Update on COVID-19: I have March & April’s orders sitting here waiting to go out. As some of you might know international mail from Japan Post has been halted. As soon as they open it up I will be sending out orders ASAP.
I started GenteiKits in 2012 on a whim and it took off faster than I expected. Throughout the years demand for Premium Bandai kits rarely waned and it kept me quite busy. However, it has taken a toll. I am not going to claim I need to “spend more time with my family” or that “I am struggling” but I am burnt out. So, reluctantly, I have decided to take a break from GenteiKits.
What does this mean? It means I am not going to be adding new pre-orders to the site for the foreseeable future. At the time of writing this I am about 50/50 on whether I will return.
All current pre-orders will go out as scheduled.
I want to thank each and everyone one you for supporting me. 99.999% of you have been incredibly patient with me and have been a pleasure to deal with.
One final note – I will be putting all the extra inventory up over the next few months. I want to get rid of everything so I will be dropping the prices until it is all gone. If you are interested in purchasing a large amount please contact me and we can come to an arrangement. However, I would wait a bit since I don’t count extra stock until I ship out all orders for that month.
2019 is closing out and I thought I would put on a little campaign so anyone who wanted to pick up a kit for Christmas. Use the code “XMAS” for 25% off any kit in the “End of 2019 Campaign”. Plus every order will include a Gundam Decal sheet shown below.**
About a month ago I made the decision to migrate my shop to Shopify. It offered quite a lot of features that I liked and the idea was I would be able to offload a lot of the site work I do. And it worked…for about a month. I got an email from Shopify saying that I had to prove that I was an authorized reseller of Bandai items. Alternatively I would have to disable Shopify Payments. Obviously I am not an authorized reseller so I went to disable Payments and was hit with a notice that because it was disabled Shopify would impose a 2% fee on top of the Paypal fees. Um….no.
So, here we are. Back to the old site. What does that mean?
The old system is about a month out of date. I am in the processing of updating orders (orders that have shipped, etc…). Don’t worry I still have shopify enabled and have access to all the data
Orders placed on Shopify need to be moved over to the current system.
June’s orders will still go out normally
If you can’t login please use the “forgot password” feature (again sorry for having to make you do that)
I am in the process of adding ePacket to the shipping options.
I sincerely apologize for the confusion this has caused. You login into a new system, place orders, then find out the site is back to it was. If you have any questions please email me [email protected] and I will try to get back to you as soon as I am able.
As a way to say thank you any order placed with a kit that is in stock can enter the coupon code shopify-fail and will receive 20% off (orders using this coupon without a kit in stock in their order will be automatically refunded)