Listening to Local H. I do like me some midwest rock.
So, before proceeding with website changes, I'm continuing in my quest to get, and keep, physical stock in order. I have about twenty more bins to label and place. In each, I've bagged parts into pre-counted bags so inventory is easier. If I want to get a quick count, I could simply count the bags and estimate the loose remainder rather than counting tens of thousands of individual pieces.
The more difficult part of this is how to maintain a running inventory count. For that, I'm going to have to use something called Discipline. I looked into barcode systems, 'cause that's cool, right? But, barcode systems cost money and in this case a clipboard, pencil, paper, and the discipline to note additions and deletions should be sufficient.
The purpose of this is to make the stuff that happens here in the OWL dungeon more efficient, so I have more minutes and brain powers to do the offering/selling thing. That's my weak spot. For example, I put a Very-Nice™ 42mm festoon LED in my wife's F150. But, sadly, no one knows that I have a sick light for an F150, so F150 people are stuck dealing with whatever (yuck) lights they find elsewhere. I also have a rare-ish light for Subarus, but again... only one person seems to know about that. And... I have a custom light for the MJ Commanche... cause it uses some wierdo french lights from the 80s - true story, right?
I'm not sure anyone reads this and I suppose it's not terribly important from my perspective. It helps to put some of my thoughts on paper.I was starting to ramble a bit about Jocko Willink's podcast and book, but I'm going to stick to One Way Light since the fact that I'm tired leaves me [...]
One Way Light is nearing five years as a registered business. It existed for about two years as a hobby prior to being a business, so by dog standards, it's almost old.For One Way Light to exist another five years, it needs to be more than a hobby. I'm making changes to how things are [...]
So, I've maintained a largely arbitrary price scheme for about four years where the main interior light sets sell for $49.99. Unfortunately, this is no longer reasonable due to increases in prices and my desire to pay myself for my time.So, going forward I will pay myself an hourly rate. The thought here is that [...]
So, I'm back to shipping daily or every couple days. My goal is to suck it up, increase volume, and then move products to a fulfillment service for that part of the day-to-day.Other changes...Prices are going to increase. I've maintained most set prices at $50 for around four years now. Costs of lights have gone [...]
I'm moving all regular items to Amazon. Higher volume sets, 98-01 XJ for example, will continue to be sold as they are aside from some package changes. Low volume sets, 90-96 XJ with overhead console, will no longer be sold as a kit, but all component parts will be available. In fact, all component lights [...]
TLDR: onewaylight.com will continue to offer all items we sell, but shipping will be reduced to once per week on Monday (or Tuesday in case of a holiday). Amazon will offer a more limited set of popular light sets and lights fulfilled by Amazon (fast, daily shipping but possibly at increased cost).-------------------Long Version:One Way Light [...]