The first rule of business is advertising — or is it location? I can never remember. However, advertising costs money. With a bit of prompting from readers, we finally came up with a solution — make the customers pay for our advertising. Here's how it works: We spend some time and effort to make cool swag, and sell it inexpensively. You get nice swag, we get free advertising when people see it, and hopefully everyone ends up happy.
We want the readers to feel like they're sharing some fun with us, rather than shaken down for loose change. To facilitate that, we're pricing the goods in this shop very near our production costs. Overall, the store manages to lose a little every month. Patty's entire product line is her writing. This stuff is just for fun.
We ship almost everything by priority mail. It's more secure, and vastly easier than running around town looking for packing materials all the time. We generally ship once a week, usually on Fridays. Please be patient — we're sometimes a little slow!
The USPS postage calculator works pretty well for shipments in the USA, but gets a little wonky with overseas shipments. There are a plethora of rules on how big and how heavy things can be and still go by first class mail, and lacking such information, the calculator charges at the very exorbitant priority rates. I can't fix the calculator, but I can (and will) refund the difference. Sorry!
If you have a problem with an order, feel free to contact me.
Phone: (509) 222-8168.
Mike & Patty Briggs
P.O. Box 5394
Benton City, WA 99320