March 12, 2010
Several of you have asked us to do a post showing the progression of orders here at The Loopy Ewe, so today, Loopy is going to follow one order from start to finish and show you what happens to your order, once you hit the “place order” button!
We come in first thing in the morning and print the orders out. Then I write on them and check out the fun things that you ordered. :-)
The stack of orders goes out to the main packing area and gets put into the order tray.
Next we add one order (and order giftie) to each of the bins on our rolling cart. We have two rolling carts like this and we just keep re-filling them all day long until the orders are done.
Here are the red bins full of the different gifties that go into your orders, depending on which order number this is for you.
Once the rolling cart has been filled, it gets pulled back over to the wrapping counters.
And then we package up each of your orders.
Next, your order gets put into a box. We tape both ends of the boxes now because the adhesive that the post office uses is worthless. It used to work. Now it doesn’t. And we sure don’t want the flaps opening up and your yarn getting dumped somewhere enroute. (Loopy doesn’t get to use the tape dispenser, for obvious reasons.)
The box gets weighed and we write your last name, your order number, and the weight on the outside of the box.
We enter that into the computer and it processes the shipping label to go on your box.
Then the boxes are wheeled to the front lobby area to wait for the mailman to appear and take them on their way to your house.
If you’re lucky, the box goes directly from our front lobby to your mailbox. If the postal service is up to some tricks, they might send your box from one end of this country to the other, and THEN deliver it to your mailbox. FPS. We do love packing up your orders and sending them off to you every day!