Phases 1 & 2 Now Complete

Hey Everyone!!

Phases 1 & 2 of the new store upgrade are now complete! YAY!! 🙂 All the pretty stuff is finally done!!  Phase 3 will involve a lot of back end stuff including fixing that pesky PayPal button, retaking pictures, rewriting descriptions, SEO and adding more details to each listing.  It will take a couple of months to get that part finished, so if you see anything wonky in the mean time please let me know.

Below is a picture of the new item pages. I was able to add a “short description” directly under each item title. Minimizing those and making them more concise will be a big part of Phase 3. Hopefully once finished they will help with any confusion regarding items used for custom rosaries versus items available for individual sale. If you have any questions or see any type-o’s or other errors, please let me know. 🙂  Thank you for your patience during this transition. It has been greatly appreciated!
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Phase 1 Complete!

Hi Everyone!

Phase 1 of the new website design is complete now.  Phase II has started which involves updating listings and adding short descriptions.  I’m not sure how long this phase will take, but I will let you know once it’s completed, by posting about the new layout and where to find all the basic stuff. OK?

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New Website Update

Woo Hoo!!! We are making good progress on the new website. Right now the initial upgrade will kick in around July 15th. It looks like I will be able to keep the store live during the initial upgrade which is good. The switch over will come in 3 phases. First will be the new layout (see below), then comes phase 2 which includes adding short descriptions in listings and breadcrumb trails to help with site navigation.  Finally phase 3 will include updates to listings which will hopefully make them easier to read, but will take a few months to complete.  YAY!!

Update!!!  Phase 1 is now up and running. We still have a couple bugs to work out, but for now things seem to be working well!  Come by and take a peek at the new mobile friendly design!! 🙂

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New Website Coming Soon

I am in the process of designing a new mobile friendly website. Google will start bumping me from certain web searches if my site isn’t converted to mobile friendly. My goal is to have it ready by late July or early August, but we will see ho wit goes. simple_smiley

For now things will be the same, but the new site will replace a lot of the text on my homepage with photos and links. If there is something you would like to see on the new site, please let me know and I will see if we can make it happen. OK?

Sales Tax Rules & Pick Ups Only

To my wonderful Colorado customers,

I have an update on the new Colorado State sales tax regulations.  I’m sorry to say it’s not good news, which is why after a lot of research and thought I have decided to change my shipping policies for customers within the state of Colorado effective December 1st 2018.

The state of Colorado has changed regulations in a way that clobbers small businesses like mine.  They now require the submission of sales tax returns based on point of delivery.  In the past we only paid sales taxes for state and shared city or counties, but we are now required to know and understand the sales tax regulations for every point of delivery within the state including cities, counties and special districts not shared with the seller.  Sales tax returns must be filed monthly for each point of delivery occurring within that month.  Since we are also a home rule state, many of those cities are home rule which means we must submit returns for them separately.  They can’t be included with our state sales tax return.  The number of returns I would be required to submit every year would increase more than 10 fold.

The sad thing is that sellers outside of Colorado are being held to a $100,000 nexus requirement which means they only have to file sales tax returns if they sell over $100,000 in goods, but in-state sellers are required to submit on EVERY SALE even if it is only ten cents.  The Denver Post ran an article about these new rules and how they will harm small businesses in the state.  Hopefully their political clout will pressure law makers to change the rules so that Colorado citizens are held to the same rules as out of state sellers, but for now we have to make do.

Unfortunately my head injuries limit my ability to comply with something this complicated and I don’t have the finances to pay a 3rd party to keep track of sales and file for me.  As a result I am in the process of removing shipping options and adding a “pick up” only option for those in Colorado who still wish to buy and are willing to drive to Westminster Jeffco for pick up (effective December 1st 2018).  If you would like to have a courier service pick up and deliver your package, I would just need to know who is coming and when so I can have your package ready.  The couriers I’ve checked into charge about $20-$50 for same day delivery within Denver metro, so I’m not sure that would be a viable option for most.

I’m so sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If the rules change I will post an update here. OK?

Take care and God Bless!
Phyllis
Rosaries by Speziale

White Rhodium Lily Set Back In Stock!!

Hi Everyone!

Just a quick note to let you all know that my white rhodium lily set that had been discontinued by the manufacturer is now back in stock.  I was able to negotiate a decent deal with them to make more for me.  YAY!!

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Discontinued Item: Holy Spirit Crucifix

Hi Everyone!  I have decided to discontinue my Holy Spirit crucifix.  Unfortunately, every order received from the manufacturer included a significant number of damaged items. The losses became to much to cover on my own and raising the prices to cover the extra cost didn’t seem right considering how fragile this particular cross is. I apologize for any inconvenience.b_wink

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