We just wanted to give you a quick update on some changes we’re making in 2017. You could maybe even call them New Year’s resolutions…
Before we jump in, we’d like to sincerely thank you for your support in 2016. We couldn’t do this without your purchases, as well as your likes, shares, and comments on Facebook!
Because of the momentum and tons of small victories we got in 2016, we’re going to continue to grow the business in the coming year.
Here are some of the things we’re most excited about.
Standing Inventory – In the past, every piece has been made to order, which means 3-5 days minimum before we can deliver or ship an order – and that’s if there are no orders in progress.
To create this inventory, Janelle is going to be painting almost 200 different pieces over the next couple of months – more than she’s ever done in such a short timeframe.
New Stock Designs – This is one of Janelle’s favorite parts of the business, and we’re already scheming on a few new designs.
Painted Piggy Banks – We did one piggy bank as a custom order in 2016, and we’re adding it as a whole new product line. We have lots of ideas for the 10 pigs we just got in!
Custom Orders – We’re going to continue doing custom orders, and we’ve come up with a pricing structure to help streamline things.
The pricing will be:
$20 custom design fee + the cost of that piece with an existing design + TBD depending on the difficultly level.
The TBD is to accommodate extremely challenging requests, while not inflating the price for more straightforward designs. So, if you have something in mind, just contact us on Facebook or our contact us page!
More Giveaways – We’re looking at doing more giveaway promotions in the coming year to get our products in more people’s hands. We’ve found that once people own or gift a piece, they keep coming back for more!
Upgrading Workspaces – This is another one Janelle’s really excited about – finally repainting her studio area and revamping the former man cave that has become a storage area/photography studio.
Right now the studio has maroon cabinets with pea green sponge-painted walls. No idea what the previous owners were thinking…
Another room was done in purple sponge paint and another was dark blue.
Be on the lookout for some before and after pictures.
Previously Janelle could only shoot at a certain time of day, and only on sunny days. She’d setup a background in front of the studio door, crouch in the floor, and fight off cats the whole time (because that was by far the most interesting thing going on in the house).
Better Photography – As the marketer, this is one I’m really excited about...We’ve finally invested in some decent lights for doing photography.
You might also notice that there are no lifestyle photos or people shots. We’re looking to change that with a few photos shoots (anyone looking to get that modeling career going?).
Maybe Video… – Even though we have zero experience in video, I think we’re going to give it a shot. It’s what all the cool kids are doing…
Getting More Social! – We’re going to be doing some Facebook advertising and getting more involved on Pintrest. We even have Pintrest share buttons on all our product pages, so please pin away!
And last but not least….Amazon – Trying to get some more sales and reviews on Red Daisy wine glasses on Amazon (eligible for free shipping!).
And there are a lot more small things we’re looking to improve, but those are the biggies.
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Thanks again for all your support!
Jay (and Janelle) Patterson