Payment Module Update

Hey Everyone!

Just a quick note to let you know we are in the process of updating our Payment system. It will probably take a couple of days or so. If you run into a glitch before the transition is complete, please let me know and I can help you complete your order. OK?

Thank you for your patience and have a very Happy & Safe Thanksgiving!!!

~Speziale

Switch to US Shipping Only

Hi Everyone!

I have decided to suspend my international shipping program effective immediately. With the rise of international tariffs, the constant increases in USPS shipping costs and our own goofy US sales tax nexus stuff, it is just too time consuming and complicated to keep up with. I’m sorry to say I just can’t afford the financial losses anymore. If things calm down or if more affordable options come along in the future I may be able to resume sales outside the US, but for now it is just too expensive and complicated.

I’m so sorry.

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Speziale Is Going Part-Time

As some of you already know things have been difficult lately. I have become extremely overwhelmed with Covid, homeschooling, personal stuff, and family stuff. Over the last few months it has become harder and harder for me to keep up with my business on top of all the other new challenges I find myself facing daily. Honestly I have been considering permanently closing my doors for the last few months, but the thought of it made me so very sad. 😦  So, after a lot of prayer and deliberation I have decided cut back on my hours and work part-time instead. 

I don’t know for sure how long this will last. There are too many variables in play right now, but know that I will continue to do my best to fill all orders in a timely manner. They may not go out in 12-24 hours like before, but I’m hoping I can fill all new orders within a couple days or so depending upon circumstances at home.

Effective immediately, I will switch from my normal 30-50 hour work week to an every other day type of schedule. I will be working most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If possible I will continue to check email and answer questions on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays but I will not be able to fill orders on those days most of the time due to other obligations. Sundays will be my day off along with other scheduled “vacation days or weeks” as needed.

For those who shop from my Etsy store, availability will be limited to custom rosaries and pre-made/ready to ship items. “Made to Order” rosaries will only be available on my website for the time being.

I apologize for the inconvenience this may cause, but my goal is to eventually move back to full time. I just don’t know for sure when that will be possible. Fingers crossed. 🙂

Thank you for your support.  I have the best customers EVER!!!

Take care, stay healthy, and God Bless you all!

Phyllis

Rosaries by Speziale

Shipping Increases

Hey Everyone! Unfortunately I have bad news….USPS raised their rates again. 😦

The last couple of increases I paid myself, but this one is just too big. So unfortunately, starting today my shipping rates are going up a little bit. Honestly I’m not sure if this set of increases are permanent or temporary, so for now my flat rate 1st class US shipping will go up to $3.95 and Canadian shipping will go up to $13.50. Other options like priority and insurance have all gone up anywhere from a few cents to a couple of dollars. As usual, if you have any questions please let me know.

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New Pictures Coming Soon!

I’m finally in the process of updating pictures. YAY! If you are looking at an item and the picture is missing, just wait a minute or two and it will pop back up. It just means I’m in the process of adding the new images to the listing.

As before the images will be color coded to help make browsing easier. Italian silver plate parts will have a blue background. Gold plated parts will have a pink background. Sterling silver will have either a purple background or a purple bar across (I’m not sure which yet :)).  American made pewter will either be white background or another color. I’m still working on those. 🙂

As usual, if you have any questions, please let me know.

 

Pictures & New Flat Link Chain

HI Everyone!

I recently found out my manufacturer discontinued the flat link chain I use on my less expensive rosaries. 😦  I can special order more, but the minimums are HUGE!

For now I am experimenting with the next size up. As soon as I am able I will add both options for my custom rosaries, but here is a picture so you can see the difference. They are very close in size, but the new stuff has a thicker look to it and is slightly larger. Once I add this option to the store I will take a better picture next to beads so you can see how they look. As always if you have questions please let me know. 🙂

Take care,
Phyllis 🙂

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Shopping Cart PayPal Button

Hey Everyone!

Just a heads up to let you know I am in the process of testing the PayPal Express button located underneath the “Check Out” button in the shopping cart.  It seems to be working ok now, so if you would like to use this to expedite your checkout, please feel free to try it.  If you run into any issues, please let me know.

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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 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?