We wanted to take a minute and talk about some of our plans and ideas for 2015. We are always looking for ways to make the best sharks & collectibles possible, all while maximizing value and saving our customers money! Cathy and I have been strategizing for months now and I think we've come up with some great new ideas and products for 2015, and we’d love to share them with you:
Firstly, we have retooled the master prototypes, increased detail levels and streamlined the casting process involved in making all the 25” Ultimate Bruce Collector’s set sharks. We've listened to you and we’re thrilled to announce that all of the shark’s fins are molded onto the body instead of as separate detachable pieces. This alone improves overall quality, lessens our labor/expenses and saves you all money too!
You won’t believe your eyes when you see the New Ultimate Bruce & Sequel Shark Line. Yes, the Revenge Bruce is slated for release in mid-2015! Also we are looking at making smaller limited edition runs of each Shark product this year. As most of our kids have moved out and now work and live on their own, the three of us remaining Schultz's are looking at ways to maximize the most out of our work weeks. After all, we three can only make so many sharks per week!
Our goal is to once again start selling the Ultimate Bruce Collector's Set Sharks within the next two to four weeks time. The New prototypes must still be assembled, painted and have their days before the camera to be ready for posting online to sell. And as you know we are still keeping our heads above water maintaining the nonstop stream of orders already made as well as finishing other New Shark products for release in Q2 & Q3.☺
Going forward, we are also planning to sell display stands separately for the 25-inch Ultimate shark line. These newly designed Ultimate Bruce Sharks rest perfectly on their bellies balanced by their fins & body pose. Each piece displays beautifully right out of the molds, and eliminating the need for a stand will help us keep prices down as expenses continue to rise throughout the fiscal year. For those wishing to display their shark on a stand, we will still offer several to choose from to purchase separately.
Currently, the majority of our transactions are conducted through PayPal. Everyone loves the convenience and confidence we feel shopping with PayPal, and of course we will still be offering PayPal as one of our payment methods. However, steadily rising PayPal fees greatly increase costs for both us and you the customer. Therefore, if our Continental U.S. customers pay by check, cashier’s check or money order then we will pass this savings directly to our U.S. customers in the lower 48 states! This can be well up to $30 or more depending on the items ordered! Something fans have been asking about for years, and we’re happy to make this happen! No wonder these time-tested methods have been used since the 1880's to purchase by mail!
So stay tuned to SharkCityOzark.com in 2015 for all of the exciting details! We will be offering new and upgraded sharks at more affordable prices than ever before. We are so excited to show everyone what we’ve been working on, 2015 will be the best year yet for Shark fans!