As you can see from the previous post, we are still dealing with the store issues. The problems have slowed to a trickle, but I did want to make a small PSA. We are using Shopify as our store front and Printify as our supplier. At some point during the order frenzy, the two decided to stop talking to each other. Five orders were affected. The system shows them as “lost” and then “recovered.” Nothing indicated that there was an issue. The orders simply showed up as unfulfilled, which is normal because Printify takes a bit to print the items. The shipping charges didn’t apply correctly – we don’t mind that issue, since it’s in favor of the customer – but we have to manually generate those orders.
We found out about it when one of the affected people emailed and asked where their items are. I’ve sent emails to all 5 affected people and got 1 reply back. We must be going into spam. So if you are running the same set up as us for your online store, please be aware, this is a thing.
So for those of you who are asking why the store is only open sometimes, this is why. Stuff like this lingers.
Texas is broiling. Yesterday we had a high of 105. It’s been weeks and weeks of this and there is no end to it. The heat feels punishing. The dogs can only be taken outside in short bursts. It’s like the reverse of that meme where cats want out but then realize that snow is cold. Our dogs want to go, run out the door, and then run right back in. It’s hot. Everything that was green died.
Texas does this every year, but this year it came early. I spoke with a friend in NC and she told me it was hot and they were in mid-90’s. Mmmm, mid-90’s.
This yard is as dead as my creative soul. Heh.
This week is the week we have to decide if this project is worth continuing. So I’m going to finish up here, and go write a bit more. We are sending it to a couple of people this week to read the first half of the draft and see if it’s working or not. It’s only Wednesday and it feels like this week has been going on forever.