1. We receive numerous small orders where the customer wants to purchase all the styles / colours of a specific product in minimum quatities, eg 1 of this colour, 2 of that colour and so on. We carry thousands of products on our website and there will always be some products that are not available. Our products are hand made in the rural areas, often 100's of km away from Durban - if we do not have a particular product in stock and the customer orders one unit of that product it is virtually impossible for us to get one item made quickly, and so for this reason we offer MIXED products, where the buyer will receive most / all the styles available in small quantities at a cheaper price, as an incentive.
2. It is also far easier for larger buyers who are looking to place orders for eg. 100 X Telephone Wire Bowls to simply order MIXED bowls where they will receive a wide variety of colours and get a discounted price as well.
MIXED PRODUCTS GUARANTEED SUPER FAST DELIVERY.
If you place an order for MIXED products you can be guaranteed that most of the products in that category are availble for immediate despatch, whereas if you place an order for a few of this and a few of that there will more than likely be one or two products that are not availble and this will hold up despatch while we source those products.
IF THE PRODUCT IS NOT IN STOCK WHY DO WE STILL OFFER IT ON THE WEBSITE.
We have stock on order / arriving daily, however due to the nature of the rural crafters they often do not deliver everything and so we are not 100 % sure what may or may not arrive and so most products are left in stock. The second and most important reason is for our large buyers - if a customer wants to order 1000 units of a product eg. telephone wire baskets then it is pointless showing this product as out of stock because we can have them made up but will obviously on receipt of the order quote a longer delivery lead time.
HOW MANY PRODUCTS DO I GET IF I ORDER MIXED PRODUCTS.
In the MIXED images shown on this website there are always six products in the image, this is merely an illustration to show that if you order the MIXED option you will receive a wide range of different colors similar to all the colors in that category.
If you order 1 X MIXED you will not receive 6 products, you will receive 1 product, similarly if you order 10 X MIXED you will receive 10 products and so on. THE PRICE QUOTED ON ALL MIXED PRODUCTS ON THE WEBSITE IS FOR ONE UNIT.
IF I ORDER MIXED PRODUCTS WILL I RECEIVE EXACTLY THE SAME AS COLOURS SHOWN.
No you will not necessarily receive exactly the same colours as in the MIXED image, you will receive a wide range of different colours shown in that category.
We regularly receive orders for MIXED products and then in a separate note the buyer asks for specific colors - this is not allowed. If you want to buy specific colors then you have to order the specific colors at the higher price.