Where's the "un-publish" button when you need it?!
If you are on our mailing list you most likely saw the above emoji this past week. Despite my love of planning and detailed to-do list for each day, I blame the cleaners for losing my Superwoman cape resulting in me no longer being able to think of everything.
Last week, I was agonizing over the menu and ordering cut-off dates for Mother's Day. At face value, it should be pretty easy and painless, right?! Not quite! Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 9th -- that's the easy part. The rest felt very much like a game of Tetris or Jenga trying to map out order cut-off dates for local pickup vs. shipping dates vs. local delivery. Mapping out the menu, supplies, prep time, production/baking time, and transit time, resembled what happens when you give a toddler a crayon. However, it's still only one part of the puzzle. The "real fun" begins when I try to integrate the crayon scribbles into website logic.
Last Sunday, I breathed a sigh of relief as I thought I had mastered the website logic, whispered a pray, and clicked publish. Then after the April 28 order cut-off expired, I had an epiphany or actually a conversation with myself -- "Why did you set the order cut-off so early? Local people don't need to have their orders in as early as the people you are shipping to!" An April 28, order cut-off for nationwide shipping made sense since shipping takes 2 days (if there aren't any delays), so those orders NEED to ship on Monday, May 3. However, local deliveries and local pickups didn't need to have an ordering deadline that early since they can get their orders on Saturday! So I sent out an email on April 29 & April 30 explaining the ordering deadline was extension for local pickups or local deliveries.
Just in case I completely confused you. Here's the date recap:
- Ordering is already closed for nationwide shipping.
- Tues., May 4: Last date to order for free pickup at Pita Pit or local delivery.
- Sat., May 8: Orders will be available for free pickup at Pita Pit anytime after 12pm until closing.
- Sat., May 8: Paid delivery is also available.
- Sun., May 9: We will be closed on Mother's Day.
- Pita Pit LKN is located at 21726 Catawba Ave., Suite B-3, Cornelius, NC 28031
Get your order in before your favorites sell out! Stay tuned for a special announcement on Wednesday, May 5!
Happy Sunday Funday!