April 25th Newsletter

Dear Sea Dwellers,

Great inventory week with our coral selection, having some beautiful Australian corals arrive this week.  I can’t exactly tell you how many acan’s and other corals we have in stock, but it’s a lot!   I know the furnace is hot right now due to Monday’s high activity level.

We have been busy sdc’z around here lately doing some Spring cleaning, and digging deep into the husbandry department to improve our already high standards of fish and coral quality.  If you came around the warehouse these last couple weeks you would have noticed some people on high ladders scrubbing and doing the “dirty work” which leads to greater quality.

In preparing for the Summer Swing of things, we have chosen to make 100% sure your SDC’s orders will only be of top quality product.  We understand that quality and support are two very important things our customers and their customers can rely on when ordering through us.

We have also finalized some excellent Fed Ex rates to make shipping to your door more affordable and convenient.  Orders of 6 boxes or more, can now be shipped via Fed Ex on one custom made single pallet to maximize costs and compete with Airline rates.

Shipping multiple boxes on one single pallet eliminates the fear of having a lost box on a multiple box shipment, and also NO MORE HANDLING ISSUES with broken boxes as all boxes will now be shipped and remain on that pallet until arriving at your store location. The rates I have been negotiating for months are now available.

We have also achieved new shipping rates with Fed Ex for 2 day, 3 day and 4 day air.  This could be seriously looked at for big savings on shipping live rock and having it delivered instead of making a special trip to the airport.  Depending on your location and manpower, you might want to seriously consider taking advantage of this.

I believe the palletized shipments could greatly change the way many of you now ship your livestock.  Please email me or your sales rep for more information and watch for zone charts to be launched on our website to know exactly what rates you will be approved for.

Best regards to all,

Eric and the whole SDC Crew!