I have to write this blog because I have been discouraged at seeing comments made on other people's hand made business pages regarding wait time and discouragement regarding ordering because of wait time. Then after reading these comments see that so many other people have so many good things to say about the items they receive and that it is worth the wait!
I personally have a 5 week wait currently and that is just because of the amount of orders we have. At any given time we have between 80-100 open orders. We work very hard and I pride myself in the amount of detail and time dedicated to each piece that I create as I know many others do!
Some shops handle things differently. I know that "Sweet Love Creates" only works on Ready to ship nights and if you miss the item, well then you miss the item. She does not have her store open, and I honestly can say that I understand why she does things this way! She has had to remove her wall comment option on her page because so many people have been leaving negative comments on her page and I am just completley sadened by this!
I read in an article once that "Prop Junkie" put out that the better the vendor the longer you will have to wait. I was so appreciative to see that someone understood that there are hands that make these items from scratch and if your product is good quality and has superb style....well then you get orders, and you get a lot of them! Who is going to make it all? Yes most of the time Mom's....................Mom's who work out of their home and take care of their children, and their families.....so please let's not leave negative comments about how they are choosing not to stretch themselves so far thin that they are no good to the people that LOVE them!
It is a complete honour to create and make things from scratch to send all over the world for those of you who appreciate it! And I have just seen too often people making comments that are not necessary to those busy vendors about turnaround time and how they run their shop to manage that turnaround time.
So if your support lands with small businesses who handmake their items, the truth of the matter is they CANNOT compete with turn around time that some other businesses offer, because they buy their products from overseas! BUT no matter who you choose to support based on your own personal needs.....their is one thing to keep in mind.......please avoid the public negative comments! It is not necessary, and discourages those small handmade businesses A.K.A: those Mom's who are at home making those sweet little items for you!