I am so remiss at blogging! Perhaps its more to do with the fact that I have no time... none at all! If I am not checking in the boxes of (lush!) stock that arrive daily, I am uploading stock to the website (and all that entails!) and if I am not doing that, then I'll be packing orders.
Actually, that's usually the bulk of my day; packing orders I mean, well at least 9am - 4pm anyway. Of course if we have tons of orders, packing parcels can easily be 6am-8pm!
Peeps are always surprised how long it takes to pack one order, I mean its not like grabbing one book of the shelf and popping it into an envelope! I've had a number of lovely peeps work here over the past 4 years and, on average, it takes me 15-20 mins to pack one order but thats because I know where everything is! Some orders; the ones with 40-50 different items, can take much longer, even over an hour! I had an order once, that took 2.5 hours to pack - mind it was HUGE!
But even with the average of 20 mins an order... in a 8 hour day, thats only 24 orders sent out... which is often a lot less than we receive! And that's if all parcels take 20 mins!
Right... back to the parcels!