A few more FAQs
Some of these FAQs are more F than others, but instead of stringing them out through a year of entries, we’ll tackle them all at once. Here you go … * How safe is Hongkong Post? I don’t want to spend extra on registered mail. — The problem would more likely be with your post […]
The blog entry we always wanted to make
It’s about time. These are not quite FAQs because they are not “F” but they are real “AQs” so here we go: 1. Why do you put “USA” in theme categories where cards come from USA? The state should be enough. — We’re global. Our customers in Namibia may not know where Iowa is any […]
FAQ #11: Why doesn’t the website have a shopping cart?
Wow, where to start? We might be getting bigger, but we’re not that big. It has to do with credit cards, PayPal, card quality, and the (usually) unique nature of each item. Carts suggest to us that a website offers one-stop shopping: see, select, give your details, and pay, all in one seamless transaction. […]
FAQ #10: Why do you have so many cards from Malaysia?
The Blog entry about two months ago asked for suggestions on what we should write. One of those noted the greater number of cards from Malaysia, our connection to it, and so on. Yes, we (there’s that “we” again) lived there for many years, and have waited almost as long to write about it. The […]
FAQ #9: Which cards are better — used or unused?
Our honest answer: we have no idea. Let’s say someone is desperate — we mean really DESPERATE — for a postcard with a picture of Star Street in Hong Kong. (Side note: there may be such a person, but we haven’t met them yet.) They aren’t going to care if the card was mailed or […]
FAQ #8: What are the most popular categories?
Just to refresh you on how we organise cards: geographical, theme, or both. For example, a postcard of Los Angeles Airport would appear in “California” and “Aviation” and possibly even “Flags” if one was prominent in the photo. For this FAQ, we’ll focus on themes, and it’s an easy question to answer. Right now we […]
FAQ #7: How do you store your cards?
Welcome to June in Hong Kong, so humid that walls paint themselves green with mould and cereal stays crispy for about five seconds in an opened box. So it seems like the right time to chat about how we help postcards survive all this. If you’re so inclined, see also FAQ #4 about making money. […]
FAQ #6: Can I buy 1000 copies?
Yes, seriously, we get this question. If not 1000, then 500, or 50, but many more than what we offer. The answer is “no, sorry” with an exception we will cook up if you keep reading. The explanation for this question is simple enough. Many online websites sell do-it-yourself cards. You choose the artwork […]
FAQ #5: How much does this card cost?
Sometimes — not always — this question puzzles us because the price of each card is listed at least once, and sometimes twice, in the description. Yet so many people ask. It’s not the same as ordering several cards (which is what most customers do) and asking for confirmation of a total, or asking us […]
FAQ #4: Do you make money with this?
We’ll stop laughing long enough to answer this, if not once and for all, then definitely for now. The short answer: yes and no. You can do the math. If we had (as an example) 20,000 cards in inventory and if the average price per card was US$2, the retail value of all the […]