Happy May! 🙂 In honor of International Worker’s Day, I’d like to take the opportunity to plug one of my favorite books of the last few years, Reinventing Organizations. Decentralized, self-organizing businesses’really do exist, in industries?from manufacturing to healthcare, and this book shows how it can be done. As an idealist who has found myself suddenly running a manufacturing business with a growing team of employees, I find this vision extremely inspiring and I hope that someday this business can have as big an impact of empowerment and liberation through’the lives of the people working for it as it does through the products it sells.
Anyway, here are the updates:
The biggest good news is that we’ve been able to get a better placeholder rice protein that doesn’t have the?awful burnt taste of the previous one. All the products made in the last month or so have been made with this new rice protein. Phew! :p Still no updates on availability from our preferred supplier, but the worst is over.
Part of the reason we didn’t announce this earlier is that we were also?a bit backlogged over’the past month as well. One of our manufacturing technicians, Justin, had to stop working due to (unrelated) health issues and production slowed as we filled in for him and looked for a replacement. Fortunately, he is recovering and we have hired Julia, who, along with Jamaica, is now cranking out batches at an impressive rate. So we’re happy to say that the shipping delays of the last’several weeks have?been resolved, and we’re back to shipping next-day, or close to it!
Now that we’re caught up with our backlog, I’m excited to finally introduce something I’ve wanted to do for a while: free shipping on larger orders. As we’ve honed our process and seen sales stabilize at a sustainable?level, we are finally at a point where we can begin to?pass cost-savings back to you, our customers. So, to start with, we are offering free shipping on orders and subscriptions over $100!?:D This is only for US orders unfortunately international shipping is still prohibitively expensive, though international expansion is part of our plan, as soon as we have the volume to make it work, logistically.
As part of this update, we’re adding the option to have your subscription delivered every two months, so that you can consolidate your subscription into a larger order to…