Dropship Partner Page - Updates and Latest News.

May 4th, 2021.
What a great call we had with fantastic questions and topics. 
Next call will be May 25th. Coffee processing, origin details, profiles and more with details to follow later in the month. 
Sales are up again this week!  Great job on adds and capturing the market!
Direct and Drop ship lines are running 3-5 business days and will remain there while we install upgrades and scheduled vacations take place.  We usually take an origin trip/visit to our African operations and visit Imani during this week but this year, it will be well deserved time off for our management staff.
Top sellers this week.
1) Cold Brew
2-4) Sample sets
5) 6 Bean
6) Cowboy
7) Mexican Chocolate
8) Bali
9) African Espresso
Have a great week!
April 27, 2021
NEXT ZOOM CALL IS 04/28 @ 13:00 PACIFIC.  
Topics to include: Current Coffee Trends - from the NCA 2021 National Coffee Data Trends, Identifying and Selling into your Niche, Shopping your Competitive set and of course Q&A.  
Due to the nature of this call, it will not be recorded and attendance strictly controlled.

Bryan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Topic: Coffee Market Trends and Niche Marketing

Time: Apr 28, 2021 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/97780638337?pwd=SS9landMb3gwampMY2NaeE52K3VOQT09

 

Meeting ID: 977 8063 8337

Passcode: 329646

We are seeing great sales trends with SSS month over month at +6%.

Note the shift to cold brew and espresso drink favorites as we transition to spring time cold drinks.

Best Sellers this week are:

1) Sample sets

2) 6 Bean

3) Bali

4) Cold Brew

5) Mexican Chocolate

6) Costa Rica

7) Cinnabun

8) Cowboy

We are currently running at 3-4 business days on all lines.

We have upgrades, maintenance and scheduled vacations for management staff for June 9th-16th. All lines will continue to operate but with current demand levels expect to be running 4-5 business days on drop ship and commercial lines.  Be sure to allow plenty of time for your bulk/direct ship orders.

Have a great week and we hope to see you on ZOOM!

April 20, 2021
We are in Springtime for sure.
Coffee Trends are leaning towards cold brews and brighter blends/origins.
Sales continue to be high.  SSS +18% over 2020.
Current fulfillment Times are 3-4 business days on Dropship and 4-5 business days on Direct ship.
All products and packaging is in stock.  We have a looming shortage of black 12oz bags.  Our container has been delayed due to the logistic fall out from the Suez Canal issue.  We will watch supplies closely and keep you up to date.  In the event we run out, we will substitute black stand up pouches.
NEXT ZOOM CALL IS 04/28 @ 13:00 PACIFIC link will be posted next Tuesday.
 
Best sellers last week:
1) sample packs
2) Cold Brew tied with Bali
3) Cowboy
4) Costa Rica
5) 6 Bean
6) Mexican Chocolate
7) African Blend
8) Ethiopia
Have a great week!!
 
April 13, 2021
Happy Tuesday!!
Sales are constantly brisk and cold brew season for many is underway and restaurant sales are at all time highs as 'dine in' is back.  It is a great time to consider commercial sales as many suppliers have closed or shifted focus and many restaurants/cafes and bars are seeking new suppliers.  You can be very competitive with your direct ship pricing.  5lb. bags are the preferred size for most.
Current fulfillment times are 3-4 business days on all lines.
All coffee is in stock and fresh harvests are in the warehouse.  Scores are good and our regional profiles are unchanged.  We will do some minor modification with the Q3 update.
NEXT ZOOM CALL IS 04/28 @ 13:00 PACIFIC.  
Topics to include: Current Coffee Trends - from the NCA 2021 National Coffee Data Trends, Identifying and Selling into your Niche, Shopping your Competitive set and of course Q&A.  
Best Sellers Last Week:
1-3) Sample packs
4) Cowboy
5) Cold Brew
6) Bali
7) Mexican Chocolate
8) Mexico
9) Colombia
10) African Blend
Have a great week!!
April 6, 2021
 
Spring is off to a great start and coffee sales are showing the shift to warmer weather favorites.
Cold Brew is selling well in warmer areas and we are seeing shifts to sweeter coffees for blended drinks.
Current fulfillment times are 3-4 business days and we are processing orders as fast as possible in roast to order.  Let's take a minute and review the process.
An order that came in yesterday is processed(shipping label created and bag label printed) today and added to the roast list for tomorrow. It will be roasted in the morning and shipped in the afternoon.  This is the absolute fastest the process can work.  When volumes are higher, a day or 2 may be added to the process.
A reminder - from the Zoom call questions.
Each order placed is legally and functionally 2 separate transactions.
1) Your customers orders the coffee from your store and pays you - a retail transaction.
2) You order the coffee from us and have it delivered to your customer - a wholesale transaction.
The app creates #2 for you by identifying the sku in your order and immediately after #1 takes place, creates #2.  Any change you make to #1 does not impact #2.  If you need to modify an order, be sure you contact the orders team @ orders@temeculacoffeeroasters.com.  Be sure to provide them with the app order #, the sku you want to change and when applicable, the new sku and label # to go with it. Be sure to do this as soon as you identify the need as any order that has been processed cannot be modified or cancelled.
Best sellers last week:
Sample packs
Cowboy
Bali
6 Bean
Cold Brew
French Vanilla
African
Cinnabun
Ethiopia
Have a great week!
March 29, 2021
Wow, March and Q1 are just about over.
This has been another week of steady sales as we say goodbye to what is traditionally the lowest season of the year.  
 
We hope you will all join Bryan on Wednesday for the Meet the Roaster Zoom Meeting.  Details in last weeks notes.  Be sure to forward any pressing questions to be sure they are included.
Current fulfillment times on all lines is 3-4 business days.
We continue to see issues with both USPS and UPS.  Delays are common and should be included in your shipping policy.
K cups are selling well with retail pricing ranging from $15.99-24.99 for the top selling stores.
Best sellers last week:
1) Sample sets
2) 6Bean
3) Cowboy
4) Bali
5) Cinnabun
6) Mocha
7) Colombia
 
Have a great week!!
 
March 22, 2021
Happy Monday!
Sales continue to be strong and we are beginning to see some trends and niche related strengths.
We will discuss this as well as many other topics at our Meet The Roaster Zoom Call on March 31st @ 15:00 Pacific.
Bryan will give a brief background of TCR, our Family Business Mission Statement and then take questions.  If you have a question you want to be sure gets in, forward it before the meeting.
Meeting link:  https://zoom.us/j/91700338129?pwd=N2RLdXNzSHl0SlNRNlhGRlhSeDlGdz09
 
Current fulfillment times are 3-4 days on all lines.
All products are in stock.
Top sellers last week.
1)  Best Selling Sample Set
2) Cowboy
3) Bali
4) Flavored Sample Set
5) Single Origin Sample Set
6) Cinnabun
7) Brazil
8) Mexican Chocolate
9) Cold Brew
10) 6Bean
Enjoy your week!
 
 
 
March 14, 2021
Big news today!
The k-style cup line is ready to go live again.
While the COVID 19 restrictions are still in place and as strict as ever, we have created a plan that will protect our staff, keep the state of CA happy and make cups available for dropship partners again.
Our 12 packs of cups will be available starting on March 22nd.
Cost is still $12.15 per pack.  This includes shipping of course (now $5.90 for 1st class).
Each cup has a basic lid as below.  These lids are k2 compatible and work in the new systems as well.
The 4 offerings are as above.
They are packed in our black stand up pouch and will have your custom label applied - much like the sample sets.
Each cup is roast and packed to order.  These are not the same or competitive with standard bulk, nitro purged cups.  Don't try and compete with big box stores.   This is intended to be a convenient way for your customers to get a fresh cup of your specialty grade, roast to order coffee the they already love.
Orders with K style cups take +1 business day to produce as coffee is roasted, degassed overnight and then packed the next business day.
Labels are same size/design as regular labels.
Your label should include all of the normal info:
 
Coffee - you can use Fresh Roasted Coffee,  Specialty Grade Coffee or similar, just be sure you have a clear statement of identity.
12 count - single use cups, not labelled for individual sale.
Net wt is  4.2oz (120g).
Ingredients not necessary since they are all unflavored.
Manufactures statement as always.
 
Please use the sku creator.  Format will be:  
12KCOWB-DRIP-16OZ-BLACK

Coffee type - COWBOY, 

Grind type- DRIP

Size- 12 COUNT

Bag- BLACK

-------
Top sellers this week - 
Flavored Coffee Sample Pack
Bali
Single Origin Sample Pack/Best Sellers
Brazil
Ethiopia
African Espresso
Cowboy
Cinnabun
Mexican Chocolate
6 Bean
All product and packages are in stock.
Meet the roaster Zoom meeting will be March 31st @ 3:00 Pacific.  The invite will go out next week. If you have questions or want to get to know more about our history, process and plans, join us.
 
Have a great week!
 
 
March 8, 2021.
Today we celebrate International Woman's Day and all of the great businesses,  coffee farms, cooperatives, mills and importers that like TCR are owned by hard working women.
Sales continue to be strong.  SSS are up 29% over last year.
Best sellers this week:
1). Best Selling Sample Pack
2) Cowboy
3) Breakfast Blend
4) Flavored/Single Origin Sample Packs
5) Cinnabun
6) Bali
7) African Blend
8) Mexican Chocolate
All product and packaging is in stock
The integration of Direct Ship into the app is working well and allowing us to quickly process orders.
Both Drop Ship and Direct Ship lines are running at 3-4 business days for fulfillment which is about as fast as can be done in the roast to order world.  The only delays are as a result of missing labels.  Remember, orders can't ship if you don't provide a package label for the sku sold.
Partners End of Quarter Projection Meeting:
Sales continue to be very strong:  Work at home is now a strong driver for sales and is likely to continue.
Q1 COGS increase.
Shipping costs are up 9.41%
Coffee costs are up 14.67%
Bags and valve install are up 17.25%
Hourly labor cost is up 8.3%
Compliance/COVID regulations costs up 14.6%
We will continue to make processs changes to increase efficiency but there is almost certainly going to be a price increase in Q3.  We will do everything we can to minimize it and you can help by only listing products with labels assigned.  Be sure to use correct skus and use the app for all direct ship orders.
It is a good time to evaluate your margins, make proactive price adjustments and get ready for a record breaking holiday season.
We will be having a meet the roaster Zoom Call towards the end of the month and will do live Q&A as well as talk about upcoming new items.  Announcement coming soon as to date and time.
Have a great week!!
 
March 1, 2021
March is here and with it comes time to start working on Spring - Cold Brew Season.
We have a great cold brew lot this year.  It is an organic coffee blend from Mexico.  It fits well within the regional profile and notes we published.  Also popular for cold brew techniques are our Kenyan Espresso, 6 Bean and Costa Rica.  
All packaging and products are in stock with no current issue.
The final touches on our update k style cup line are underway.  If we get approval, we will add k style cups with an announcement and info in the March 15th update.
 
Best selling coffee last week:
 
1)  Best sellers sample pack
2) Cowboy
3) Single origin sample pack
4) Flavored sample pack 
5) French Vanilla
6) Bali
7) Mexican Chocolate
8) Turtle
Please be sure you have reviewed your store orders to be sure the outage (see the alert) last week did not impact your store.  
Have a great week!
Feb 24th- ****ALERT- our cloud storage provider AWS (Amazon Web Service) is experiencing a service issue.  The app is currently down.  We expect a quick resolution.  Please check back to see if we need action on your part.  This is the 1st time AWS has been down on our platform (3+years), so we aren't sure what will happen to orders processed during this time.  You should see no disruption in your sales.****
Feb 25th -Update:  Please do a quick review of your orders received between 14:00(PST) yesterday and this morning at 10:00.  If an order appears in your store but not the app, please forward the  [order number] AND either the [Shop ID] or [myshopify domain name].  We will then perform a manual sync.  
February 22, 2021
Happy Monday!  
We continue to be surprised by the level of demand!  SSS remain >+180% from 2020.
The work from home mandate is definitely driving sales and you are really connecting with your buyers.
In the way of updates:
All flavored coffee has been converted to all natural - S & S Flavors is supplying us with all natural, vegan, gluten free flavorings and they are fantastic.
We secured a great Tanzania lot with a nice regional profile to match our offering list, so the shortage has been averted.
**We have had multiple request for both receipts and notifications when your successful payment for an order does not process (card declined) so you will be receiving receipts for all order payments moving forward.  This will go into effect immediately.**
All product and packaging are available.  Our regular supplier has been able to restock our matte black mailers, so all single bag 12oz orders and sample sets will be back to these.
1 more week to provide suggestions for new additions for the 2021 holiday season.  So far in the lead is Peppermint/Candy Cane, S'mores, and Chocolate Covered Cherry.   We have had requests for a premium espresso and we are currently developing a few options including a sweet/medium roast blend, a dark rich Indonesian Espresso and an Italian (darker than our French).  Input is welcome.
Best selling coffee this week was a bit different:
1) Best Sellers Sample Pack
2) Cowboy Blend
3) Flavored Sample Pack
4) African Blend/Espresso
5) Bali
6) Brazil
7) Single Origin Sample Pack
8) Turtle
Have a great week!
February 15, 2021
Happy Presidents Day.  Today is a shipping holiday, so be sure to be aware of +1 to shipping times.
Demand is still strong.  Our top 100 stores are +171% over 2020 and overall SSS  + 185%.
All direct ship orders are now being handled in the app.  Sample orders (2oz bags) are still manually processed via email.
Fulfillment Times are at 3-4 days for drop ship orders, 3-5 for direct ship.  We are no longer processing non-app or manual submissions.
Please remember that you should not list/sell products before having bag label approved and assigned to the sku.  This is time consuming (expensive) on our side and makes the order unshippable resulting in upset customers on your side.
Top sellers last week:
1-3:  Sample sets
4) 6 Bean
5) French Vanilla
6) Cowboy
7) Chocolate Hazelnut (a single seller had huge sales impacting this)
8) Bali
All products/packages are in stock.  We have an impending shortage of Tanzania due to COVID impacts at origin.  We are working on an alternative lot.  This may impact sellers as soon as March.
We had hoped to have the new K-style cup line up and running but have been further delayed by the new Cal-Osha Covid rules.  Our process is labor intensive (batch roasted, hand filled and sealed).  It is nearly impossible and not financially viable for a break-even product under the current restrictions.  We will keep you updated but we are focused on products that are profit centers for our partners vs. loss leaders such as these.
You have 2 more weeks to submit request for 2021 holiday offering additions.  New blends, flavors and origins are all being evaluated so we can source for the Q3 updated offering list.​ Let us know what your customers are asking for.
Please also let us know if if there are other updates/statistics you would like to see here that would help you grow your business.
Have a great week!
February 8, 2021
It's official, the normal 1st of the year slowdown did not happen.  Demand continues to rise.
All packages and products are in stock
Fulfillment times: we continue to run right at 3 business days for all app orders.  Direct ship orders are at 3 business days and we are no longer accepting manual orders so will stop reporting on them.
Direct ship orders are now in the app. (Beta testing)  The 'bulk' orders tab should be used for all non-2oz orders effective today.  If the offering you want to order is not available, this means you do not have an approved label assigned for that product and you will need to upload and assign the label before you can proceed.  
Best sellers this week were a bit of a surprise (well, other than the sample sets...)
In order
1) Best selling samples
2) Single origin samples
3) Flavored samples
4) French Vanilla
5) Cowboy
6) Bali
7) Breakfast Blend
8) 6 Bean
Most popular grind type - drip 74% of all orders.
We still want to hear your flavor/origins of choice that you would like to see added to our list.
Please, please do not list or sell products without first assigning the label.  The delay this causes in our system and the and the cost associated are the easiest cost cutting we can do to avoid price increases.
Have a great week!
January 25, 2021.
Sales are still strong and there has been no sign of the normal "January Dip" in sales.
All product and packages are in stock.
Best Sellers last week.
Flavored Samples, Best Sellers and Single Origin Samples were #1-3
4) Cowboy
5) French Vanilla
6) 6Bean
7) Bali
Most popular size is 12oz and drip grind most common grind type.
We are running right at 4 business days for fulfillment.  Working to get down to 3 by the end of week.  We continue to operate under extremely strict COVID precautions.   USPS and UPS are still adding +1 to expected delivery dates.
USPS shipping price increase has taken effect.  It is our goal to maintain our current pricing.  To do so, we need your help.  Efficiency in our process is key.
Please do not list/sell products without assigning a label.
If you have an order that is 'stuck' in pre-shipment.  Please check that you have approved labels assigned to all SKUs in the order before you email an inquiry.  
Final touches are going into the app based direct ship orders.  Until then, continue to email your direct orders as usual.
We have begun the process of adding our new flavors and origins for the 2021 Holiday Season.  Send us your requests and most asked for flavored coffees.  We add new items based on demand, so this is your chance to have input.
Have a great week!!
 
 
January 18, 2021,
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
Today is a shipping Holiday.  Orders are currently being fulfilled in 3-5 business days.
The current COVID 19 restrictions for 2021 have further limited our staff and we are now staffed at 25%.  This means we will be continuing to push our "normal" fulfillment times.  Be sure you have a great COVID notice as many buyers may be in states less impacted or less restrictive and not realize how hard it is to manufacture and deliver under the current situation.  USPS and UPS continues to deliver in +1-2 days over normal due to both precautions and high level of demand.
K style line is still on hold to comply with current restrictions
.
Sales continue to be strong with SSS at 178% year over year.
Best sellers last week were:
1-3) Sample packs.
4) Bali
5) Cowboy
6) Cinnabun
7) Whiskey Barrel 
8) 6 Bean
All products and packaging are in stock.  
We have secured sufficient coffee for Q1 from all origins.  Whiskey barrel stock was close but no shortage and the latest batches are ready and plentiful.
Matte black mailers are back available and will be once again used for all single bag purchases.
 
Have a great week!!
 
January 11, 2021.
Demand continue to be at very high levels, congratulations on capturing the post Christmas sales.
Important:  
 
As of Jan. 1, 2021, all orders shipped to the U.K. are required to have a VAT# for the customs document.  If you want to sell to the U.K., you will need to file for a VAT#, Collect a 20% VAT at checkout, Submit your VAT# to us for each order you receive,  submit quarterly returns to the U.K.
Monday Jan. 18th, 2021 is a shipping holiday.  Delivery times will reflect the additional day delay.  We will still roast/pack orders but they will not ship.
Best sellers this week are:
#1-3:  Sample packs
4: Bali
5: Mexican Chocolate
6: Cowboy
7: Whiskey Barrel - supplies are meeting demand and our new barrels will be ready in time to meet demand.
8: 6 Bean
Most popular size=12oz
Most ordered =ground
We have caught up with orders and are fulfilling orders in 2-4 business days. USPS and UPS are both having frequent delays and delivery issues.  It is important that you manage customer's delivery expectations.
Remember that if you have orders with tracking that have not shipped, it is most likely because you have not assigned a label to the product sold.  Please do not sell products without properly assigned labels.  It creates fulfillment delays and avoiding delays is imperative to avoiding price increases.
Please also remember to check your app orders tab if you have questions about orders.  We had 94 emails this week asking why orders had not shipped.  45 had no bag labels, 43 had payment issues (if your card is declined for any reason, you need to go to the invoice tab and pay for the order. Unpaid orders do not appear in our queue). Only 1 was an actual processing error and 6 were regarding orders processed but not scanned in yet (normal).
We received a limited number of black 12oz bags and at the moment all products and packages are in stock.
There are still COVID 19 related supply issues that we expect to last until mid summer.
 
We are still working on getting our k style cup program to be safe and compliant with the continuously changing state of CA COVID 19 restrictions.  We will announce here when we can begin production.
The conversion to app based direct ship orders is almost complete.. stay tuned.
We will resume live/online seminars in Q2.  First topic will be a current process review and Q&A as we have lots of new partners and many changes since the last live session.  We look forward to connecting and this session will be open and free for all.
Have a great week!
Happy New Year!
First of all, thank you all for your patience as we rapidly adapted to the COVID restrictions and huge increase in demand.  Sales continue to be strong as we start the new year and our app is running as expected.
We are quickly catching up on orders and will be back to normal 2-4 (business days) for fulfillment by the end of the week.
There is a shortage of 12oz black bags.  All 3 of our suppliers expect it to be mid Jan. before they can deliver.  The process of adding the valves to our bags is labor intensive and hugely impacted by COVID restrictions here in CA.  We will be substituting 16oz black stand up bags until they are available.
All other products and packages are in stock.  The farm level COVID impacts are hitting the coffee market and will be more severe towards the beginning of Q2.  We expect some sporadic shortages of various origins but are able to use stock from our other business lines for now.
2020 sales summary:
Demand in 2020 was the highest in our history with SSS averaging +206% year over year.
Top 10 selling products for all of 2020 across all of our business lines:
1) Best Selling Sample set
2) 6 Bean Espresso
3) Flavored Sample Set
4) Single Origin Sample Set
5) Cowboy
6) Bali
7) Breakfast Blend
8) Cold Brew
9) Colombia tied with Ethiopia
10) Peru
Whiskey barrel is on pace to be the new # 4 or 5 but was added mid year.
Most popular size: 12oz
Most popular grind: Drip
News for 2021:
INCREASE IN COGS
USPS shipping prices will increase 2.85%
Minimum wage is now $14.00/hr in CA.  While this does not directly impact our employees, it will impact all goods and services.  Bags will be +$0.08 ea.  Mailers +$0.04 ea. 
Coffee is up 26% over the last 90 days and is expected to increase another 25% by Q2.
NO INCREASE IN PARTNER PRICE FOR Q1/Q2
We plan on holding our prices level through Q2 by continuing to increase efficiency in our processes.
To do this, we need your help. 
1) The Direct Ship Program and the commercial line will be integrated into the app. Minimums will apply and be more strictly followed. 
2) Be sure you have a label on file for every product you sell.  
3) Follow updates closely as we will continue to post all info/updates here.  We do not staff a phone line or have dedicated sales people(cost is too high for this price model).  All your emails are answered by staff in the roastery including our roasters, to ensure quick response times, please use their time wisely.  Most questions have answers in the documents tab of the app. but don't hesitate to contact us with questions or other issues when necessary.
NEWS FOR 2021
The new K style cup program will be rolled out during Q1.  Look for updates and set up info here and in the document tab in the app.  We will be offering 6Bean, Cowboy, B Blend and Peru Decaf in 12-packs. 
There will be no planned Origin Trips in 2021.
Business and sales seminars will resume but will now be on-line only.  We have permanently converted our public cupping room and design center to shipping and receiving.
The latest (December) stricter COVID restrictions limit our capacity to approximately 30% of actual, we will therefore accelerate our expansion to be ready for continued growth.  We will limit new partners through a stricter application process in order to  allow current partners to grow without limitations.
Thanks for being our partner and we look forward to a great 2021!
December 21, 2020:  Merry Christmas and a Very Happy Holidays to all of our partners.
We are still open and allowed to operate under the latest COVID 19 order but under very strict/limited conditions.
Sales remain at record levels and our teams continue to produce and ship your orders at amazing speed with incredible accuracy.  We are grateful to all of our employees.  The current mandate means our employees are working fewer hours with more demanded of them (we are allowed 1 employee at every other station - this time last year, we had 2 at each station....) yet they are producing half the total  rate of last year(1/4 the staff).  Way to go team!!   
Please be sure every order submitted has a valid sku and each sku sold has an assigned label.  Orders without valid skus are not picked up by the app and items without labels cannot be shipped and slow the process.
This week, we will be closing early on 12/24 and all day on 12/25 so our employees can spend Christmas with their families.
Fulfillment times continue to be 5-6 business days for app orders.  Direct ship orders 6+ business days.
Orders received on 12/21 have an expected roast/pack date of 12/30.  Due to the holidays, orders from 12/23 will have an expected ship date of 1/5.  Please keep your customers informed.  These are not normal processing times for us.  These are not normal times.
Best sellers this week:
Best selling Samples
Single Origin Samples
Mexican Chocolate
Whiskey Barrel
Flavored Sample
Christmas/Holiday Blend
Bali/Colombia
Cowboy
Pumpkin Spice.
All products and packages are currently in stock.  We see some supply side issues with 12oz bags and the same color 16oz will be used if necessary.  Whiskey Barrel is also running low due to the lengthy process and high demand but will not be an issue until mid-January.
We hope you have a great week, Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!!
December 14, 2020:  Wow, what a great week for sales.  SSS are now 243% of last year at this time!  Way to sell!
Best sellers this week - no surprises:
Flavored Sample Packs
Christmas/Holiday Blend
Pumpkin Spice
Single Origin Sample Packs
Best Selling Sample Packs
Cowboy
Whiskey Barrel
Bali
All products and packages are in stock.  
Orders in the app by midnight last night will have a high likelihood of arriving before Christmas.  Orders coming in today and after will likely not.  A good idea to keep your customers well informed and manage their expectations.  Your orders are our to priority and our teams are working as efficiently and as quickly as possible under the current conditions.
Our label compliance reviewer continues to clear all labels every business day so don't hesitate as you prepare for the new year.  Traditionally, January is a great sales month as you convert gift receivers to buyers with a really low CAC.  Be sure your store has those offerings set up and ready.
Happy Holidays and have a great week!
Congratulations on the fantastic sales!
We are now fully in holiday fulfillment mode.  This means order times are stretching out and the latest state of CA COVID 19 restrictions mean we cannot add staff.  We are operating at 35% of norm and orders are >300% of usual.  Trust that your orders are important to us and we will fill them as quickly and accurately as possible.  Our normal fulfillment time is 3-5 business days (usually 2-3) but we will be at 4-5+ for the rest of the season.  Be sure your customers have realistic expectations.  There is no way to rush custom, roast to order coffee.  Also be sure to include additional shipping time in your policy.  USPS and UPS are shipping an incredible volume of packages this year and both are adding 1+ business days to normal delivery times. 
You can help us by ensuring that every order you place has a valid label assigned.  If you see an order sitting (tracking assigned and not moving for 2+ days), it is almost always waiting on you to assign a correct bag label.  Orders without bag labels cannot ship.  The app is simple and very specific.  You must have the correct sku assigned to your product and the sku must have a valid label assigned to be processed.
USPS has announced that Dec 17th. is the last day to ship for Christmas Eve delivery.  This means your order needs to be in the app, paid with a valid bag label by Sunday the 13th. to have the best chance of delivery by the 24th.  If your order is in the system and complete by Midnight the 13th, we will have it ready to ship by the 17th.  No guarantee but this should get it to your buyer by Christmas.  
All products and packaging are in stock.  We still expect some shortages of supplies and raw coffee but none so far.
Our label compliance provider is working overtime and clearing all labels every day, so don't hesitate to add new products.
Best sellers this week - in order:
Best sellers sample pack
Holiday/Christmas Blend
Cowboy
Flavored sample pack
Single origin sample pack
Bali
Pumpkin Spice
Turtle
Fulfillment times projected for next week:
App orders - 4-5+business days.
Non-app and manual orders - 5-6+business days.
Direct Ship Orders - 5 business days.
We are grateful to be working with you!
November 30, 2020:  We hope you had a great Thanksgiving with Friends and Family!  Sales continue to be brisk with SSS at double last year.
 
We have completed the k style cup rework and cup lids are being printed as we speak.  We hope to roll out the new program before the end of the year.
 
All product and packaging are in stock with some sporadic bag shortages expected in the next few weeks.   We have secured what we project will be enough coffee from all origins to carry through the year.  We will let you know at least a week in advance if this changes. 
Orders over the weekend were very high pushing fulfillment time to about 3 business days and we expect to be in our normal range (3-5 business days) for this entire week.
The app continues to perform without error.  You will notice a couple of upgrades including a 'delete' button on the labels allowing you to remove unused/unwanted labels.  We have also added an additional info section as a home to policy and helpful procedure info.
Have a great week!!
 
November 23, 2020:  Happy Thanksgiving!  
We will be closed Thursday to celebrate with our families. It is also a shipping holiday so expect corresponding shipping times.
Sales continue to be fantastic and partners running advertising and sales are doing extremely well.
Many of our partners sell 25-40% of their yearly sales in the next 30 days!!
App orders are being shipped in 1-3 business days.  Manual submissions and other orders with issues are being processed in 3-5 business days.
Best sellers this week continue to reflect more holiday season buying.  In order by volume:
1). Flavored Sample Pack
2). Holiday/Christmas Blend
3). Best Selling Sample Pack
4). Pumpkin Spice (tie) Cowboy
5). Bali
6). Single Origin Sample 
If you aren't already selling them, these are great additions to your holiday specials.
All products and packaging are in stock.  
New COVID19 restrictions are in effect for all of California but we remain compliant and open.
As expected, USPS has announced a shipping cost increase for next year.  We received notice from our bag supplier that there would also be a price increase on Jan 15th, minimum wage goes up on Jan 1st.  We plan on maintaining our current pricing through Q1 2021 but this will require the help of all of our partners.  
Please be sure you are accurately submitting orders.  
Remember our app is very intentionally simple and accurate.  It only recognizes exact skus.  Once an order with a sku is identified, an order is triggered.  Your card on file is charged and it is added to the queue for shipping to be created.  Each afternoon, we process and add shipping to the next day's  orders that will be roasted and filled.  At that time, bag labels are printed.  If you do not have a label on file, you order is placed on hold.  It cannot ship until all labels required for the order are printed.  (there is not nor will there be a process to notify you if you fail to assign a label to the sku sold.  Please only sell items that have approved labels on file.  This is your side of the partnership).  If you have an order that has not shipped, be sure your card was charged, that you have labels on file for ALL products sold and only then send us an inquiry.
Below are some basic shipping deadlines.  Be sure you add in our processing time (3-5) business days when creating a last minute buying reminder for your customers.

We hope listing out these dates helps as you navigate through the rest of the 2020 holiday season. Here are the last days to ship per carrier in order for items to arrive by Christmas Eve.  Please remember to add in time for us to process and roast your orders when you are considering your website/customer info.

For delivery by Christmas Eve, December 24:

 

USPS

 

USPS 1st Class - Thursday, December 17, 2020

USPS Priority Mail - Saturday, December 19, 2020

 

 

 

UPS

 

UPS Ground - Tuesday, December 15, 2020

 
November 16,2020:  What an incredible week we had.  Order volumes continue to rise and we welcomed 27 new partners.  
All products and packaging are in stock.
Best sellers this week were (in order):
Flavored Sample Pack
Best Selling Sample Pack
Bali Blue
Single Origin Sample Pack
Cowboy
Pumpkin Spice/Holiday Blend
We have been working with our farmers to be sure coffee will remain in stock.  Colombia, Uganda and Costa Rica are all experiencing issues related to COVID closures and travel restrictions.  We have been able to float lots from our regular business to cover but we expect this to be an issue until production is able to return to normal (2021/2022 harvest we hope).
Orders are being processed and shipped in 2-3 business days.  Remember to only sell products that you have an approved label on file for.  
We continue to have partners ask about orders placed before they converted to the app.  We no longer have access to your Shopify stores.  If you have an order that was placed after Nov. 1 or if you are a low volume store and did not notify us of the order, the fastest way to get it fulfilled is to create a new app compliant order and be sure it is recognized. (orders tab in the app).
Have a great week!!
 
November 9,2020:  Sales continue to increase.  The holiday shopping season is certainly here.  
Top sellers last week were:  Flavored Samples, Single Origin Samples, Cowboy, Holiday/Christmas Blend followed by Pumpkin spice and Bali. 
Whiskey Barrel Aged is selling very well and we are further expanding capacity.
Be sure to get your direct ship orders in early if you have events planned.  UPS and USPS are expecting shipping delays from now until Dec. 26th and of course time from order to ship will increase as well.
App. orders are shipping in 2-3 business days and Direct Ship orders are running 3-4 business days.
All products and packaging is in stock.  There are some projected shortages of white bags but we working on alternative suppliers.
The only current issue in the app is orders not being shippable due to missing labels.  Please be sure you are only selling SKUs that have labels on file.
Have a great week!
 
November 2, 2020:  Welcome to the holiday season!
SSS (same store sales) are up on average 96% over last year!!  This year is going to be big for online coffee sales.  Be sure to position your ad campaigns to take advantage of the early shopping trend.
Top sellers last week (in order):  Flavored Samples, Best Selling Samples, Single Origin Samples, Bali Blue, Pumpkin Spice, and Cowboy.  If they fit your niche, a good idea to have all of these in your offering list.
Conversion to the app is complete and all orders are being processed by the app. 
A few Reminders:
Orders are continually processed - in the order paid.  If your payment didn't process, we did not get the order.
The #1 reason orders are delayed is them not having a label assigned.  Please only sell items that you have an approved label on file and assigned.  Without a label, the order can't ship.
 
Please send all orders related questions and direct ship orders to orders@temeculacoffeeroasters.com.
 
Orders are being shipped in 2-4 business days.
Enjoy your week!!
October 26, 2020:  All product and packaging is in stock.  App orders are being fulfilled in 2-4 business days.  Non-app orders are running 3-5 days.  Remember this is the last week of non-app orders.  Be sure your store is converted if you want to keep selling.
Top sellers this week were (in order):  Flavored Samples, Best Selling Samples, Single Origin Samples, Pumpkin Spice, and Bali.  Tied for #6 were Cowboy, Turtle and 6 Bean.
 
Have a great week!
October 19, 2020:   On October 18th, USPS implemented its holiday surcharge on all 1st class and Priority Packages.  The result is a price increase on average of about $0.20/12 oz bag.  This means there will not be a holiday discount or volume discount of any kind.  Sorry.  We will do our best to keep your price level until at least the 1st of the year.  Coffee prices are also up 18.4%, so this may prove impossible.  We expect the increased efficiency from the app to help offset some of these increases in costs.  This means you need to help us by ensuring your stores are correctly set up and issues are kept to a minimum.  Remember that the last manual fulfillment of orders (old style) will be on October 29th @ 5:00 P.M. If you have not already started installing and using the app, it's time.
Best sellers last week were (in order):  Flavored samples, Best Selling Samples, Single Origin Samples, Pumpkin Spice, and Bali.  If you are not offering sample sets yet, consider it.  Flavored Samples #1 outsold Bali (#5) by 5:1....
All bag styles and coffees are in stock.
App orders are being fulfilled in 2-3 Businsess days.  Non-App.  3-5.  Shipping pickups are still inconsistent but all orders are shipping within our normal windows.
The #1 reason for delayed orders remains sales made without labels on file.  Before sending us a note asking why your order has not shipped, please check to be sure the sku you sold has an approved label assigned.  Orders without assigned labels cannot ship and will be held until a label is available (every bag needs a label fo course).
Thanks and have a great week.  It is a great time to be selling coffee online.
October 10, 2020:  Quick reminder that Monday 10/12 is a USPS Holiday.  We will still be working but you will see delays on the shipping side.  Thanks to all of our partners who have completed the app transition.  Be sure you are totally converted and set up by Nov. 1st.  We will stop processing non-app orders on 10/29 @ 17:00 Pacific.  
All products and package styles are in stock.  App orders are being filled in 2-3 business days.  Non-app = 3-4 business days.  USPS Shipping delay expected this week.  UPS continues to be slower than usual (4-5 business days).  Direct ship orders should be scheduled well in advance and count on 2 weeks+ from order to delivery. 
Holiday sales are expected to be 25-35% higher this year as compared to last.  Plan ahead to take advantage of an earlier, longer holiday shopping season as people are aware that shortages in supply will have a huge impact on this years gift availability.
 
October 2, 2020:  Congrats to all of our stores and their huge national coffee day sales.  Tuesday broke our record for number of bags sold in a single day.  This is going to be a great Holiday Season!!
App News.  The app stood up to the volume test well.  The sample sets are now available and last week they were the #1,2 and 3 top sellers.  Pumpkin Spice and Cowboy completed the top 5.
Almost all of our stores have converted to the app and a few reminders:  Be sure you have a label on file for every sku you are selling.  The no. 1 reason orders are being delayed is you selling an item with no label attached to the sku.  If you see an order that has been processed but not shipped, be sure to check this before contacting us.  
All products and packaging are in stock.  App ship times - 2-3 business days - Non-App - 3-4.
Have a great week!
September 28, 2020:  Account reminder.  Please remember that if you have not converted to the app, you have until the 1st of November.  Due to the large number of accounts past due and in default, we must strictly enforce our policy.  Invoices are due upon receipt, late at 3 days and service is suspended at 7 days.  If you account is suspended for non-payment, you will need to convert to the app. (prepayment) before service will be reactivated.  Also remember that if you have not had a sale in 30 days, you are considered inactive and will need to notify us when you have an order.  On a more positive note, all of the holiday offerings are available and whiskey barrel ages is selling like crazy!  Se have more whiskey barrels coming in this week to ensure a steady supply.   
Order fulfillment:  We have initiated continuous fulfillment.  This means as soon as there is capacity, orders are processed.  No more waiting until Sunday, Tuesday or Thursday nights for orders to be processed.  App orders are being shipped in 1-3 business days, non-app in 3-4.  
 
September 24, 2020: App. Update:  All functions are working well and we are accepting new stores from the queue.  We are running a bit faster than expected with orders shipping within 1-2 days (3-5 is norm)  Sample sets will be added in the next few days.  They will mirror our commercial samples with your 3x5 label on the outer bag.  Shipping:  USPS is struggling to keep up with our volume.  Our local carriers are doing an amazing job and are picking up twice a day again (when they can) but we are often still carrying a pallet or more over to the next day.  Plan on +1 for shipping times for the near future.  UPS is still at +1 or +2 over 'normal'.   Direct Ship line is scheduled out 3 business days(normal is 3-5), for commercial orders expect 2 weeks from order payment to delivery.   Bag supplies continue to be tight - no current outages.  All coffee and bags are in stock.  Sales remain robust with sales up 161% over last year for the average partner's store.
September 13, 2020:  App. is functioning well and we have updated to 'set up version 1.1'.  Thanks for sharing all of your input.  We have invited most of our current partners to begin the transition.  Whiskey Barrel coffee is now available to all of our dropship partners and is selling very well.  New half/caf. is also catching on.  We expect a huge year over year increase in demand for the holidays and now is the perfect time to get your marketing plans set up and to add in those new offerings to create excitement.  All products and packaging is currently in stock.
 
September 10, 2020:  Beta testing is going well and we will start processing initial orders on Friday 9/11 and Monday 9/14.  Assuming all goes well, we will begin regular continuous processing of all app based orders on Monday 9/14.  Current order to ship times across platforms is 2-3 business days.
 
September 6, 2020:  The Q4 price list is available.  Some new offerings and our app based pricing is reflected. The app price includes shipping and drop ship fees.  It is truly an all in price and is reflective of the average of COGS for the last 12 months.  We know there will be price volatility as many farms will not be able to fulfill their contracts.  We will do our best to keep prices stable and source great coffees while the impacts of COVID 19 on the coffee world begin to hit the market.
September 5, 2020:  We need more Beta testers.  If you are ready to launch/convert your store, contact us and we will forward the app. link and beta info.  We are waiving the label review fees for all who participate. We need 25 more for this group.  It's your chance to move up the queue...and help work out any issues of course.
September 1, 2020:  The launch of the official TCR app is underway.  A link to the app will be added here as soon as Beta Testing is complete.  This new processing feature will allow us to resume adding partners, continue to expand our offerings and maintain the very low pricing necessary to make this program work.
Other changes will include:  Higher quality label printers, continuous order fulfillment, shipping included and payment at time of order processing (no more bi-monthly invoicing).  
August 26, 2020:  The shortage of 12oz side gusseted bags continues. Containers are arriving and clearing customs but the current increase in demand and COVID 19 restrictions have slowed the valve application process which has changed delivery times from 3-4 days to 2-3 weeks with intermittent unavailability.  Expect substitutions (16oz zipper pouch) starting as soon as September 1st.
August 1st, 2020:  The Q4 offering list is just about ready.  We will post here around Sept 1st.  The new price will be mostly unchanged, some new offerings and a modification as the new app will include shipping in the price paid.  More info to come as we go live with the new order processing app.
July 29th, 2020  The latest more strict COVID 19 guidance is further limiting our order processing ability and most non-system orders will not be possible until further notice.  We continue to develop the APP to offset some of this human requirement and will update further once the app is ready for launch - planned Jan 1 and accelerated to Beta testing around Sept 1 if all goes well.
July 15th, 2020:  New Covid Restrictions from the state of CA have further limited our production and order processing staff.  Our new roasting line is on-line and will  compensate.  At this time, we are pausing adding new partners and freezing all existing stores.  No changes until we can complete the app and migrate to it.
July 1st, 2020:   Demand continues to be very high.  Congratulations!  We are starting to see Covid 19 impacts at origin and many farmers will struggle this year to get harvests to the mill and many mills are not operational.  We are working diligently to support our farms and source coffee to continue to meet the demand.  We do expect price increases as soon as the 1st of the year.