If you have recently placed an order with Freeport, Maine's number one retailer, L.L.Bean, hold your horses, as there will be some delay in receiving ordered items.

It could take up to a week for you to received any goods ordered from L.L.Bean. Letters from the Freeport, Maine retailer have been sent to customers with an apology for the delay in shipment and an offer for them to receive a 20-percent discount off their next order.

According to CEO Stephen Smith, he is appreciative of the public's patience as they work through the systems upgrade.

The company is well aware of the problem and are working on a quick solution. Once the upgrade is completed, the company promises faster order placements, which means quicker shipping to the customers.