Another Round of Shipments

Posted: August 13th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: production | 6 Comments »

I shipped out a few hundred international packages today, along with a few Adventurers’ Club boxes (I have to personally verify mailing addresses for those) and some complimentary interviewee copies (same).  The postage for this run was $1,100, in case you’re wondering how all that goes.

GET LAMP Packing August 2010

I estimate I’m up to all international orders up to December 24, 2009, and all domestic orders up to August 5th. That international date sounds absolutely horrible but you have to realize there were a metric ton of pre-orders when I put out that special ‘blind fan’ price (buy it with no information about the final product, at a discount). Once that hump hops over, it shoots through the months rather quickly.

I’ve looked into various online postage for international packages, and it’s just too weird and heinous. The method I have is tedious but not entirely bad, and the resulting package is cleanly marked and looks like just the kind of thing that should go through with no problem.

If you’ve never done it, international mailing in the US is one of those things that’s basically setting up a process, no matter how weird and strange, so that it does what you need to do, and in my case, then doing it a couple thousand times. Choosing the right things to declare, the value to place on the items, and the rest… it’s all part of the big setup. And then the tedium.

All the internationals up to about July 18th are already packaged – it’s just a matter of labeling and going to the post office. Against all odds, I found a post office that is excited and delighted (really) about this many packages and this much postage going through them – I think they’re worried about budget cuts and the sudden influx of thousands of dollars in postage is going to make things very good for them. They’ve even given me a phone number to call to let them know I’m coming in so they can have staff waiting for me.

Isn’t life weird.

6 Comments on “Another Round of Shipments”

  1. 1 Michael Kohne said at 3:48 am on August 13th, 2010:

    No matter what you do or are into – somewhere, there’s someone else who thinks that’s great. Apparently this also applies to postage.

  2. 2 André said at 7:01 am on August 13th, 2010:

    Please let us know when the last international batch is sent, for the people who made the pre-order on the last days! Thanks!

  3. 3 Jason Scott said at 7:22 am on August 13th, 2010:

    I will keep updating as batches go out, so people know when things are going on. I really hope to be to the point of going “caught up!” at some point soon.

  4. 4 mike said at 11:12 pm on August 17th, 2010:

    Awesome. I got home from work today (18th) to find my DVD had arrived. Coin 597 by the way (was surprised by the number, expected to be higher!)…and am totally stoked with the whole package. Thank you Jason, for the DVD and the quick delivery. Wasn’t expecting for at least a couple more weeks so happy! Now my arguement with myself is to watch it now, or wait until I have a day to myself to relax and enjoy it…
    But thrilled it’s here none the less!

  5. 5 Jason Scott said at 11:15 pm on August 17th, 2010:

    I shipped the domestics first, all the way up to past the 1200 mark, and now I’m stepping through the internationals, so I’ve started back up from the beginning, meaning you get lower numbers.

  6. 6 V said at 11:03 am on September 1st, 2010:

    the post office thing — Jason is better than stimulus! yay! ( :

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