I know I get fed up with seeing promotional e-mails in my various inboxes this time of year and having to delete them all after taking a quick scan to see if there’s anything that’s not just repetition of the same discount that is offered continuously the rest of the year. It starts before Thanksgiving, with “pre Black Friday”, then Black Friday itself, then Small Business Saturday, then – whatever that Sunday is, then Cyber Monday, then Giving Tuesday. Pretty soon it will be Wild Wednesday, and Thrifty Thursday, with each named day an excuse to send out yet another spam communication.
I’m guilty of occasionally sending out a promotional newsletter, too, but try not to send out redundant spam. We have two sales a year, summer and winter, and it’s time for the winter “holiday” sale. I announced it in a single newsletter, which may have gotten lost in the avalanche of junk mail, but am running it through December 26 to give everyone who wants to a chance to use it. There’s no rush, no pushing, no losing out because the code was only valid for one day. If your order is $15 or more, just enter the code at checkout. Best wishes to all for a good winter holiday season.
For those of you in the Seattle area, we will be at the Northwest Orchid Society Fall Show and Sale on Saturday, November 4 from 9-5, and on Sunday, November 5 from 10-4. Admission is free. We will have our full line of fragrances on display for testing and purchase (we will also have orchid plants).
The show will take place at Swanson’s Nursery, 9701 15th Ave NW
Seattle WA, 98117. If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by, enjoy the orchids and the fragrances, and say hello!
We will be taking our annual summer vacation starting on Saturday, July 29, returning on Saturday August 12. No orders will ship during this time. To help compensate for the delay, we are offering a discount of 10% off any order totaling $15 or more placed during this time. To obtain your discount enter the code VACATION10 at checkout. After August 12, orders will be shipped in the sequence received.
The new website went live yesterday, and the test items sold out immediately (who doesn’t want a perfume gift box for $0.01?)! I have removed that item from the store, but may offer something else in return for feedback if it seems additional feedback is needed. What I have received so far is very helpful. Thanks to everyone for your suggestions!
I have corrected some errors, added categories under the “fragrance” heading, and done a few other tweaks. I’m still working on some other issues, but will do whatever I can to make things look good and work reliably.
In the meantime, to celebrate the seventh anniversary of Olympic Orchids Perfumes, we are offering a 20% discount on all orders of $15 or more. The coupon code is seven20, and there’s a prominent place to enter it when you check out. It has been extended through tomorrow, July 24.
A new look for the original Olympic Orchids Boutique is long overdue. I hope that the new format will be more attractive and user-friendly than the old one. I have added new, standardized images of all of our products, made the page display more user-friendly and mobile-device-friendly, standardized sizes and pricing, and simplified shipping options including free US shipping for packages weighing less than 1 pound. I have also made the site more secure with SSL.
As this new site goes live, I expect that there will be some bugs, so I will have a special offer for the first 10 people who place an order on the new website. Whenever you visit this site, please let me know of any errors, any difficulties you may be having, or suggestions for improvement. I want browsing and shopping here to be an enjoyable experience for you!