|April 4, 2020||Posted by aidanstoytrove under Retail Store|
Due to COVID-19, our retail store has been closed to walk in customers for over 2 weeks now. School in California has been cancelled for the rest of the academic year and Aidan is home all day. As a family, we’re finally beginning to settle into quarantine. We have been playing lots of board games! We built the retail store’s online website in a matter of days and we’re finally beginning to work out the kinks. We use Square in our retail store and implemented the integrated Weebly online store. To say that it is rough around the edges is a huge understatement. Weebly has been implementing changes almost faster than we can make them. I quickly discovered just how slow and unstable the online store can be and I apologize profusely for this. If it isn’t working for you, please try again in later. I’m hoping that the performance will improve over time. From a personal perspective, I’d like to throw Weebly off a cliff but for now it’s working and that’s all that matters.
When we first built the online store, Delivery wasn’t an option. Now, Delivery is an option but we can’t turn off the Pick Up option. Oi! For now, we are offering Free Local Delivery only. No shipping and no pickups but we hope to expand on this. Deliveries are being made on Friday and Saturday after 4:00pm and we will deliver within a 20 mile radius. We appreciate all of those that have offered to pick up their purchases in person to save us the drive but honestly, at this point, delivery is the easiest option for us. If you need something sooner than Friday, please don’t hesitate to message us and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
Another issue that we have been dealing with for the past week is the inability for the online store to import categories of any sort. We have slowly been adding categories and populating them but this is very much a work in progress. There is a search function at the top of the website, and while not perfect, we recommend trying it if you don’t see the item that you are looking for within a category. Up until now, we were using Square exclusively for our retail store. When our inventory migrated from Square to the online store, there were no item descriptions and many of the Point of Sale photos were far from pretty. Descriptions and updated pictures are also still being added. Lastly, any item without a photo is not visible in the online store. If you remember us having something and don’t see it, please ask! It’s quite likely that it is in stock but lacking a picture.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of our wonderful customers that have purchased from us during these unprecedented times. Stay safe everyone and please don’t hesitate to reach out if we can help in any way.
|March 22, 2020||Retail Store|
In compliance with Governor Newsom’s statewide stay at home order, our retail store is temporarily closed. We are offering free local delivery on select in store merchandise. This includes a fantastic selection of jigsaw puzzles, boardgames and STEM activities. Shop Free Local Delivery Please read the delivery terms carefully. We will be offering orders […] more
|July 27, 2019||Model Horse|
BreyerFest 2019 Glossy Hero’s Welcome Surprise – Sales Pieces I enjoy sharing sneak peaks of the models that we receive.The majority of them are slated for the sales block. I put a lot of time into editing taking and editing photos. However, I’ve noticed something, particularly over the last few months. The horses are […] more
|March 13, 2019||Model Horse|
Come See Our Booth During BreyerWest at the 2019 Northwest Horse Fair and Expo We will have a booth in the Willamette building at BreyerWest (the first building on the right when you enter) and will have HUNDREDS of Breyers and related merchandise spanning 3 booths. We will be setup to take cash or credit. […] more
|January 7, 2019||Model Horse|
Breyer Santa Surprise – 2018 Christmas Day Special Run Historically, Breyer has released a Special Run for Collector’s Club members on Christmas day. This year was no different. Collectors were treated to the Breyer Santa Surprise 711259. The mold was Wintersong as a Unicorn who’s current release is Xavier. The Santa Surprise was limited to […] more
|November 17, 2018||Model Horse|
Breyer Wish and Wonder – Christmas Mare and Foal A few pictures of a grey Breyer Misty appeared in the Back In the Saddle catalog and some other places. Now, that Misty is officially available for purchase directly from Breyer’s website! She is being released with the Stormy foal in a set called Breyer Wish […] more
|November 15, 2018||Model Horse|
Breyer 2019 Stablemate Club Open For Enrollment I know that a number of you have been waiting for the Breyer 2019 Stablemate Club enrollment to open and enrollment is officially open! This beautiful glossy Mirado model was featured in Breyer’s promotional email and I’m fairly certain that he will be a Breyer 2019 Stablemate Club […] more
|October 10, 2018||Model Horse|
Finn the Breyer 2018 Stablemate Club Gambler’s Choice Mule The Breyer Stablemate Club began in 2016. Each year features a Gambler’s Choice Special Run. 4 different colors on the same Stablemate mold are offered once per year, these are referred to as Gambler’s Choice models as the color you receive is random. The Breyer […] more
|October 2, 2018||Model Horse|
Breyer Kehinde – The Newest Web Special Run Kehinde is Breyer’s newest Web Special Run and is product number 712255. He is part of the new Wild Animal Series which is open to a broader range of patterns than the Big Cat Series. Kehinde is based on the Clock Horse or the American Saddlebred Stallion […] more