Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Big in Japan

One of the things I love about having an online business is the opportunity to make contacts with people in many other countries. So far, I have had the pleasure of doing business with many European countries, Australia, and more recently Japan. In fact, this past month I had a surge of orders from Japan for some of my EC-related items such as our Continuum Family baby gowns, diaper belts, and split crotch pants. I found out through one of my Japanese customers that she is going to be one of the main presenters at an upcoming EC conference entitled "Babies do not need diapers -Quest for the lost physical abilities of human body" on November 2nd at Tsuda College and she wanted to have some of my supplies available for people interested. How exciting is that?! I was also able to facilitate a connection between this customer and Christine Gross-Loh, author of The Diaper Free Baby, as they both live in Japan. I had the song "I'm Big in Japan" by Tom Waits running through my head all day after that... :)

Update: Here's a picture she sent me after the conference of her makeshift EC store:


Monday, October 13, 2008

FREE SHIP DAY Extended

Due to some technical difficulties and power outages in our area, our site was unreachable part of yesterday and much of the day today. So, we have decided to extend our FREE SHIP day until 11:59 p.m. PST tomorrow (Tuesday, October 14th). All orders placed up until that time will have the shipping charges refunded. Please note that this applies to orders shipping within North America only, but we will refund 50% of the shipping charges to international destinations.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your ongoing support and business!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving -- October Specials

Thanksgiving is an especially celebratory time for us. Our second daughter, who just turned 3, was born at home on October 9, 2005, the day before Thanksgiving that year. Continuum Family online was launched a year later, on October 3, 2006. We are thankful for two beautiful, healthy girls (and have a boy on the way, due in January 2009!). We are thankful for the great success of Continuum Family. We are thankful for the opportunity to be able to work and be home with our children. I get a lot of fulfillment out of being able to provide families with information and products to support them in their natural parenting journey.

So, please celebrate with us this month! We will have a FREE SHIP day -- on Monday, October 13th -- all orders placed between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. PST on that day will have the shipping charges refunded. Please note that this applies to orders shipping within North America only, but we will refund 50% of the shipping charges to international destinations.

Also, we have new shipments of both Beco Butterfly II and Pikkolo baby carriers arriving later this month. Both are available now for pre-order. For the rest of October, with the purchase of either of these carriers, you can receive a FREE basic pouch sling in any size from our Everyday collection. Just let us know in the notes at checkout which one you want. Please note that this offer is good for a basic sling (without padding or pocket) but you can upgrade to these features as well as upgrade to one of the Designer/Luxury or Organic fabrics for an extra charge. Also, sorry but this offer cannot be combined with the free ship day on Monday, October 13th.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!