|More Information about Sylvia's Big News
For those of you who would like more information on how things will change as I make my move to Hawaii, here's more detail for you.
I'll continue to sell harps by Dusty Strings and the Harpsicle Harp Company. You'll still be able to purchase these harps through my harpcenter.com website and with me personally over the phone and by e-mail. Or, better yet, come visit my harp showroom in Hawaii!
You can look forward to more Sylvia Woods harp arrangements in the future. This move should allow me more time to create the harp books and arrangements that you've been begging for.
My harpcenter.com website will be a bit different. Since it is quite expensive to ship products to and from Hawaii, most of the web orders will be shipped from other places. The bulk of the orders will be shipped from Hal Leonard Corporation, the world's largest music print publisher. They have been distributing my books for over 25 years and I'm extremely pleased to announce that they will soon be fulfilling the harpcenter.com orders. I visited their huge state-of-the-art warehouses in Minnesota a few weeks ago and was astounded at their innovation and efficiency. They have an over 99.9% accuracy rate, so I know that your orders will be filled accurately and shipped safely.
Some products, such as chairs, music stands and lights, will be shipped to you directly from the manufacturers for quick delivery. And a few will actually be personally shipped to you from me in Hawaii!
The biggest change is that I will not be selling nearly as many products as I have in the past.
Here's a breakdown of what's happening in each product category.
BOOKS: I will continue to sell all of the music books that I have written, and other select harp music books. (Plus, hopefully, I'll have time to write even MORE books for you!) However, most of the books that we currently sell will no longer be available through our website.
PDF BOOK DOWNLOADS: We're adding more PDF downloads every month, and have lots more planned for the future. I'm happy to be on the leading edge of this fun, efficient way to sell harp music. You get your music immediately and there's no shipping cost. PDF downloads are becoming more and more popular, particularly with our international customers. We'll continue to sell these PDFs . . . with many more to come!
ACCESSORIES: I'll be offering many of the accessories that are essential for every harpist such as music stands, electronic tuners, harp carts and more. However, our selection will not be as extensive as it is currently.
STRINGS: I will continue to sell complete sets of strings for Dusty Strings Harps and Harpsicle harps. I will no longer carry individual strings, or strings for any other harps.
CDs: Most of our CDs are on sale, and we will not be getting more in the future. You'll find great bargains while supplies last.
JEWELRY, and OTHER GIFT ITEMS: I've always been extremely proud of our selection of gift items. Over the years I have spent countless hours searching for these unique products, and have attended numerous gift shows in various parts of the country. Many of these unique products have not been available through any other harp website. I'm sad to say that once our current stock is gone, we will no longer be selling gift items. So stock up now, at our low sale prices, before they are all gone!
As always, I am committed to continuing to take care of you, my wonderful customers. So, if I can't help you, I promise to try to refer you to someone who can.