Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Remember when I said....

...thatI loved July?

Well it turns out there was a reason. The month started off on a lovely note with the Trunkt front page but then my Etsy shop started dying a slow and painful death. Seriously, I could see the tumbleweed blowing across the shop floors. For the 1st time EVER I had no sales for days and days. Somehow though I wasn't too worried or panicked -not sure why either. The good thing about that though is that I have managed to wean myself of that horrible Etsy addiction and it sure feels good. I actually did laundry AND housework all in 1 day (totally unheard of for me). Next thing you know I'll be cooking meals - scarey thought!

Anyway, I've digressed so I'll go back to the reason for this post. July has turned out to be one of the most exciting for me business-wise. I placed an ad on Craigs List. Just a short one with no links or anything that could get me banned. I put the 1st ad up on Sunday and before the end of the day I got an email enquiring about wholesale in my area. This is a shop that I've been dreaming of having my products in!! The following week, I repeated the ad again and by Monday I got an email from another business enquiring about wholesale but on a seriously huge scale (huge for me at least). That same day I received an email from an individual in California (a fairly well reputed perfumer) who is opening a store this week and wants to feature up and coming B &B'ers. She placed her order and without any delay I shipped it off to her. This weekend I will be meeting with the 2nd lady as she's local so we can go over my products and crunch some numbers. Wish me luck peoples - although I have a funny feeling I won't need it, it is July after all :-)

10 comments:

Walk in the Woods said...

Very, VERY exciting! Seems you were simply experiencing the classic "calm before the storm."

:)

Suds to Love said...

WOW! How exciting for you... good luck with it all!

Joanna said...

What a success story! Who knew Craigs List could bring business! :)

Best of luck. As a fellow B&Ber, I feel ya.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Good for you! July has been a month of change for me and well, change is good. All the best to you, thanks for a pleasant read.

dcyrill said...

July has always been a special month for me because that was when I was born. LOL

Congrats on the new accounts. I know many more will be coming. :)

New England Quilter said...

Wow - it turned out to be a busy month after all! Congrats!

BaldyLocks said...

Wow. Congrats! I hope the success keeps pouring in for you.

Waterrose said...

Congrats on all of your success! I've been away on vacation and catching up on all my favorite blogs. Seems you have been very busy!

tattytiara said...

Very well done indeed!

La Alicia said...

how exciting! congrats! hope everything turns out the way you'd like.