ABeCeDarian materials are now available on Amazon.com, and I encourage customers making small orders to buy the materials there. Moving the bulk of our small orders to Amazon will help us improve our service as the number of orders we receive increases.
One important improvement is that there are several options for expedited delivery on Amazon that we are not able to provide on our own store. Another is that because materials on Amazon are warehoused throughout the country, customers in the midwest and west will be able to receive their materials more quickly no matter what level of shipping service they choose. Finally, when using Amazon, customers will be able to receive tracking numbers for their orders, a valuable service that is difficult for our small operation to provide on our store.
To cover the cost of using Amazon to distribute materials, it is necessary to increase prices slightly. Fortunately, there are a number of options available on Amazon to reduce the shipping costs (and in many cases to eliminate them entirely). Because of these shipping discounts, I believe that many customers using Amazon will end up paying a total similar to the total charge on the ABeCeDarian webstore.
We still welcome purchase orders from institutional customers. As before, please e-mail a purchase order to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it by U.S. mail.
Of course, we are also happy to continue to take phone orders at 607-266-3310.
The shopabcdrp.com website will remain active indefinitely and you are certainly welcome to continue purchasing materials on that site as well. However, there will no longer be a link to this store on the main ABeCeDarian website.
Thank you for your cooperation in making this change. We remain committed to offering the ABeCeDarian materials at a reasonable cost and getting them to you as quickly and efficiently as we can.