About Shipping Times
Most orders are mailed in two or three days, although a few may go out in one day and a few may go out in four days. It all depends on my work load. International orders that exceed 13 oz. may take longer because they must be taken directly to the post office (instead of being dropped in a mailbox), and I am not able to go to the post office every day.
I certainly feel bad that shipping is not immediate. The reason is simple: I don't have anyone to help me with the work. That's because Purebeads is a sole-proprietorship (a one-person business). In addition to that, orders tend to arrive in waves, and I have to pace myself. Thus, I am constantly falling behind or catching up, depending on the volume of orders.
I work about 50 hours a week. The business really needs 60-70 hours a week, but I don't have the stamina to work that much. I haven't hired an assistant for a couple reasons: I would have to raise my prices, and I would have to change the business to a corporation, and that would increase my expenses and paperwork. I think you'll agree that it is better to wait a couple extra days for your package to arrive than to pay higher prices.
I appreciate your patience!