Wednesday, December 19, 2012

When it Works...

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When things work everything is good. When things don’t work, what a headache for everyone involved. Most of my business is conducted over the internet. I am unfortunately reliant on the sites working and processing orders. During the Christmas season things can get a little hectic and overwhelming. The problems come about when the technology that I am so reliant upon doesn’t work and a stray order falls through the cracks.

 

I’ve probably processed over a hundred orders in the past month if not more. This may not seem like a lot but it is to me. I may also be completely off in my number and probably processed 500 orders. It just starts to blur into one big order after weeks of packaging and shipping. I’ve also have to keep track of stock on this end. No easy task when things seem to be going out as quickly as it comes in.

 Don't think I will achieve this...

Things are beginning to slow down and we are reaching that point in time when it is not possible to receive a shipment prior to Christmas. There are those who will hold out hope that they can order something and receive it in time for the holidays. I have placed orders for stock and I’m not sure I will receive it before the holidays. I have friends who are now posting on Facebook that their orders from various retailers may not arrive in time because there are delays with UPS and FedEx.

 

Like that old saying “The cobblers children have no shoes,” I haven’t started my Christmas shopping yet. I still need to figure out what my kids what for Christmas then try and get it. I know, I’m going to be shopping at the busiest time of year. I’m dreading this task just as I’ve dreaded going grocery shopping for the past month. I’m not sure where everyone comes from but how can a grocery store get so busy? Don’t people shop for food all the time? I’m truly looking forward to the new year, hopefully things will get back to normal.
 
This may work as a last resort

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