YOU CLOSE?
I intend to keep the store open through Black Friday - Cyber Monday, assuming I have inventory to sell. I won't actively be promoting the business anymore, save perhaps an email a week. I am ceasing all advertising to cut cost.
And that's it' for now. Thanks for giving this a read. It's been a pleasure serving you the last four and a half years! If you have any other questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. But give me a day or two to reply. I have a feeling I'm about to be swamped.
Now...get to shopping.