Good evening 😊
It has been over a month since I have any update on this blog, but now you have it. All my boxes are unpacked and big bottles are re-bottled to small ones and on stocks and listings now. This short clip shows a small shipment from Thursday and only just managed to have them ready by mid day. I still have a lot to do, there are still 4 orders with a total of 10 bottles of capsule, that is intensive labour for me the next week.
There is a small piece of good news Maya Electra now is available and also I have learned to open another store on shopify. Though it is still very pre-matured site, as I just have it up 5 days ago, unprofessional looking and slow, same as this site. I rather learn and make mistakes by myself – that way I have no one to blame.
To promote my new store, I am giving all my clients since February tracking number, as one look closely on these shipping labels today, they all have tracking numbers. Also from personal experience and from personal expenses, I learned a lot of human behaviour, by not giving new customers the tracking numbers (they opted not to pay for this extra, I offer very cheap international shipping on etsy as I pay the other half myself) and when they interact with me later, regarding delay or shipment never arrived. I am not opening another store out of passion, as I am totally lost with website, but I simply have to do it. Etsy and Ebay platforms are charging far too much for their commissions. An example of this is a bottle of liver cleanse tincture (100ml = 3.5 fl oz) is sold for €40.49 (shipping included) on etsy.com/shop/reefgekko and after deduction all transaction fees, taxes, renewal, vat(s) I have around €29,86 available for deposit from this sales – about 26-27% of sale just simply gone – how nice! Welcome to inflation of 2021 – NO, it actually started well before 2021.
A lot of my clients just texted me (I gave my personal number to all my clients) and we end up doing trade off line – it is great feeling that we can trust one another. I am a human being, you call me up and hear my voice, not a robot. Quite a few of clients in Europe called me up, we just chat and laugh, and complained about the weather – how nice, I am grateful to be alive and laughing.
Please be so kind to check out my new store and have a look, thank you and have a wonderful evening and great Sunday, with Love & Gratitude 🙏