In the past year there have be a lot of personal rollercoasters of life that I have been on. It has been a difficult year, but there have also been some wonderful times too. 2008 is a year of change for me and those around me. Personally I need a break and professionally I have been working for some time to come up with an idea that will improve the shop for our wonderful customers…and by a stroke of luck both of these things are happening at the same time.
During the months of January and February I will be traveling…just getting in our RV and heading south with no real plan…just living day to day. The shop will be taken care of by a friend in the US. We have been working on this for quite some time and I am happy to say it is finally happening.
For the next few months all of the Sweet Sheep products will be shipping from Maryland. I have been taking things out of the Canadian shop and shipping them to Maryland and we will be making the transition over Christmas…this means a few things.
First, not all of our regular line will be avail in Jan/Feb. I have tried to split things up and it will be a bit of a mish mash for a while until I am able to even things out.
Second, the Canadian shop will only be closed for a few months…you will still be able to shop at The Sweet Sheep, it will just be shipping from Maryland and will not have our full line available.
I will have email access at least once a week so I will ask you to please be patient with me for email responses.
Here is the exciting part!
When I return in March we will then be re opening the Canadian shop as well as keeping the US shop running! You will be able to purchase from The Sweet Sheep in your home currency and shipping will be more affordable for our US customers and much faster. This has been something I have been wanting to do for a very long time. Canada post keeps raising our rates and I really feel that this is a better option.
My long term plan is to have both shops running parallel stock, but as I’m sure you understand it will take quite a while to even things out and I will appreciate your patience as I do this. Most of this will not be happening until we are into March, so we have some time.
In the mean time, I will be shipping from the Canadian location until Christmas, at that point we will be switching the shop over to our US location. Everything will look pretty much the same except the available stock and shipping rates, for the time being the currency will remain Canadian so that our Canuck customers do not pay any more for the exchange rate and our US customers get their bonus with the exchange rate too!
I will keep you updated as things change. I can honestly say I will be glad to close the lid on 2008 and am really looking forward to 2009 and the upcoming trip and wedding.
Thank you all for being such wonderful customers and friends, I am truly amazed at how many friends I have been blessed to meet through the shop.
I will absolutely be blogging my wonderful adventures in the new year!