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May 11th - The cleaning

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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-Niceā„¢ 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?

May the 4th

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 [...]

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The Saga...

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 [...]

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Prices... Necessary and Evil

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 [...]

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Always more changes

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 [...]

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Continued One Way Light Changes

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 [...]

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Business Changes

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 [...]

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