So, our first socially distant new comic book day is in the books and I think I’ve figured out a few things going forward.
I want to thank all of our supportive customers who have offered their help, have been willing to use our ad hoc payment and distribution system (such as it is) and have just been all around awesome folks!
To limit contact with others, I am the alone in the store every day except Tuesday, where Matt helps me sort through the books. This limited contact sucks, but it is the best option for preventing me from coming in contact with the virus. While I do it to keep myself and my family as safe as possible, I also do it so that the handling of your books are by as few people as possible and that we take precautions.
I will drop the packages off on your porches, I will drop a bag into your car … but I need to maintain minimum contact until this is all over. That’s why we really prefer to take PayPal prepayments.
Going forward, if you want to and are able to help us, here is what you need to do:
1. Request an invoice for you books to our email: email@example.com
2. Let us know if you want to pickup on the curb (Boston Ave), get a delivery drop off, mail the books via USPS or hold your books until this is over.
3. After receiving the invoice, pay us on PayPal. Our PayPal ID is firstname.lastname@example.org .. if you have a PayPal ID, we can send you an invoice directly through PayPal.
Our schedule will be as follows:
WEDNESDAY: curbside pickup only. Pay your invoice via paypal and call the shop and I will be right out with your books.
THURSDAY: delivery of all invoices requesting delivery paid by 6PM Wednesday night. Curbside pickup if time allows.
FRIDAY: curbside pickup only. Pay your invoice via paypal and call the shop and I will be right out with your books.
SATURDAY: delivery of all invoices requesting delivery paid by 5PM Friday night. Curbside pickup if time allows.
Sunday and Monday are going to remain my days off, but I’m sure I’ll be processing paperwork during this time. Tuesday is the day we sort through the new books, but we could do a curbside pickup or two if you call ahead an prepay.
The store phone will forward to my cell phone while this is all going on, so feel free to call me within our normal store hours.
Thank you for your time and effort.
P.S. If you want to buy Gift Certificates, or just prepay for your comics, you can do so through PayPal, just put “Gift Certificate” in the description column. We will drop a credit notice into your pull bin.
P.S. If you like our gloved logo above, I set it up as a tee shirt. We get around $5 for each purchase if anyone is interested in it. https://teespring.com/stores/rubber-mallet-comics