I also appreciate the constructive feedback and questions about the calendar and I have put together some FAQs which I thought I would share:
How is the postage calculated?
The postage varies depending where you order from. It is set by Red Bubble and when I ordered the calendar myself the postage was $12.86. To put that in perspective, when I send out a book to lovely readers, the post pack bought in bulk costs $0.60 and the postage fee is $6.35, so it is over $7 to send a book out. The calendar is A3 size and comes well packaged in firm cardboard so the calendar does not get damaged during the journey to your letterbox, hence the cost associated with the postage.
Is it cheaper to buy more than one?
There are no volume discounts on the calendar but you can significantly reduce the postage cost per item by ordering multiple copies. If you and a friend want to purchase a calendar, do so in the one order. The below table is an example of what the postage costs would be for having multiple calendar sent to me:
|Quantity||Postage||Postage per item|
You can add multiple copies to the checkout and see what the postage cost will be to have it sent to you (it could be different to the table above, so please check that before purchasing) without having to make payment.
Can I come to you and pick it up from you?
Yes! I have ordered a bulk amount of calendars and am happy if people would like to come and pick it up, the cost will be $28 (cash only). I live in Surrey Hills (Vic) and you can email me firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to pick up the calendar.
Will it be in stores?
This year it won’t be in stores, but I am hoping to have a different distribution model for 2014 so it can be. I am however going to be doing a number of markets in the lead up to Christmas where you will be able to buy the calendar for $28. I will also have my book on sale for $25 or you could buy both for a super special price of $45.
I will post the dates and times I will be at the markets as they are confirmed. I am also happy to come along to school fairs / fetes in the Melbourne metropolitan area for 3 hours and sell the calendar and books. If your children’s school has one coming up and you would like me to attend please email me email@example.com and I will try my best to make it.
I have already purchased the calendar – what about me?
If you have already purchased the calendar and could have taken up one of the options above, please forward your email order confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org and I can send you a free download link to either the Sight Words Pack ($4.95) or the Kids Parties E-book ($6.95). Please let me know in the email which one you would prefer.
If you have any other questions, please let me know and you can head here to order if you like!