Well, What. A. Year.
I know I'm beginning to sound like a broken record but I seriously can't believe what an amazing year it's been and I can't thank you enough for your support. I sat down over the Christmas break to get my accounts in order and I suddenly realised that thanks to you amazing human beings I turned over so much in the last 12 months that I hit the VAT threshold!
This is totally amazing and I'm so grateful to each of you for your purchases, each and every one of which supports me on a daily basis, not only are you helping me to pay the bills but each order that pings through is like a giant thumbs up that keeps me smiling and cheesy as it may sound, helps me to believe in myself and my little big knit biz.
So the predicament that you may already have deduced is that becoming VAT registered means that I will need to pay an extra 20% on each sale. As they say, Turnover is vanity and Profit is Sanity and although the turnover may be looking good, the profit margins on each item are sadly too tight for me to absorb that amount on a permanent basis, therefore *ominous dum dum dum music* I'm afraid I'm going to have to increase my prices by around 10%. (i'm still working on the final figures and trying to take in as much as possible to avoid putting them up too much but there's just no avoiding it completely)
I'm currently waiting for my registration details (and the date I need to implement the change) to come through the post so I decided that in the mean time whether it be a week or a month - I'm going to offer 20% off all products on my website to thank you for your support. I couldn't have done it without you and so I hope you enjoy 20% off current prices before they increase.
The code is GIMME20, just pop it in at the checkout for 20% off. Lead times will vary depending on how many orders come in and I still have a pile to do from Christmas - so if you're in a rush or just want to know when you'll get it, drop a line in the notes during checkout or email me afterwards and I can let you know where I have you on my Spreadsheet (yes, the list has upgraded to a spreadsheet, it's a dream) but I won't keep you waiting more than a month.
Thank you again my lovely friends, I hope you'll stick with me for the next chapter even though it'll cost a little bit more, we've got amazing things to create I just know it, HAPPY NEW YEAR!