Well, it's been a busy week!
We moved our whole shop to expand to a bigger space, about twice what we just moved into only 6 months ago. For this move, we only had to lose 3 days of shipping, which is actually faster than we anticipated things would happen. We packed up the last of the orders we had on Monday and used Tuesday to pack, Wednesday to move, and Thursday to set back up, and we were up and fully operational again on Friday. We were about half-staffed on Saturday, to catch up from the lost shipping time during the week, and we're going to resume this coming week as normal.
Our team had a great attitude during the whole move, and they really showed us how effective hard work and team effort can be when we all have a goal in mind. Be sure to thank them in your order comments if you're going to be ordering from us soon, they all worked really hard and moved a lot of heavy stuff so that we can keep on providing you guys with the writing stuff you love :) We're very quickly settling into our new space and we're getting excited about continuing to grow.
That said, it's still going to be probably a week or so before I'm able to get Ink Nouveau back up to speed. I am in the process of setting up my new studio, which you will soon be able to see in my videos once I get them going again. On top of that, I have a new camera (Canon 5D Mark III) that just came in on Monday, of course right before the move! I got a couple of new lenses, too. I'm learning to use all my new stuff, so expect that I'll be continually improving photography all around for GouletPens.com and Ink Nouveau.
Coincidentally, we also completed a website redesign on GouletPens.com this past week. We didn't plan to have the move and the website changes coincide, it just worked out that way! It's probably best because although we'd been working on the new design for the last month, the actual implementation took the better part of Tuesday and our site had to be down during that time. This week was a bit of organized chaos for us, but we're finding our groove again and getting really pumped to get back into the zone and keep on doing what we do best.
Thanks to you all for continuing to support our store and Ink Nouveau. Our growth would not be possible without your help and support. We're moving to a larger space because we have plans to stick around for a good long while, and continue to grow for the foreseeable future. Thanks for being patient with us on the blog and with emails as we transition, and look for a whole lot more exciting stuff to be coming from the Goulet's and crew :)