Hey, how are you? We are okay. We are blessed to still be open and shipping at this crazy time. Many of our customers want to know if there will be a delay with their order. The answer is yes: our handling and ship times are experiencing slight delays in shipping plush organs due to COVID-19. USPS has added one extra day to both Priority Mail (usually 3-5 days now more like 4-7) and first class service (usually 5-10 days, now more like 6-12). Please be patient. We are short-staffed. This leads to delays. Our wholesale warehouse, which usually has a staff of 5, is down to one person to handle our teeny tiny trickle of orders to stores that carry I Heart Guts. Mike, who handles all the shipping to you, our fabulous customers at iheartguts.com, is also working alone and doing what he can. USPS is short-staffed and handling vital essential supplies for a variety of people and businesses. Again, more delays. Even the mighty FedEx is hard-pressed to guarantee ship times, as is Amazon Prime. We are doing our best to get orders out the same day. We understand that you may have a loved one who is ill or hospitalized and you are stressed. But if you can offer us patience, love and understanding, we would surely be grateful! We are sending socially distant hugs during this challenging time.
We love podcasts here at I Heart Guts and wow, how exciting when our love is returned! Radiolab's Valentine's newsletter gave our prostate two thumbs up! Someone gifted David Gebel, Radiolab's administrative assistant, with a "cute-as-heck" prostate plush as a "best get-well gift ever" following a laser prostatectomy. "It even has seminal vesicles and a urethra," says Gebel. Glad you're on the mend, David! Also in podcast awesomeness, Alie Ward of the fantastic Ologies podcast, recently shouted out our kidneys on her Nephrology podcast featuring everyone's favorite bodily filters and nephrologist Dr. Samira Farouk. And while we are on the topic of podcasts, take a listen to a classic 99% Invisible podcast where Wendy of I Heart Guts describes what it's like to get a cease and desist from I Heart NY (spoiler alert, it was SCARY because their lawyers are BIG). Anyhoo, some fun things for your ear holes!
Grab guts for your store! We are now wholesaling through Faire, an online portal the connects brands and products to the stores who love them. We are super excited to offer free shipping, Net 60 terms and other perks for those who sign up new wholesale accounts through Faire. If you're a store owner looking for new stuff for your shop, Faire helps you discover new brands, trends and goodies you would usually find at a wholesale gift trade show -- but while sitting in your underpants at home! Use the buttons above to score free shipping, Net 60 terms, deals and discounts when you sign up. We hope you'll find other brands and goodies you and your customers will love as you explore Faire.
Looking for a fun and unique gift for your recent Med School grad, Nursing School Grad, or really any kind of graduate? Take a look at our Plush Organs!