Project refill update
You win some, you lose some...
In the case of the crunchy bag of candle jars clutched in my hand, they most definitely lost this one.
As you may know, I've been offering a candle refill option for the past couple of months. So far, it's been going decently well, although the whole process is a bit clunkier than I'd like. I want things to be easy for you guys. And as I shake these shards of glass together, I can see that shipping back your jars for me to refill is not exactly straightforward.
It didn't help that these particular ones went on a three week mystery tour before being cheerfully handed over to me by Nigel (shoutout to the best postal worker around).
So I've made the decision to suspend the long-distance refill idea for the time being. Too much can go wrong. And I don't want you to have to hoard the original shipping box, packing peanuts, and mailer until you're ready for a refill.
But besides the packaging issue, the jars would still have to be shipped twice (from you to me, then back to you. It's adding an unnecessary journey. And we don't like taking unnecessary journeys round these parts.
Now, I'll still happily accept local refills, in which either myself or yourself can pick up/drop off the jars. I understand that this is not a perfect option either, as many of you won't be within a reasonable distance.
Forgive me, I'm just one person of average intelligence with a below average attention span. This hasn't been my top priority recently, which is not to say it's been forgotten about, it's just percolating.
By which I mean that the drops of 'real-world experience' are filtering down into the collection pot of 'better ideas'.
I may pick up and drop these ideas periodically to see if they offer improvements - which could involve turning this project in a slightly different direction. We'll see. I promise to keep you guys in the loop, just as soon as I find the loop.
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently - Henry Ford.