Back at the Blog again after a bit of a lapse. Just been too busy with the website and the stalls. So decided to sit down after the markets today and write a few words to let you know what I have been up to and what is coming up.
We have been out and about trying a few new market venues. Some have been good, some have not. The weather has been really bad for weeks now, never good for outside events.
At the end of May, we had a stand at the Ideal Homes Show at the SECC in Glasgow. Very hard work for 4 days but worth it in the end. We used the event as a profile raiser and handed out loads of cards and flyers. We had a great time looking round all the other stands and loved watching the guest celebrity chefs.
I have been building up stock and new lines for the stalls, and adding a lot of new items to the website including a few new Gothic/Victorian style items . Sales on the website are steadily increasing every month, which is brilliant.
A few days ago I sent out my first Newsletter via MailChimp. I decided to have a try at this to see what the response would be, and have been amazed. For the June issue I included a special discount code and this had been very popular. The next newsletter will go out next week and will have another special offer, so click on the 'newsletter' link to join now.
New to the stalls and the website this week are the 'Keep Calm and Carry On' Scrabble tile rings and cufflinks. Also the 'Meaning' and 'Sugar Skull' Scrabble tile rings too. And some new Cowgirl Scrabble tile cufflinks, and other funky ones. These are proving to be very popular, along with the Scrabble Initial and Lego Cufflinks.
So all in all, things are going quite well, despite the bad weather. The website is performing well and customers seem to be liking all the new items. More will be coming next week, as soon as new materials arrive and I get things made up.
Have a great weekend.