If you're a new customer it may not be readily apparent but most products on the website here are made in the order they're received. The amount of time between you placing your order and when it ships out to you is called Lead Time or Production Time. By default we try to get everything crafted and shipped out within three weeks of an order however some things can take longer depending on a number of factors like amount/complexity of orders or availability of materials. During the holidays this can become an issue if you're a last minute shopper trying to get gifts in under the wire as it were. Luckily for you, this isn't our first rodeo and we understand that not everyone has a great foresight to purchase early.
The fact of the matter is that some people are honestly just tough to shop for. One thing I know for certain is that the things we craft here at Anvil Customs are always a hit. It is practically guaranteed to be a highlight of the gift giving (and getting) season! BUT I also know that I currently have quite a broad selection and I've put together a brief but excellent guide to all thing Anvil this season, to help ease the trouble of finding that perfect gift.
In September we began re-imagining the interior of the "Mini Long" style wallets. Their popularity got us thinking about some of the small ways we could dramatically improve the interior of the wallet. Well, that process has culminated in a final product and we're happy to announce that the new mini long wallet is live as a product!
In any given year there is always one question we get more than any other in the months and weeks leading up to the holiday season. "Will I get my order in time?" It's a fair question any year, especially in ecommerce, and even more important when you're dealing with hand made to order items. There is a little extra insecurity in 2020 however because of the extra challenges posed Covid-19.
If 2020 has done anything for people I hope that its given everyone some perspective on their day to day lives. Just about everyone has had at least some part of their lives upended by the pandemic, not to mention the myriad of other disasters that have reared up across the globe. I hope that it makes people count their blessings. I have seen a pretty significant increase in comments about folks reconsidering their day jobs looking to get into doing something like what we do here at Anvil...
The Mini Long Wallet started out as a way to appease some of our customers that liked the long wallet but just wanted something a little shorter. Obviously we do try to listen to our customers' feedback because that's just good business. The original design wasn't even available as a stock item. But folks saw us make a few as requested by some of our customers on social media and before long it had a achieved a somewhat cult status in as much as a style of leather wallet can have a following. Eventually we had enough interest in them to make a version that was available on the website, and they've sold fairly well over the years. That being said, there's always room for improvement. We're constantly looking at ways we can better the styles and designs of our products.
It is conceivable that in the coming years we're going to have a surge of folks who have discovered the joys of working with their hands. Many people are suddenly finding themselves at home with a new abundance of time and an uncertainty of what to do with said time. Because of Covid-19 people can't go out and do many of the things they're used to, so it would not surprise me in the least if we have a new generation of makers and craftsman come of this pandemic.
We make many products over the course of the year and most of them end up for sale here, on the online store. But we also take custom requests, so I wanted to provide a quick guide on placing a custom order, as well as a few tips that might help you out along the way.
"...That was 34 years ago before the housing boom took place and developments in East Springfield went thru the roof. New neighborhoods of residential homes and farms upriver meant cloudier waters, downstream. Fast forward to today and you can see the physical toll this has taken with the layer of phosphates covering the riverbed rocks. It's a shame, yes, but to me, its still as beautiful as the first day I hooked into that monster bucketmouth..."
Sometimes people get confused. There's a chance people message us when they have a problem expecting to get the runaround like they do with larger less personal businesses. They think they're messaging some disassociated random guy at a troubleshooting center in Nevada. So let me just take a moment to educate you on how it works...