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Update: November 2013
Once again times has sped by and we are now several days into November. Before you know it, we will be enjoying a Thanksgiving meal with family and/or friends. I am already beginning to smell the turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy and pumpkin pie. Many will also celebrate a birthday this month and the addition of another candle on their birthday cake. My cake will have 55 candles this month. Get the fire extinguisher ready or put the fire department on stand-by. I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Birthday to those born in November.
We continue to move forward with the new contoured styled twill diapers. The manufacturer has my order and production should be underway at this time for four sizes of contoured diapers along with three pre-fold diaper sizes. All diapers from this point on will be made using the same quality diaper twill material, layering of 4 x 10 x 4 and sewn with light blue thread on the edges. I had contoured sample made with multi-colored thread but decided in the long run to select a light blue thread which matched the color in our company label. The blue is just a little lighter than the blue used on our current pre-fold diapers.
The manufacturer has given me a production time of fifteen days for our new diapers. Shipping time is normally around one to two weeks. It is my hope the new order of diapers will be here by the end of November. I will cross my fingers as production of our new contoured diapers has taken much longer than expected. Numerous email have gone back and forth between us discussing the specifications of the diapers as well as drawings to reflect the exact contours at the front and back. It’s been very trying at times and I often wondered if it was worth my time and effort to move forward with the contoured diapers. We are on the home stretch and it is my hope the final design will become a favorite for those looking for a thinner diaper for use during the day but possesses the absorption qualities of a pre-fold.
Included with the order are 4mm and 7mm original snap-on pants in size 4XL. Please note the 4XL pants are not listed at the On-Hand Quantities page since they were special ordered pant. Sales are so brisk at this time that a new order will once again be placed this month. Certain patterns and sizes are hard to keep at my minimum level so newly manufactured pants are always arriving.
Sales of our new polyurethane laminate (PUL) pants continues to increase as word spreads about this quality product. KINS is currently manufacturing pull-on and snap-on pants along with bibs using the last three fabrics delivered in March. Again, this process has taken longer than expected. The last three fabrics being added to our selection will be solid white, and the prints sassy dots and pond frogs & turtles. I have spoken to Jenny at KINS and they are in the process of cutting all the pattern selections. I am just awaiting word as to the colors of snaps I need to purchase in order to complete the manufacturing process.
I am in possession of additional cowboy and dinosaur print material and it will soon be shipped to KINS. Sales of the snap-on pants far exceeded our expectation. Who would have thought as this also surprised Jenny. It is my hope to have additional snap-on pants and bibs using these two prints before KINS closes for the holidays.
Many customers are receiving refunds through PayPal for excess shipping charges. Our shopping cart is linked to the United States Postal Service (USPS) website. Our administrative product option page reflects the item weight and when the final total is calculated, a shipping charge is attached to the order. Customers have the opportunity to select either priority, first class or standard postage. Many times when the order is for one or two items, the postage is right on the money. For larger orders, and still not sure why, the postage rate is not even in the ballpark. In addition, USPS has a few priority mail options which allows me the select packaging which result in a delivery time of 2 to 3 days and at the same time, save you money. I could keep the extra funds, but this is not me and your hard earned money is returned through PayPal.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support. Sales are very steady with purchases being made by our loyal customers. The majority of names are familiar but over the past few months, new names are appearing at our website. Many are customers who normally make their purchases from other Internet sources of reusable incontinent products. It has taken longer than expected, but people continue to hear about our quality products at affordable prices. It is also amazing orders continue to increase from countries such as Mexico, France, Denmark, Australia and Japan. These are just a few of the countries our products are being sent to. We truly are a worldwide supplier.
As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about our products or service.