Sample Sale launching December 7th at 9PM, Central (MN) time on Elevation Polish.
Hello all! We just wanted to share a few quick updates on our sample sale process. Our shopping cart provider (big cartel) recently made a few changes to the way their shopping carts work.
The good news is no more over selling!! When paypal had slowdowns in the past, overselling and inventory control were big problems, the new system eliminates these issues.
The bad news is there are no longer any cart holds. Bigcartel determined that not having cart holds was the best and most fair way to handle the inventory control issues for limited inventory items.
What this means: Any items in your cart are not reserved until you complete checkout. Also it seems that you will need to enter shipping and contact info to proceed to checkout.
We have looked at some other options but at this time big cartel is still our favorite store front and shopping cart provider, despite some of their limitations. They do say that some improvements will continue to be made and we hope that is resolves some of the issues.
A few checkout tips: We have played around with the checkout and have determined a few hacks and tips for the fastest checkout. You don’t have to do it this way, but it is FAST when it is time to checkout and can help you to score the sample you want!
A few minutes before the sample sale go to elevationpolish.com and add a polish to your cart, any polish, you can remove this polish later. Next hit checkout and enter your contact info, hit next, enter your shipping address, hit next. Then scroll up to the top and hit the elevation polish logo, this will redirect you back to the store. When the samples you are interested in are released, add them to the cart (you can use multiple tabs), when you have all the polishes you want in your shopping cart, remove the random polish you added earlier and your contact and shipping info should be saved in the checkout page. Scroll to bottom and hit continue to paypal, if you have enabled paypal onetouch this step is even quicker!
We are sorry for the cumbersome nature of this and we are still looking for ways to optimize the process but we hope that the tips will ease the customer experience and help you get the polishes you want. We will be happy to combine any shipping and if any errant polishes make there way into your order just let us know and we will be happy to help!