We are raising prices on several of our popular products 5-7%. The two primary reasons for the price increases are due to the cost of materials and the cost of doing business online. 1) We have seen a raise in our aluminum, steel, and brass costs. Aluminum being the most note worthy for us seeing a raise of over 70% in the last year alone. While we expect these prices to come down over time they probably won’t reach prior lows. 2) Paypal our online payment system also has increased the rate they charge by an additional 1-2% for every transaction.
We have a small sample set of Dial Indicators from our supplier due in at the end of this week for testing. Our supplier has over doubled the order from last time hopefully slowing down some of these outages that we have encountered over the last year with customs and other import problems.
We hope to be able to start ordering this by the case in the following week or two.
We are experiencing some abnormal weather conditions that have caused power and internet outages. It also has caused some delays with supply shipments. Please expect orders to take an additional 2-4 business days during this week as the ice thaws out and services start to return to normal.
We have had several delays in international shipping for both United States Postal Service First Class and Priority Mail shipping. Guarantees from all international shipping providers have been suspended due to Covid-19. Please understand if you are ordering internationally shipping times may vary drastically. It is our policy to offer a refund if the order doesn’t arrive in 12 weeks from ship date with international shipping per industry standards during this time.
There doesn’t seem to be a systematic reason for the delays. As an example have had First Class Packages arrive in the UK, Finland and Australia in 3-4 weeks while packages to Germany have taken 11 weeks.
If you need your order shipping quicker we can work with UPS but the costs will likely exceed the cost of the order. Please contact us for more information at:email@example.com
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