June 2010 Newsletter


Noticed the absence of the Red Camel newsletter this spring? If you have, you're right. I've been involved in a new project for The Red Camel that required a lot of my time and attention and kept me from sending out newsletters and all but a few sneak peeks. Now that project is near completion and is almost ready to unveil. And of course enewsletter subscribers are the first to know about it!

I'll try to make this as brief as possible, but there is a lot to tell you and I'm fairly bursting with excitement about it! So... here goes!

Beginning the evening of JUNE 22nd, the Red Camel will begin the move to its *NEW* web site. Please bear with us until this change is completed. There could be interruptions in accessing the web site and in sending email to me at deb@redcamel.net. If you send an email and I don't respond within 24 hours, please try sending it again.

Many hours were spent making sure that this new web site will be both easy for me to maintain and easy for you to navigate and use. What else will this mean for you? Lots of great things! Almost every single feature that you loved about The Red Camel is still available, but we've added lots of new features that will make shopping much easier.

First of all, it will mean you don't have to contact me to place orders, you can order directly from the web site. You can still pay via Paypal, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. You can order with checks and money orders directly from the site. International customers can also order directly from the site.

There are only two things that will no longer be available. The first is that 'holds' will be going away since they are no longer necessary. Your items will be removed from the web site the minute your order is placed. The second is that the 'Sold Items' page will no longer be available. I know a lot of you used this page as a resource but unfortunately I couldn't justify the extra time spent maintaining a page like this with the new format.

I do think you'll find that the new features will more than outweigh the deletion of the 'Sold Items' page. You will now be able to keep a wish list and purchase gift certificates directly from the web site. The photos of the products are much larger and there is more information directly on the web site about each item. The site also supports formatting for mobile devices, so the growing number of you that come to the site via those devices will have an easier time navigating.

There is a whole lot to explore on the new site and I couldn't fit it all in this newsletter, so please take a look during the week of June 22 through June 30, 2010. The new store is fully stocked WITH NEW ITEMS that have recently arrived and were not available on the old site. When you have a chance, let me know how you like it. As always, I am available by email for any questions or comments about the new site or any of my items. Just drop me a message at deb@redcamel.net.

Technical Stuff: The new website is optimized for Firefox and IE8, plus Safari and Chrome browsers. IE6 and IE7 will also work with the new site, but will look ever-so-slightly different. (If you haven't upgraded to IE8, now might be a good time to do it!)

The eNewsletter will resume it's regular schedule from now on. Thanks for sticking with me for so long and I hope to see you again in two months. Thanks for being an eNewsletter subscriber!


In addition to a BRAND NEW WEB SITE? Well...
Just for newsletter subscribers and to celebrate the first week of the new web site being on-line, The Red Camel will be offering a 15% discount on ALL items ordered from the new website. Just select your items and go to checkout. Fill in coupon code GRAND1749NEW in the appropriate field and your discount will be applied to your purchase!! (Limit one per customer.)



The new web site is currently stocked with a LOT of Moroccan items. I have necklaces, bracelets, some fibulae, pendants and other items that have recently arrived and are listed on the new site. There are some really interesting pieces here. To find them all easily, just search for "Moroccan" in the search box at the top right of the header.





The new site will have a lot of DIY items listed, all available in popular quantities. If you need a quantity of coins or other items that isn't shown on the web site, just drop me an email at deb@redcamel.net. You can still order by contacting me directly!



The recent shipment of Indian items disappeared almost immediately, so I've restocked a few things and made them available on the new site!





July 2-4
Louisville, KY

Zoe Jakes Workshop
August 13
St. Louis, MO

Tribal Dreams Festival
November 5, 6 & 7
Lincoln, NE

Onca Workshops
November 20 & 21
Indianapolis, IN

DON'T FORGET! Orders over $175 qualify for the 15% troupe discount. Get your dance friends together to place your order and enjoy some great savings. Choose from almost anything on the web site, including do-it-yourself items and most textiles. (Sale and certain specialty items not eligible.) This discount is available at all times for qualifying order amounts. Please email me for details.

IN THE ST. LOUIS AREA OR COMING SOON? If you're going to be in the St. Louis area, let me know and I'll be happy to arrange a time for you to stop by the office to see all my wonderful tribal goodies at one time! I try to keep normal office hours as much as possible and am availalbe to meet with you at other times that are mutually convenient. Check hours and appointment times here or on the new site in the 'Resources' column, listed under 'Hours & Appointments'.

VENDING - The Red Camel is available to vend at your event! I am usually available to vend throughout the Midwest region. If you are outside the Midwest region, contact me and we can talk! For all vending inquiries, please contact me by email and I'll get you on the calendar.

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