Black Friday 2020

Hello everyone!

A month has passed since the last blog update about the store. I thought I’d update again regarding some minute changes!!

Shipping Restrictions

I’ll be shipping orders via post office weekly now since our parents finally allowed us to go out. Being an at risk person with bad lungs, it was difficult to convince them! But the post office is just near our house so it’s easy to just drop stuff off and go home right after. One notable change though is our post office only accepts parcels from certain countries due to restrictions in other countries, mostly in Europe.

Here’s a list of accepted countries by the local post office:

  • USA
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • most Asian countries

For countries not listed above, I can only ship out via DHL Express, DHL eCommerce (postal), and Premium Postal (Sweden post). The prices will be available at the cart page at at checkout, so you can decide which is better for you 😀

New shipping schedule

Shipments will be done weekly:

  • Post office, every Friday
  • DHL eCommerce and Premium Postal, every Wednesday
  • DHL Express, every Monday

Check out directly with your card via PayMongo

Also added a new payment method for both local and overseas customers!

You can now check out via PayMongo with your credit/debit cards. You can now bypass PayPal checkout if you prefer to check out directly with your card. Also, all transactions done through PayMongo will go straight to my bank account. So that’s a huge weight off my shoulders since I’m paranoid PayPal might hold my funds someday 😭

I’m also preparing subscriptions for when I move out of Patreon! Please look forward to it 😀

Black Friday Sale

And, most importantly! Black Friday sale is up from Nov 26-28! Although, I might extend it a bit depending on the store activity this weekend ehe 😅

Free shipping — orders above PhP 3,600 ~ $70 USD

LILIUM1127 — 10% off discount code

For those who prefer shopping in Etsy:

LILIUMFS — free shipping code for orders above PhP 3,600 ~ $70 USD

10% off storewide except for Face Masks for Charity


If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via the store’s contact form, send me a question on CuriousCat (anon is on!), or dm me on twitter 😀

Please take care and stay safe!!!

October 2020 Update

This is the first time I’ve closed down the store for more than a couple of hours for an update!! And I’m glad to announce that the store is back up and running 💕

New preorders for manjuu are now open, this will be the last batch for this year. Holidays are nearing, which means supplier-sans will take a little longer to respond and packages may be a little slower once they’re out in transit to you.

I’ve changed couriers finally! My experience with the previous one wasn’t really good, but it’s a learning experience. Perhaps they were just really understaffed, but I don’t want anyone’s packages handled poorly. So I’m happy I was able to find alternatives in the past couple of weeks.

The post office near us misses me, as I haven’t gone there since February!! But my parents aren’t allowing me to use public transportation to go around (only my dad can drive and he has work) so I can’t go to the post office personally. But artist friends here are helping each other out, so we’ll be helping each other out with each other’s packages haha! I’m happy that despite these problem-ridden times, we’re able to make do with whatever networks we have. Post office rates have been updated as mentioned earlier. I’ve just fixed how everything looks so it won’t be too hard on the eyes.

The new schedule for shipments for the rest of the year are as follows:

DHL Express (international)
Transit time: 2-5 working days
Ship out: as often as needed, when packaging materials are available

Private Postal Service (international)
Transit time: 7-12 working days (Asia), 15-20 working days (others)
Ship out: every other week or every 5 orders 

Regular Mail aka Post office (international)
Transit time: 18-25 working days
Ship out: Oct 30, Nov 30, Dec 11 

Local shipments (Philippines)
Transit time: 3-5 working days
Ship out: every other day

The store’s default currency has been changed to (PHP) Philippine Peso! You can still view the prices in USD by using the store’s currency switcher, but I will still receive your payments in my country’s currency. I’ve also added GBP, EUR, and JPY for those based in other countries as well. Conversion has been bad recently due to our struggling economy, hence this change. I hope you guys don’t mind 🙏🏼💦

Hoping the rest of the year goes well for everyone! We’re still kinda under quarantine. Though, not really much has changed for me personally since I can’t really go out due to my asthma and weak lungs in general ;O;)/

Please continue practicing good hygiene and stay safe out there!

September 2020 Update

Hey, guys!

So most of the items in the store are already here, save for the dolls and the new batch of manjuu preorder batches. My problem with the dolls is the courier experiencing backlog due to Covid-19. They ship by sea and usually it takes 11 days for shipments to arrive, but recently it takes them up to a month. Hopefully, I get info soon if the dolls have arrived here in the Philippines! I’ll post asap when they’re finally home.

 

REGARDING SHIPPING FEES

The post office is functional again! Parcels are accepted for limited countries only, and a surcharge has been added for all shipping fees. Prices have been adjusted, and can be seen at checkout! But if you choose regular mail for your shipping, your order will be shipped out around end of October to mid November 2020.

List of accepted countries for regular mail via Philippine Post Office

  • Australia
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom / Great Britain
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • USA

If you have questions, feel free to drop me a message via the contact form or dm me on Twitter! Please take care everyone 🙂

August 2020 Update

Hey guys!

I feel like I have to apologize since every update on here is about quarantine huhu but there’s not much going on here that’s affecting the store other than quarantine ><

 

QUARANTINE UPDATE

Metro Manila is currently under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) due to hospitals going over capacity and health workers pleading our government to actually do something. MECQ will end on August 18, but we have no assurance until they’ve really laid out plans to do within these two weeks.

Fortunately, the private courier I use still does pickups. Essential services like markets, groceries, couriers, etc. are still functional. Although there are travel restrictions again, so post office trips may not be possible within the month. As of writing, there are also no updates regarding shipping outbound international mail. So until they make a formal announcement that the post office can ship outbound international mail, DHL will be the only courier I will be using for international mail hence the current price adjustment for shipping.

But DHL isn’t exempted from delays. They’ve probably slowed down due to the volume and the backlog from not being able to ship out things from March to May. So tracking numbers make take a week or two to be registered after I send them out! Packages get picked up from my place, then queued at the courier’s office to get tracking numbers, then queued at the courier’s vehicles for shipping out.

I humbly request everyone’s patience again;; I’m doing my best to ship out everything on time, but sometimes it’s difficult to manage because of various things I can’t control. So please, be safe when you go out!

 

SHOP ITEMS UPDATE

Most items in the store have already arrived at my place! The only ones in production that haven’t come home are the Endeavor and Hawks dolls. They were supposed to be shipped out last week, but delays happened so I might get them mid August. It will depend on how strict the quarantine guidelines are this time, but I think that schedule will be more or less followed.

Boku no Neko Academia pins are still on preorder status, I will be placing the order with supplier-san this week. There are extras so the listing will remain up until all the stocks have been bought.

The neko pins will be shipped with the next batch of Hope in the Wind, Asphyxia, and Indoctrinate enamel pins. These are the Hawks enamel pins, Shigaraki hands chained enamel pins, and the Overhaul beak mask pin.

The Zack Fair pin for August to September Enamel Pin Club members should be released within the week as well. I will consider putting the Rengoku pin and the Zack Fair up for sale instead and close my Patreon should the situation worsen, as it would be difficult to manage everything in a pandemic + planning my moving out within the year.

Omanjuu have been ordered over the weekend plus some extra manjuu I can use for photoshoots. I ordered an extra Douma, an Inosuke piggy with ears, and my first test with Miruko. Will post updates when the supplier-san has informed me of printing.

 

That’s all for this month’s update! If you have questions, please let me know and I will do my best to answer them. You can still check the store’s order status page to check on your order! Just Ctrl+F your order number so you can find it in the order list.

Take care, everyone 🙂