Because we sometimes travel throughout Maine and New Hampshire to pick up new inventory, we thought perhaps our customers would like to know if we plan to be near their area at any time, in order to deliver heavier or more fragile items for less than a shipping company might charge.
So here’s a quick overview of some upcoming travel. We’ll try to stay on top of this in case it’s helpful for you! (The above photo is of our constant travel companions.)
Please Note Our Delivery Fees: Generally, our delivery charge is $10.00 around town (Lewiston/Auburn) or anywhere along a route we might be traveling on. (It can take time to package up inventory to be able to deliver it to you safely, and then time to go out of our way and actually do the delivery.) If you’re more than about a mile off the route we’re traveling on, there’s an additional cost of $1.98 per mile that we have to travel off our route.
It looks I’ll be sticking around town a bit more than usual this week, so delivery options will be a bit limited. However, any time I’m not on the road, I’ll be working at my office management business, out of my own office (where some of our inventory is stored) or at my clients’ offices… all in Lewiston (ME). If you’d like to pick up an item, I’m more than happy to be here for you, but need a specific time so I can make sure I’m available. (And of course, I not only have meetings via Zoom that are conducted from my office, and which I must be in full attendance for, but I spend a huge amount of time on the phone with insurance companies… sometimes those calls can last for an hour or more!) However, I always spend Wednesdays with my 3 year old grandson, so unless there’s no other option, I don’t go in to the office, or do sales other than dropping off on my way to Portland to pick him up.
On Wednesday, February 24, I have to be in Portland (ME) in the morning, leaving from Lewiston-Auburn. We (the dogs and I) usually take the pike but can instead travel along 202. We’ll be returning from Portland later in the evening with the same travel itinerary.
Thursday, February 25, we’ll be headed to North Yarmouth (ME) in the late afternoon, starting out on 202, then traveling past Pineland, so could deliver in that area.
I’m not sure of anything else yet. I’ll be going to Bristol (NH) on Saturday, and Brunswick (ME) on Sunday.
Please Note: If we do have to deviate from our planned route i.e. by driving 10 miles out of our way, it would require adjusting our time schedule somewhat, meaning we’d have to leave earlier in order to still arrive at our destination on time.
Any and all items plus delivery charges must be paid for in advance.