Dropship Partner Page - Updates and Latest News.

May 17, 2022

Happy Tuesday Dropship Partners!!

May sales are fantastic.

Be sure to check in next week for our monthly all partner meeting.  We will be discussing latest trends and NCA survey results.  This provides great demand insights and helps with Holiday Season planning.  Due to previous security issues, the invite will be be available by email request only. 

All packages and products are in stock.

Current fulfillment time on all lines is 2-4 business days - all lines/teams are running really smooth and are way ahead of expectations.
 

Best sellers this week:

1-3) Sample Packs

4) 6 Bean

5) Ethiopia

6) Bali

7) Cowboy

8) Cinnabun - data skewed due to a single very successful partner launch

9) COLD

10) WBAR

No Thursday ZOOM this week but you can get any question answered quickly via email.

Have a great week!!

May 10,2022

A couple of updates.

1) Our expansion is almost complete and we hope to be able to start having visitors back in the non-production side of the roaster by August and our on site design center will be open at the same time.

2) We have always offered fee for service consulting but have now made it more public and opened it up to all dropship partners as well.  You can schedule a ZOOM session directly from the "Book Consultation Tab" https://www.temeculacoffeeroasters.com/book-online.  You can use this to improve your branding, marketing or business profitability.

All packages and products are in stock.

There are still huge issues in supply and shipping particularly of green coffee but expect minimal direct impacts until Q3.

We will keep you well updated as individual origin impacts are felt here.

All lines are still ahead at 2-4 business days for fulfillment.

We are seeing USPS delivery times back to more 'normal' at 2-5 business days.

As we finalize the Q3 offering lists, we look to you for input as to what your customers are requesting.  Final day for input will be during May's monthly all partner meeting.  

Best Sellers Last Week

1-3) Sample packs

4) 6 Bean

5) Cold Brew

6) African Blend

7) Cowboy

8) Ethiopia

9) Bali

10) Mexican Chocolate

Best selling size continues to be 12oz with market price expectations of $17.50-25.99 'all in (brand message is key).

Have a great week and don't forget that you are welcome to join the weekly ZOOM calls for any questions and we take existing partner questions first. E-mail for a secure invite.

May 3, 2022

Happy May!

Cold brew season is here and sales of course ground have taken off.

Remember, you can market and sell any coffee as Cold Brew.

We have brands with house cold brew that include 6Bean, Cowboy, Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Colombia, African, Peru and Brazil.

Best coffee for your customer with long Covid GI symptoms or those with GERD is Cold Brew..

If you want our best 'low acid coffee' Bali, Half Caf and Decaf are best tolerated and a lot of our buyers are titrating Mexico and Decaf Peru to just the right mix of how much caffeine they want without stomach irritation.

The latest NCA survey is in and demand for coffee is at a 20yr high with at home consumption at record levels.

We will discuss more trends and marketing ideas at our May all partner meeting.

As the number of successful brands continues to grow, we are frequently asked "can I get more in depth training and more brand specific brand development and sales couching'?  Traditionally, we only open this to our HVP partners but we are going to add this service and the calendar to this site and the services will be available to all partners starting on June 1.  This is a fee for service arrangement and you won't hear us pushing the service but it will be available to all partners who sign up.  You can request more info about this at any time.

 

All packages and products are in stock.

All lines are running at 2-4 days for fulfillment.

Best sellers last week:

1) Bali

2) 6 Bean

3) Sample sets - Single O/Best Sellers

5) Cold Brew

6) BBlend

7) Sample sets - Flavored

8) Ethiopia

9) Whiskey Barrel

10) French Vanilla

We are still working on the exact size of the Q3 Price increase.  We will do everything possible to minimize the impact but you should be carefully following up your competitive set ahead of it.  

This is also the time of year we consider both removing products that are unavailable or not selling and adding those that are in demand and are trending.  Please be sure to share what your customers are asking for.

Have a great week and don't hesitate to join the weekly ZOOMs if you have questions, need set up assist or any other issues too complex for an email.

April 19, 2022

What a great week!

SSS sales last week were up 9.1% year over year.

Many of our partners had great Easter week specials.

Best sellers were:

1) 6 Bean

2) Best Sellers Samples

3) Cowboy - skewed due to a single partner's successful launch

4) Single O Samples

5) Flavored Samples

6) Ethiopia

7) Cold brew

8) Breakfast Blend

9) Whiskey Barrel

10) French Vanilla

All lines are funning 2-4 business days.

All products and packaging are in stock with continued supply chain issues.

Next week is our Monthly all partner ZOOM call on Wednesday the 27th 2:00 Pacific.  Invite available by email.

Topics will include current supply and demand updates, roast profiles and the roasting process as well as a discussion of terminology and ways to add credibility to your stores.

Have a great week!!

 

April 12, 2022

Happy Easter Drop ship Partners!

The numbers are in and we are now seeing 8.5% inflation with Coffee prices up 10.8%.

It is now really important to be watching your competitive set and following up their retail prices.

While we work diligently to keep costs as low as possible and limit price increases, you should be matching the market so that you have already priced it in when it does occur.  Specialty grade coffee has a lot of price elasticity, so don't be shy about maintaining your margins.

It is a great time to emphasize how much brew at home saves vs. corner coffee shop.  

The health benefits continue to be a huge selling point as well.

Best sellers last week:

1)  Best sellers samples

2) 6 Bean

3) Single O samples

4) Bali

5) Cold Brew

6) Whiskey Barrel

7) Flavored samples

8) Christmas Blend

9) African Blend

10) Breakfast Blend

All products and packaging is in stock.

All lines are running at 2-4 business days 

Shipping times are still +1 for UPS and USPS

We officially began our next expansion so that we will be ready for this year's Holiday Season.

This will double our drop ship capacity and add about 20% to our commercial lines.

Have a great week and be sure to join the weekly ZOOM call if you have questions, want to get industry insight or need help with anything related to your store.  Send an email for an invite.

 

 

April 5, 2022

Good afternoon Drop ship partners and welcome to Q2.

Sales continue to be strong with Q1 SSS @+7.2% over last year. (units sold not $)

We have modified our analysis for this as inflation continues to rise and will be around 8%.

We have not and will not have a price increase in April for Q2 but expect that we will see one by the start of Q3 as COGS continues to increase.  

Please be sure you are watching your competitive set.  We did a random sampling of 50 of our stores and found pricing was on average $2.278 lower (12oz bag) than the competitive store set industry wide.  As the competition is forced to rapidly increase their pricing to compensate for higher COGS, you should follow them up.  This will allow you to price in your cost increase before it takes effect.

Best sellers last week:

1) Single O sample pack

2) 6 Bean

3) Flavored sample pack

4) Best sellers sample pack

5) Whiskey barrel

6) Cold brew

7) Mexico

8) Breakfast blend

9) Ethiopia

10) French Vanilla

All lines are currently running @ 2-4 business days for fulfillment with most orders in 2-3.

Shipping times are still +1 for USPS and UPS due to high volumes and COVID impacts.

All products and packaging is currently in stock.

Remember to join a weekly ZOOM call if you have any questions or need help that can't fit in an email.

Have a great week!

 

March 30, 2022,

Unfortunately, our ZOOM call this week was posted to a twitter account for those wishing to disturb private meetings.

We will be forced to modify our process for future meetings and will reschedule this meeting.

Please check in via email for a private invite.

Thanks!

 

 

March 29, 2022

Happy Tuesday!  Hopefully there are some Tacos in your near future!!

Last week of March and what a great month it has been. 

SSS month to date are +5.85% and look to be going higher in April despite the economic challenges around us all.

April coffee of the month is Uganda remember to watch your orders if you are using the "month" sku and as soon as all orders are shipped, it will be time to upload the new label.

We are very excited about April.  We begin our expansion next week, new roaster arrived yesterday.

This will double our drop ship capacity and  allow us to reopen our cupping room and design center (both converted to shipping to help with the huge increase in orders over the last 2 yrs).  We are hopeful that the state's remaining COVID restrictions will be lifted by the time construction is finished and we can get back to doing classes, cuppings and tours.

All lines are running well ahead of expected with most orders shipping in 2-4 business days.

USPS and UPS maintain +1 days on most services due to COVID and labor shortages.

All origins and packages are in stock.

Best sellers last week:

1) 6BEAN

2) BBLEND

3-5) Samples Sets

6) BALI

7) MONTH - AFRICA

8) French Vanilla

9) Cowboy

10) WBAR

Our projections for higher prices and more severe shortages of green coffee for the next 18-24 months has been extended and we expect to see issues related to the dramatic decrease in fertilizer supply (Russia is the #1 supplier of fertilizer for coffee).  This along with existing supply issues will continue to put pressure on the severely limited supply that will impact the market for 18-36 months.

Join the monthly meetings as we talk more about how we source coffee, ethical trading practices and more about the supply and pricing side of your coffee businesses. Invite below .

Also remember that you can attend any weekly meeting and talk directly to our ownership team.

Temecula Coffee Roasters is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Topic: Dropship Partner Meeting - TCR

Time: Mar 30, 2022 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

 

Have a great week!!

March 22, 2022

Welcome to Spring.

For those of us in the Southwest, it is full on cold brew season!

Cold Brew, African E, Blonde, Mexico and Nicaragua are current favorites.

All products and packages are in stock.

All lines are currently running 2-4 business days for fulfillment.  Over the next month or so, you will see this shorten as our expansion outpaces demand. This just means you will need to be sure to be very quick with order modifications as once an order is printed, it can't be changed.

Best sellers last week:

1) 6 Bean

2) Cowboy

3) Cold Brew

4) African E (MONTH)

5-7) Sample sets

8) Bali

9) Med Blend

10) French Vanilla

Remember to join a weekly ZOOM if you have any questions or want more 'in person' support.

 

Temecula Coffee Roasters is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Weekly New Partner Meeting.
Time: Mar 24, 2022 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
    
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Have a great week!

March 15, 2022

Happy Tuesday!

As you have noticed by now, we have been working on updating our website with more partner support features.  We will be adding in more content as we go.

Hopefully you have all gotten ready for spring and Cold Brew season.  Remember, any coffee can be brewed cold.  We highly recommend the TODDY system and course ground coffee.

We just received notice that our next new roaster has shipped and we are expanding as we get ready for Holidays 2022.  More news to come but as our long term partners will tell you, with our growth, we have become more responsive, more competitively priced and totally focused on providing you what you need to be successful.

All of our partners are welcome and encouraged to use our weekly ZOOM calls to ask questions or get help and our Monthly calls will be even more in depth and provide more specific info targeted at supporting your stores.

Best sellers Month to date:

1) 6 Bean

2) Flavored Sample Pack

3) Single O Sample Pack

4) Cowboy

5) Cold Brew

6) Best Seller Sample Pack

7) Bali

8) Breakfast Blend

9) French Vanilla

10) MONTH- African Blend

Have a great week and don't hesitate to email or join the ZOOM if you have questions or need help!

 

March 1, 2022

Spring is only 20 days away so it's time to start working on your Springtime coffee offerings.

Mint, caramel and hazelnut are the most popular flavored.

Kenya, Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Cold Brew and Blonde will likely lead in sales.

All products and packages are in stock.

Drop Ship line A is running right at 3-4 business days.

Direct line is at 4 business days.

Exciting things happening in March.

We are updating our retail site to offer all of our drop ship coffees and more sample choices - look for it to go live by the end of the month.

Monthly partner meeting will include PK class on roast levels and we will share some behind the scenes roast profile info and will talk about how we chose what coffee to buy and how we know what roast is best.

This week's new partner meeting will also include the latest label design and package appearance info.  Join in if you need help with your labels, have any other questions or want to bounce ideas off of staff.

Temecula Coffee Roasters is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Topic: Weekly New Partner Meeting PLUS Label Design and Package Appearance Class.

Time: Mar 3, 2022 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

     

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Have a great week!

February 22, 2022.

Happy Tuesday!

We are continuing to see sales increases in both warm weather and bean to cup offerings.  Blonde and 6Bean in whole bean are at the highest levels since the holidays.

 

SSS are up +9.75% and yes, that is volume not $$ as many have asked.  

Green coffee supply continues to be tight with pricing the highest since 2011.

Tomorrow is the last Wed. of the month, so be sure to join us for the monthly all partner ZOOM call.

We will be discussing sales, supplies and will have an in-depth review of label design and package appearance as well as the usual Q&A.

Have a great week!

Temecula Coffee Roasters is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Topic: Dropship Partner Meeting - TCR

Time: Feb 23, 2022 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

     

 

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Remember that Monday Feb. 21st is a shipping holiday.   Shipping times will reflect +1 business days.

 

February 15, 2022

We hope you had a great Valentine's Day!

 

While the weather is still cool, we are already seeing an uptick in sales of Cold Brew and African Blend (our 2 most popular offerings for iced and Nitro).

Last weeks SSS continue to increase @ +9.5%

All products are in stock with a pending shortage of our normal 5lb bags.  Supplies are incoming but if we run short, we will substitute a 5lb stand up.

All lines are running ahead of expected at 2-4 business days.  USPS pick ups continue to be earlier in the day meaning some orders are taking +1 to leave our facility.  (we roast and pack all day so if they pick up at 10:00, the rest of that day's orders go out the next day).  We should now accept this as the new norm.  Both USPS and UPS are at +1 day on delivery times.

Remember that our buyers expect reliable delivery times, not fast- so please provide good delivery expectations on your sites.

Best sellers this week:

1) Best Sellers Samples

2) Bali

3) Single O tied with Flavored Samples

5) Ethiopia

6) Cold Brew

7) 6 Bean

8) Blonde

9) African Espresso

10) Hazelnut

 

New partner and existing partner Q&A/Small group ZOOMs are available every Thursday if you need help with anything.

Have a great week!!

 

 

February 8, 2022

This week, we are doing our first class in the series.  It will be:  Label Design/Compliance and Package Appearance.

Send a request for a ZOOM link if you would like to join.  It will be partner/potential partner only.  This class will help you quickly design compliant labels and we will also share info on what is selling and what is not in regards to design/packages.

Last week sales were up an average of 9% over last year (SSS).

Best sellers across all stores (not necessarily what your niche will buy but some general info on trends).

In order by $$ sold

1) Bali

2) Single O Sample Set

3) Best Sellers Sample Set

4) Breakfast Blend

5) Flavored Sample Set

6) African Espresso

7) 6Bean

8) Cowboy

9) Cold Brew

10) Blonde

All coffee and packaging is in stock.

We have just finished securing lots for Q2 of 2022.  Supplies are extremely tight and shipping delays mean our competitive sets will likely be struggling to maintain supply.  We expect to see a 5% price  increase (in the competition) so keep a close eye on your competitive set so that you are competitively priced.   Don't be underpriced in this market. 

All lines are running 3-4 business days with orders being delivered an average of 3 business days ahead of expected.

Remember from our data set that specialty grade roast to order coffee drinkers want reliable shipping times...so be sure you are clear with your shipping policy (they also know that roast to order takes time and that coffee hits it's peak 10-14 days after roasted).  Clear expectations are far more important than just 'fast'.  Please be sure to use this. 

Frequent buyers value roast to order as an additional $1.675 over regular specialty grade coffee.  Advertise what you sell to take advantage of this.

Weekly Zoom calls are on Thursdays if you have questions or need help growing your brand.

Have a great week!

 

February 1, 2022.

Happy February drop ship partners.

We are still experiencing steady increases in demand and SSS.  Way to go!!

All products and bags are in stock.  We are seeing some shortages of some origins but we expect that to be the case for all of 2022.

While we have not had an out of stock coffee since 2017, we do expect to see some this year.  We will keep you well updated so that you are able to act if/when they occur.

We are offering a label design and compliance ZOOM next Thursday.- 14:00 Pacific   Let us know if you would like to attend and we will forward an invite.

This will only be open to partners and potential partners.

All lines are running at 3-4 business days and most orders are being received well ahead of expected.

Never hesitate to email if you have questions.

Have a great week!

January 24, 2022. 

Good morning drop ship partners.

We continue to be surprised by both the high level of sales and new partners joining us. Congrats and Welcome!

All products and bags are in stock.

Fulfillment times continue to be 2-3 business days with some lines hitting 3-4 business due to the high number of employees out with COVID.  

This week is the all partner meeting on Wednesday and we have moved the time to 14:00 Pacific for the next 3 meetings at the request of many of our East Coast partners needing after work hour meetings.  The invite is below.  Be sure to join in as we will be talking about this years continued coffee crisis, some new support options and we will be asking for input on what you need to make your business a success.  We will also answer all questions received via email and during the meeting itself.

Have a great week and don't hesitate to email if you need help with set-up, sales ideas or anything else to help you succeed and take advantage of the huge current demand!

Bryan  is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Topic: Dropship Partner Meeting - TCR

Time: Jan 26, 2022 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

        Every month on the Last Wed, until Apr 27, 2022, 4 occurrence(s)

        Jan 26, 2022 02:00 PM

        Feb 23, 2022 02:00 PM

        Mar 30, 2022 02:00 PM

       

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Reminder:  Monday Jan. 17th is Martin Luther King Jr. day and is a shipping holiday.  Please be sure your buyers know to expect +1 day in receiving their coffee.  

Happy New Year Drop Ship Partners!!

We hope you are having a healthy and happy start to the new year.

Sales so far this year are up SSS+21% over last year so clearly you are capturing the very high current demand.

If your store is struggling, be sure to join in on the weekly ZOOM calls for help and market insight.  Email for the next available spot as these are small group meetings and carefully size-controlled.

All coffee and packaging is in stock but we do expect the issues in the green coffee supply and in all supplies in general to continue for the next 12-24 months.

Fulfillment times on all lines is 3-4 business days.

Please remember that we count on you to accurately and correctly set up your store.  Orders that are submitted without package labels cannot be shipped.  Please be sure that every product you list/sell has a correct sku assigned and that every sku has an approved label.  You are 100% responsible for this process.  If you have an order that is not being fulfilled, before contacting us, check to be sure you have a label assigned and that is is correct and approved.  

Best sellers last week:

  1. best selling sample set

  2. flavored sample set

  3. 6 Bean

  4. single origin sample set

  5. Breakfast Blend

  6. Cowboy

  7. Bali tied with Coldbrew

  8. hazelnut

  9. Holiday

  10. WBAR

Have a great week and be sure to check in via email if you need anything!!

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

We have finalized the Q1 - 2022 price structure.  It goes into effect Jan 1.

Please join next week's all partner meeting as we will be discussing pricing, sales strategies for 2022, the latest coffee crisis, ideas for improving competing in your competitive set.  We will be polling all attendees regarding: potential changes to offering sizes (10oz bags), flavored coffee options and other important ideas to offset increasing COGS.

Please consider this one of the most important meetings for you to attend regarding your business and how it will look in 2022.

The results of this discussion will directly impact the program for next year.

Bryan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Topic: Dropship Partner Meeting

Time: Dec 29, 2021 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

        Every month on the Last Wed, until Apr 27, 2022, 5 occurrence(s)

        Dec 29, 2021 09:00 AM

        Jan 26, 2022 09:00 AM

        Feb 23, 2022 09:00 AM

        Mar 30, 2022 09:00 AM

        Apr 27, 2022 09:00 AM

 

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December 22, 2021.

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays Dropship Partners.

We hope you are enjoying the season with family and friends.

Just a few quick update this week.

1) All lines are fulfilling at 4-6 business days - Friday and Saturday of this week and next are holidays, so expect stretched fulfillment times.

2) All coffee is in stock.  Matte black bags have intermittent outs with gloss black being used as a substitute. 

3) New prices will go into effect Jan. 1.  We worked on minimizing this as much as possible with the resulting increase being around 4%.  We did some standardizing of prices to make it simpler to know your numbers.  This small increase includes the current increase in shipping costs, labor costs and inflation.  You will still be able to be extremely competitive as your competitive set will have seen $1.00-1.95/lb increase in their costs during this same time.  Price sheets will be in your app by the end of the week.

There is not a small group ZOOM this week and next week is the All Partner, Monthly Call, so if you need help don't hesitate to drop us an email.  

Best sellers last week:

  1. Flavored Samples

  2. Best Sellers Samples

  3. Single Origin Samples

  4. Christmas Blend

  5. Cowboy

  6. 6 Bean

  7. Hazelnut

  8. French Vanilla

  9. Whiskey Barrel

  10. Bali

Happy Holidays!

 

 

December 18, 2021.

Quick reminder that today is the last day for orders to be highly likely to be delivered by New Year's Eve!

Please be sure you have clear shipping expectations on your site.

Have a great weekend!!

 

December 14, 2021.

Its really feeling a lot like Christmas!

The last day for orders to "likely be delivered by 12/24 was 12/11". 

Order volumes continue to be extremely high and we are currently running right at 4-6 business days on all lines.

There are new COVID 19 restrictions going into place tomorrow.  We do not have the final rules yet but are counting on some productivity impact and will post new fulfillment times as soon as we know the full impacts.

As you are finishing out the year strong, be sure you have clear shipping expectations and remember that we are closed on Christmas and New Years Day.

We will have Q1 pricing posted next week.  The new pricing will reflect the increase in USPS shipping costs, inflation and all other COGS.

Best sellers this week:

1) Best Sellers Samples

2) Flavored Samples

3) Cowboy

4) Single O Samples

5) Whiskey Barrel

6) Holiday

7) 6 Bean

8) Hazelnut

9) Cold Brew

10) African Blend

Have a great week and remember the small group ZOOM calls and support is available if you need it.

 

December 8, 2021

Happy Wednesday!!

Sales this week are at the highest levels we have ever seen, congratulations!!

Orders are moving quickly and our incredible staff is at maximum allowable levels and working 6 days a week to provide the best speed of service possible.

Both Drop Ship and Direct Ship lines are currently running 4-6 business days.

Remember the last day orders received will be highly likely to arrive by 12/24 is 12/11.  Be sure your buyers are aware so there are not Christmas morning disappointments.

Top sellers this week:

1-3) Sample packs

4) Holiday Blend

5) Cowboy

6) Bali

7) Cold Brew

8) Pumpkin Spice/Mocha - tied

9) African Blend

10) Whiskey Barrel Aged

Please be sure you are checking in here every week to avoid missing important messages/changes.
 

Pay close attention to your competitive set and match their price increases so that the inevitable Jan. price increase doesn't impact your gross margins.  COGS are increasing be sure your retail reflects this.

Please, please be sure you are not selling products before you have an approved label on file.  It is a huge delay in our system and any order without a bag label can't be shipped.

 

There are still 2 spaces left for this weeks small group ZOOM if you need help with anything related to your store.  Send an email for the invite.

Have a great week!!

December 1, 2021

The Holiday season and shopping is here.

Sales this week are 100% higher than same time last year.  Congratulations on capturing the incredible demand.

As we catch up from last week's holiday, we are running right at 4-5 business days.

We start 6 days a week full operations and will expect to be right around the 5 business days from order to ship on all lines through the end of the year.  Please be sure you have clear shipping expectations in your store policy.  Also note that USPS published the note below regarding tracking.  We are seeing lots of slow and missed scans with a huge number of orders first scanning as "out for delivery".

Domestic Shipments
USPS First-Class and Priority Mail

This has been an extraordinary time of unprecedented challenges. The Postal Service is experiencing significant volume increases, while at the same time USPS employee availability has been reduced due to the impacts of COVID-19. The USPS is flexing its resources to process and deliver the mail as quickly as possible.

It's not uncommon for USPS employees to skip package scans when they're running behind to allow them to move packages quicker than otherwise since additional scanning also means additional processing time.

The first package scan may be on arrival at a regional hub near the destination. This is common when shipping volume is high and packages are processed in bulk. Until this first scan, the system may not acknowledge receipt of the package.

The first package scan may not be until delivery.

All packaging and products are in stock but we do expect some shortages and possible bag substitutions in the near future.

Best sellers this past week:

1) Holiday Blend

2-4) Sample packs

5) Whiskey Barrel

6) Cowboy

7) Bali

8) Breakfast Blend

9) Pumpkin Spice

10) Mexican Chocolate.

Please remember to update your MONTH label as soon as all of your November orders ship.  Please don't change the label until all of these show shipped.

2022 Coffee of the Month - first half.

Jan- Tanzania

Feb- Mexico

March- African Blend

April- Uganda

May- Nicaragua

June- Bali

Be sure you are watching your competitive set and following them up on price.  We will have a price increase early Q1 to cover the increases in shipping, supply costs and inflation but you don't need to wait.  The small to midsized roasters in your competitive set will already be increasing prices .

Please be sure to forward any questions you may have via email and if you need more direct help, join a small group ZOOM call.

Have a great week!!

November 23, 2021

Good morning Drop Ship Partners!!

Happy Thanksgiving.

Sales remain at record levels and it looks like this will hold through the end of the year.

Be sure to jump on the ZOOM call - invite at the end of the message- if you need help capturing some of this demand.

The supply chain remains difficult and pricing is being impacted.

We are seeing issues particularly with bags.  

Your bag preference/color will always be used when possible but we fully expect to be out of matte black bags in the next week or so with the next shipment due 11/1 not actually being delivered until Mid January.  We will use gloss black and then White as supplies require.

All coffee is currently in stock and we expect to be able to avoid any outs.

Prices are at 10 yr highs, shipping costs continue to increase and the entire supply chain has raised pricing.

Be sure you are tracking your competitive set and their pricing.  We will have a price increase in Q1.  There is no way around it but you can position yourself competitively now as most of your competitive set will have already factored in these cost (and will continue to).

Top Sellers This Week:

1) 6 Beam

2) Cowboy

3) Sample sets

4) Bali

5) Breakfast Blend

6) Pumpkin Spice

7) Mexican Chocolate

8) Whiskey Barrel

9) Breakfast Blend +

10) Costa Rica

We are currently running 3-4 business days on all lines.  Expect us to get to 3-5 business days in the next week or so.

Thanksgiving is a shipping holiday and will impact both processing and shipping times.

Please be sure to give your buyers clear expectations for deliver times.  3-5 business days for production and 4-6 for shipping.

Have a great week!!!

Bryan  is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

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November 16, 2021

Good afternoon Drop ship partners!

What a great time of the year to be selling coffee.

Demand is at record levels and continue to increase.

The only down side is the price of green coffee is at 10 yr highs (well, 9yr 11 month).

Be sure you are keeping a close eye on your competitive set.  Be sure you are following them up with pricing.

While we won't have a price increase until Q1 and can leverage our size to decrease the impact,  you should be positioning yourselves in the market to follow the smaller price increases so that when our price increases does occur, you are already at market.

If you are not seeing big increases in sales from last year or last month for that matter, be sure to take a close look at your messaging, advertising and offering list.  If you need help, join one of the weekly small group ZOOM calls(e-mail for an invite) and of course we will be talking all things coffee trends during the November all partner ZOOM.

Please remember that every product you sell must have a label on file and correctly assigned.  We continue to have orders that can't be shipped due to missing labels.  Our process gives you complete control of your labels but to do that, we also have to give you complete responsibility.  If you have a slow to ship order, before you contact us, check to be sure you have correct labels on file.  Nobody like slow orders.

Next week is Thanksgiving and with that comes a short shipping week.  We are currently running at 3-4 business days on all lines.  The week after Thanksgiving, that will likely go to 3-5 and remain there for the rest of the season.  Remember - buyers of specialty grade, roast to order coffee know that it is not a fast process but they do want RELIABLE shipping times.  Be sure your shipping policy provides clear and reasonable expectations. (Orders for Christmas Eve, should be in our queue by 12/10).  All shipping services are adding +1 days to shipping times.

Best sellers for last week:

1) 6Bean

2) Holiday

3) Colombia

4) Hazelnut/candy cane - tie

5) Cowboy

6) Flavored sample pack

7) Single O sample pack

8) Best sellers sample pack

9) Bali

10) Breakfast Blend

Have a great week and don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or if you need marketing/sales help!!

 

November 9,2021

Good morning Drop ship Partners!!

November sales  to date are brisk and SSS are up 9.4% from last year which was a record year.  Way to go!

Please keep the ship by days in mind as we get close to the Holidays.

Thanksgiving day orders must be in our queue by tomorrow night to be sure it is there in time.  USPS and UPS have added +1 to delivery times.

Remember that Thursday 11/11 is Veteran's day and is a shipping holiday.

It is a good idea to have very clear shipping expectations during this season.

We are currently running right at 3 business days on all lines but expect the volumes to push us much closer to our 3-5 day expected as we get closer to Christmas.

Orders need to be in the queue by 12/16 to be under the tree by 12/24.

We hate to keep mentioning it but we still have a number of partners selling product without package labels correctly assigned.

This is the #1 reason an order will be stuck in pre-shipment.  Remember that every bag you sell must have an approved label on file.

If there is not an approved label on file and correctly assigned to the sku sold, the order can't be processed and will sit until the label is uploaded.

In order to give you complete control of your labels, we also give you complete responsibility.  There is no mechanism possible in our system to automatically notify you when you fail to assign a label so please be sure EVERY product you list and sell has a label uploaded and assigned before you begin to sell it.  If you notice an order that is "paid" but unshipped, please correct the missing label and let us know so we can reprocess and get the order moving.

Best sellers this week show the shift to holiday buying.

1) Bali

2) 6 Bean

3) Cowboy

4) Flavored Sample Pack

5) Best Seller Sample Pack

6) Honduras

7) Pumpkin Spice

8) Tanzania

9) Mexico

10) Single O Sample Pack

 

If you are struggling with anything in your store, be sure to let us know how we can help.

Feel free to email questions or join one of the weekly ZOOM calls.  These small group calls are a great resource for new and struggling stores.

We are seeing huge demands and across the board our top 100 stores show large increases in sales.

Be sure you are well positioned and tracking your competitive set's pricing.

While we will not have a price increase until January, most of your competitive sets will be reflecting supply chain and inflationary related price changes now.  Follow their lead, so that the Q1 prices are already built into your business plan  and sales projections for 2022.

Have a great week and congratulations again on a great sales week.

October 25, 2021

 

Good morning Partners and Potential Partners!!

This month's all partner ZOOM call is on Wednesday.  Please see the invite below.

We will discuss some current trends, supply chain update, holiday preparation and answer all of your questions.

If you have a pressing issue or question, please send it in early to be sure it is answered. 

Have a great week!!

Bryan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

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October 19, 2021

Good Afternoon dropship partners!

What an exciting start to the holiday season.

Order volumes are up about 15% already and SSS are up 9%.  

We will definitely expect an early and heavy holiday shopping season.

The news has started to focus on the shipping/supply chain crisis and we are seeing our commercial buyers getting orders in early.

This year will require early advertising and if you are making product additions for the holiday shopping crowd, it is not too early to do so.

Coffee hit 10 yr highs last week and we can expect the price impacts to begin heavily hitting your competitors.

Be sure you are price shopping your competitive set so that you don't leave $ on the table.  

It is a good time to make proactive adjustments in anticipation of future price increases and following your C-set is a fantastic way to be priced right

The all partner ZOOM call is next week (Wednesday 10/27 from 09:00-10:00).  The invite will go up early next week.

Topics will include:

Taking advantage of your unique flavored coffees and pack to order k style cups.  

Shopping your competitive set and knowing your niche/target market.

Sales trends in the specialty coffee world and how to differentiate your brand as a specialty coffee provider.

Review of expected supply chain issues and pricing expectations for Q1 2022.

Of course plenty of time for questions and if you have one you want to be sure is answered, send it in early.

Best sellers this week:

1) 6 Bean

2) Flavored Sample Pack

3) Pumpkin Spice

4) Bali

5) Best Selling Sample Sets

6) Whiskey Barrel

7) Christmas/Holiday Blend

8) Peru

9) Breakfast Blend

10) Month - Ethiopia

Last weeks Monday shipping holiday pushed us to 3-4 business day on all lines and we are still there.

Remember the new +1 shipping days from all carriers along with our 3-5 day processing time so that your customers have a clear expectation for delivery times.

This week's small group ZOOM call is full, so be sure to join the entire group on Wednesday if you have questions or need help.

Have a great week!!

October 4, 2021

Good morning and happy 1st full week of Q4!!

We had some huge announcements from USPS last week.

1) longer delivery times expected - https://www.aol.com/news/more-mail-delays-coming-postal-133507570.html

2) Surge pricing went into effect - Assuming this is the same as last year, it is set to be temporary from now- 12/26 but will be instituted as the new regular pricing with the 2022  'annual' price increase.  We had expected 3.8-4.1% and it is 5% for 1st class and 9.375% for our most popular priority size.  

This means the cost to ship a 12oz bag of coffee is now $6.28 and a 16oz is $8.75.

This is the best time to evaluate your retail prices and make adjustments to reflect expected higher wholesale prices.   These price increases will impact all e-commerce sellers and your competitive set too, of course.

This is also a good time to review your shipping policy to reflect expected delays due to the holidays and the new USPS policy.

Green coffee hit new 5year highs today, so this combined with all supply costs and the new USPS rates means there will almost certainly have to be a Q1 Price increase.

 

If you have not finished your marketing plan for the 2021 holidays, now is the time to finish that up.  2020 demand was double what it was in 2019 and we expect 2021 to be at least 50% higher.  Plan ahead and be sure you are well positioned to take advantage of holiday sales.

We expect buying to be earlier this year as the news of the supply chain crisis is making its way into mainstream news and consumers are starting to realize that it is huge and will be a big factor in their holiday season.

If you need help getting ready, you can join the monthly all partner calls or the smaller weekly ZOOM calls.  This Thursday is full but 10/14 still has a few spots.

All coffee and supplies are in stock. 

We did receive a partial shipment of our normal 12oz black bags, so we are back to normal on all packaging.

Best sellers last week:

1) Six Bean

2) Flavored Sample Pack

3) Pumpkin Spice

4) Bali

5) Single Origin samples

6) Best Selling samples

7) Cowboy

8) French Vanilla

9) Month - Costa Rica

10) Breakfast Blend

The October coffee of the month is Ethiopian Natural - This lot scores 84 points, is Med/light roast and is simply fantastic!!

All lines are running 3-4 business days.​

Next Monday is a shipping holiday, so adjust shipping expectations accordingly.

Have a great week!!

 

September 28, 2021.

Be sure to join tomorrow's monthly ZOOM partner meeting for all of the latest.

We will talk about holiday buying trend (predictions), supply chain issues/updates and answer all of your questions.

Bryan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

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September 22, 2021.

Fall is officially here and the seasonal coffee trends are beginning to be evident.

Pumpkin spice is selling like crazy!!

Sales in general are strong and we are expecting a great holiday season.

Next week is the monthly partner ZOOM meeting.

Bryan will be sharing projected trends, supply chain issues/preparations and answering questions.  If you have a question you would like to be included, feel free to forward it this week.

Invite will go up early next week and we encourage all partners to attend this or one of the weekly meetings.

We are seeing the new normal supply chain issues as we have a record number of ships waiting to offload in LA and no warehouse space and limited labor on the docks.  It appears this will be the case through next year.

We currently have a pending shortage of 12oz black bags and may need to sub in the 16oz black bags starting on Friday/Monday.  We have tens of thousands on order but with the entire supply chain seeing COVID, labor and shipping impacts, in the midst of record demand, it is to be expected.  Remember that our buyer - the specialty grade, roast to order buyer lists packaging as #7 on the list of importance, so we don't expect negative impacts at the customer level.


 

Best sellers last week were:

1) Pumpkin spice

2) Flavored sample packs

3) 6 Bean

4) Cowboy

5) Best selling sample pack

6) Bali

7) Single Origin sample pack

8) Mexican Chocolate

9) Costa Rica (MONTH)

10) B Blend

All origins are currently in stock with some delays of incoming lots delayed at the dock.

All supplies are currently in stock with 12oz black bags to be substituted with 16oz stand up soon.

Demand is great and the Holiday Season is projected to start early and be up from last year.

Have a great week!!!

 

 

September 8, 2021.

Fall is in the air and Pumpkin Spice is the flavor of the week.  If your brand does flavored, now is the time to be sure you have both Mint and Pumpkin Spice listed.

Sales are strong with SSS up 3.4% over last year.

Remember that this is a holiday week, so there are shipping delays as expected.  

All lines are running at 3-4 business days but add +1 to normal shipping expectations.

Both USPS and UPS report extremely high volumes and expect it to be the same for the rest of the year.

Best sellers last week were:

1) Flavored Sample Pack

2) African Espresso

3) Best Seller Sample Pack

4) 6 Bean

5) Pumpkin Spice

6) Cowboy

7) Bali

8) Blonde

9) Single Origin Sample Pack

10) Breakfast Blend

Please remember that as volumes increase and more of our partners order for events and festivals that the commercial line will move closer to 5 business day lead times.  Be sure to plan ahead.  Allow 3 weeks from order to your event to allow for any issue that may come up on the shipping side.

We are seeing an increase in orders not being able to be processed due to missing labels.  Please be sure that you only list/sell products that have approved labels on file.  In order to give you complete control of the labels requires us to also give you complete responsibility.  This means there is no mechanism to notify you when you fail to provide a label.  The result is orders that cannot process and cannot ship.  Please double check that all of your listed products have labels and if you see an order sitting unshipped, please check the sku/label assignment and correct the issue so the order can be shipped.

All origins and supplies are in stock.  We are still experiencing bag supply issues and fully expect to have to substitute bag-colors during the holiday season.  We expect this to continue to be an issue until the supply chain can recover...likely the end of Q1 2022 at the earliest.  An odd turn of events has resulted in large supplies of white stand up pouches being in stock and this will be the go to in the event it becomes necessary.

We are adding in additional ZOOM meetings for new/inquiring partners.  If you have questions or want to join, contact us and request to be scheduled.  These will be much less formal and smaller than the monthly meeting to allow for better direct interaction/questions.

All indicators suggest record breaking holiday demand this year - be sure to get set up early to take full advantage.

Have a great week!!

August 22, 2021.

Here is Wednesday's ZOOM invite.

We encourage all partners to attend.  Let us know if you have conflicts with time as we are considering adding a 2nd time each month to be sure all partners can attend.  The info is now more important than ever as we discuss:

Supply Chain Issues, Fulfillment in the Current Environment and Answer Any and All Questions - submit them early.  There are a lot this week.  We encourage both brand new and seasoned partners to participate as the coffee world and the online sales world are constantly changing.

Bryan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Topic: Monthly Partner Call.

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August 17, 2021

Happy Tuesday!

Sales continue to be strong with SSS up 4% over last quarter.

Be sure to send in your questions for next weeks Zoom Call it will be 8/25 at 09:00 Pacific.  Invite will go out next week.

We will cover some new trends and discuss the long COVID impacts and the large number of requests for coffee that is "low in acid" and GERD friendly.   We will also review the fulfillment process and of course answer any and all questions.

We saw some interesting trends this past week.

Our #1 selling coffee was African Espresso.

Coarse ground was 26% of all orders - a fairy dramatic tell that cold brew is hot!

Blonde in Whole Bean rose to 4% of all orders (this is high for a single offering) and a clear indicator that we are hitting the bean to cup market in the right spot.

COVID continues to impact every aspect of the business.  Supplies are still in short supply, coffee prices are hitting all time highs and of course staff is impacted by precautions/exposure outside of work and they are doing an awesome job at keeping orders moving. 

USPS is also being impacted.  Our pickups are at random times and 1st scan in is in some cases being delayed 1-2 days...we have even had some orders scanned for the 1st time at delivery.  We will work with them to fix this but it may be a new 'normal'.

All lines are running right at 3-4 days.  Error rate continues to be extremely low at 0.03%.

The rest of best sellers this week:

2-4) sample sets

5) 6 Bean

6) Holiday/Christmas

7) Bali

8) Cold

9) Cowboy

10) Blend + (A bit of a skew due to 1 HVP selling a lot of it this week)

Have a great week and we will see you next week!

 

UPDATE:  ZOOM call date moved:

We have had to push back the monthly call by 1 week - it will now be on Aug 4th @ 9:00.

Bryan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Topic: Coffee - trends, supply, Q&A

Time: Aug 4, 2021 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

 

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July 20, 2021

July is in full swing and coffee sales remain brisk.

This week the coffee market saw some huge swings of its own.

On Monday, the coffee market dipped on news that new COVID cases would result in more shutdowns and limitations that would decrease demand.  By 2:00 this morning, that dip was erased and new highs in place as news of the freeze in Brazil and expected damage to an already suffering coffee crop.  We will discuss this and its impacts further during next weeks ZOOM call.  Be sure to forward any questions you have by Friday for that meeting as well.  

Topics will include:

Selling trends

Supply crisis (non-coffee)

Coffee supply and the outlook for the next 2yrs.

Questions regarding:

Sales trends for the holidays

Bundling

Subscriptions/Monthly Offerings

How to adapt as your niche develops

Any and all others submitted before Friday.

ZOOM Invite at the end of this message

Shipping and supply chain issues are once again in the forefront of our process.  We fully expect outages of many bag colors between now and the holidays.  Your choice will always be used if available but expect substitutions for the near future.  

At this time, all products and packaging is in stock but suppliers have given warning that this shortage will be worse than the initial 2020 issues.

Best sellers last week:

1) Italian - represents large direct ship orders

2-4) Sample packs

5) Mexico

6) Cold Brew

7) 6 Bean

8) Bali

9) Costa Rica

10) Colombia

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

We are experiencing highly variable pick up times by USPS so some orders are shipping day after expected.  We would anticipate this to be the new 'norm'.

 

Have a great week and keep up the strong sales!!  

Bryan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

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July 6th, 2021
Happy Tuesday Drop Ship Partners.
We hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed Independence Day!
We are now in Q3 which means you will hear more and more about preparing for the Holiday season.
It was part of the focus of last weeks ZOOM and more will be discussed next time.  If you are new to online retail, you need to know that you will see well prepared/positioned stores will have 30-50% of the year's sales from Oct 15th to Jan 15th and capturing those buyers can mean recurrent buyers for the entire year.
Being well prepared means not scrambling to create content, specials and product listings at the last minute when we are busy with parties, end of year tasks and shopping.
Last weeks sales confirm the previous trend assumptions.
Bean to cup machines are more popular than every and Cold Brew is selling at record breaking levels.
Top sellers last week:
1) Best sellers Sample Pack
2) 6 Bean Espresso
3) Cold Brew
4) Flavored Sample Pack
5) Cowboy -A lot of course ground(cold brew fav.)
6) Single Origin Sample Pack
7) Bali
8) Breakfast Blend +
9) French
10) Colombia
 
K style pods came in 12th, 15th and 16th indicating a trend towards buyers appreciating the option to buy great specialty grade, roast and pack single use pods.  Remember these are not intended to compete with big box 12 month old nitro purged pods.  They are a convenient way to enjoy a great cup of coffee.
Have a great week!
 
 
Important notice.
Please remember that the EU wide VAT requirement went into effect today.  
International orders to the EU will not be delivered until VAT is collected.  TCR does not and cannot collect or submit VAT on your behalf.  Please do not accept orders to any address in the EU.
Thanks!
 
 
June 29, 2021
 
Good afternoon!
Wow, what a shift in buying as the weather got severe....
Sales in Cold Brew/coarse ground hit a record last week.
Top sellers:
1) Cold Brew
2) African Blend (a very popular cold brew)
3) Best Sellers Sample pack.
4) Single Origin Sample pack.
5) Mexico
6) Mint/Mex. Choc - tied
7) Flavored Coffee Samples
8) Bali
9) Colombia
10) 6 Bean.
Be sure to join the ZOOM call tomorrow to catch up on all the latest news, the Coffee Crisis, and getting ready for the holiday season.  We will also do Q&A on any topic.
Have a great week!
June 22, 2021
Good morning Drop ship partners!
We hope you all enjoyed the Father's Day weekend.
Top 10 sellers last week: Some interesting new trends!!
1) 6 Bean
2) Best Sellers Sample Pack
3) Flavored Sample Pack
4) Whiskey Barrel
5) Mexico
6) Cold Brew
7) Bali
8) Single Origin Sample Pack
9) Breakfast Blend +
10) African Blend
The impacts of the current "coffee supply crisis" are beginning to hit retail buyers and will be a focus of this month's Zoom call.  We will also talk about getting ready for the Holiday sales season and we have a list of questions to answer.  Be sure to forward any questions you would like to discuss by Monday night.
Next week's Invite:

Bryan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Topic: The Current Coffee Crisis/What to expect for the Holiday season.

Time: Jun 30, 2021 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

 

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Important news!  Q3 update will take place on 06/15.
Happy Tuesday!
New products are available starting today.  BLOND is already selling fast. 
Mint is a very popular summer flavored coffee and we expect to see it in the top 10 soon.
Sales of espresso and cold brew are very strong.  
The new bourbon barrel is ready - single origin Guatemala will remain the dropship option.
Best sellers the past 7 days:
Sample sets
4) Cold Brew
5) 6 Bean
6) Cowboy
7) African Blend/Espresso
8) Mexican Chocolate
9) Bali
10) Ethiopia
 
Both Drop Ship and Commercial lines are running ahead at 2-4 business days.
The coffee supply crisis is really hitting the supply chain, so expect to see competitive changes in the next month or so.  Our supply is solid and we expect very limited issues, so this is a real competitive advantage for our drop ship partners.  We will keep you posted and this will be part of this month's Zoom call.
Please remember that our team is available to answer any questions you may have.  Don't hesitate to email at any time and if you have complex questions, you can always schedule a phone call.
Have a great week!!
Good morning Drop ship partners.
We will be implementing the new products and price structure for 2021 Q3 next week.
All new offerings/skus can be added and sold as soon as the update is complete.
The new price structure will also take effect on or about 06/15.
We are very happy that we were able to absorb the majority of the increase in COGS through process and efficiencies.  Actual costs have gone up 21.8% over the last 12 months. our price increase is about 6.5%.(CPI is up is >4.2%)
While we recognize any cost increase feels like bad news, know that your non-TCR competitors will be more impacted by this, giving you a great cost advantage and competitive edge.
We generally only do a price adjustment once a year but, the green coffee market as a whole is in crisis with harvest issues in Brazil and Vietnam, all origins having COVID impacts combined with Colombia's political unrest and the shipping issues we will be forced to evaluate pricing again in early 2022.  Know that we will do everything possible to minimize or avoid increases when possible.  I don't think anyone knows what the next 12 months holds for the economy, supply chain and labor pool.....
The price sheets will be added to the app and are available by request via email.
The sku for Coffee of the MONTH will be added.
June- Brazil
July-Sumatra
Aug.- Mexico
Sept.- Costa Rica
Oct.-Ethiopia
Nov.-Whiskey
Dec.- Guat
Best sellers this week:
1-3) sample sets
4) Cowboy
5) Costa Rica
6) Cold Brew
7) Bali
8) Mexican Chocolate
9) 6 Bean
10) Breakfast
All lines are running 2-4 business days.
No current shortages of product or packages.
Have a great week and don't hesitate to send an email or set up a phone call with Bryan if you need help.
June 1, 2021
Good morning drop ship partners.
Sales volumes remain strong.  
Cold Brew is selling like crazy.
Remember that almost any coffee makes great cold brew.  Costa Rica, Kenya, Tanzania all make a sweet cup.
6 Bean, Cowboy, Cold Brew and any of the Central/South Americans make a great concentrate for those who mix with milk or milk substitutes.  Course ground works in most systems and methods.
Best selling items this week:
Sample sets remain in 1st place.
Then:
4) Bali
5) Mexican Chocolate
6) Cold Brew
7) Cowboy
8) 6 Bean
9) Colombia
10) French Vanilla
Drop ship lines are running 3-4 business days.
Bulk/Commercial lines 3-5 business days.
As you start to plan summer events and other commercial order needs, be sure to allow at least 2 weeks from order to expected delivery.  We highly recommend 3 weeks to allow for issues/damage in transit.
Have a great week!!
May 25, 2021
 
Happy Tuesday!
Be sure to join us for the monthly ZOOM call tomorrow.
2 extremely important process reminders:
 
If you have an order without an approved label on file, it cannot be processed until you upload and assign a label.  You have complete control of your labels and total responsibility for ensuring you have a label for every item sold.  There is no system to notify you when you don't. Please do not list or sell an item until you have the approved label on file and assigned to the sku.
Each order is both legally and functionally 2 separate transactions.  
1). The customer places the order on your site and pays you (the retail transaction).
2). You place the order with us and request that it be shipped to the customer (the wholesale transaction).
#2 is handled by the app.  It occurs the instant the order comes in and the app recognizes the sku in the order.  It bills the card on file and adds the order to our queue. 
Making any change to #1 has no impact on #2.  In order to change your order with us, you need to email orders@temeculacoffeeroasters.com with the app order# and the change you would like to make.  We can only modify orders that have not been processed, so this means you need to forward the request as soon as possible.  Once an order is fulfilled, no changes or cancellation can be processed. 
Order volumes are high but our teams are still all running at 2-4 business days on all orders.
Best selling coffees this week:
1) Best Selling Samples
2) Single Origin Samples
3) Cold Brew
4) 6 Bean
5) Flavored Samples
6) Cowboy/Cinnabun
7) Colombia
8) Breakfast Blend
9) African Blend
10) Bali
See you all tomorrow and have a fantastic week!!