Store Update vol. 01
Markus here! Hope everyone is having a great new year! Thought we'd kick off 2022 with an update on what we've been up to.
We've recently decreased pricing on the base price of custom cables as economies of scale start to kick in (i.e., cheaper material cost in bulk). Our goal is to make sure that we're offering the best pricing possible at all times.
With that being said, we've had to raise the domestic shipping cost from a flat rate of $10 to $12.90 to better align this price with the actual price we generally pay for labels. Shipping costs have consistently been on the rise, with Canada Post estimating their rates to rise on average by 3.5% and 2.8% for domestic and international shipments in 2022. We're constantly monitoring rates and working to offer the best available shipping quotes we can (we know shipping is one of the hardest parts about the keyboard hobby). All other shipping prices will remain the same for the foreseeable future.
On the topic of shipping, we're hoping to open up the store to the international community as well! More updates on that soon hopefully.
You may have noticed our website has changed significantly over the past few months. As we continue to grow we want to make sure that our branding aligns with who we are, and so the many website changes including the new colour palette, font style, collection photos, etc. are all in hopes of creating a consistent customer experience. While I don't come from a marketing background, this has arguably been one of the most fun things about Oni Keyboards.
In addition, we're also working on some store upgrades as follows:
- Cable Anatomy Guide is in the making, highlighting all the components that make up a cable in detail to better inform on your next DIY project or commission.
- Cable Coil Calculator - this one is taking a lot longer than anticipated
- Incorporating this Updates Blog for monthly (hopefully) editions
- Preset Cable styles in the works - popular colour themes with the option of customizing cable/coil length and connectors
- New products coming in soon... Tune-in on our IG on 01.22.22
- Revamping product photos for more consistency
- Recently stocked up on new FLEMO connectors (dark blue) and will be updating custom cable product pages to distinguish between 1B and 0B
- Just got in some Shimmer Mylar sleeving, will update the website soon
- A few new in-stock cable options should be dropping soon
That concludes this update! Thanks everyone for the support!