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Shop alert: “For the times they are a-changin’…”

During the shop transition that we’ve been undertaking, I’ve kept you all in the loop in the past 2 months.  My goal has been to make it as seamless as possible for you.

But as Bob Dylan has said “For the times they are a-changin'” …

There have been a lot going on behind the scenes.  The business has grown exponentially and we’ve gotten a lot of good exposure for all the handbag makers and artisans.  Many of my handbag makers are now in crafts fairs and other selling venues and have been doing very well!  :)  I’m so happy to see the success that many of you are having.  Thanks for letting me know about your success and for the kudos that I get from you.  It means a lot to me.

That said, there is a change in the business that is happening that I would like to let you know:  my other sister, Thy (pronounced “T”), has joined the business.  :)  (Ummm, there are 5 of us girls, so yes, you see why I’m so “pro-women”!) 🙂

I felt this change needed to happen because the business has gotten so large that it needed more hands to handle your orders.  And it continues to grow.  I’ve been blessed with the Etsy business and that continues to be my preferred selling venue;  however, my big orders continue to rise in my webstore which I had before I opened the Etsy shop.

So here’s where it stands.

*I will do the main parts of the business until the foreseeable future:  answering emails and convos, marketing my handbag makers on multiple platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and my blog), product research, product design, product development, business relations, forecasting, and blogging on technical, sales, and marketing tips.

*Thy will be inspecting, packaging, and shipping out all orders from whilebabynaps.etsy.com and whilebabynap.com.

*Y (pronounce “E”) will be running the new business venture for upcycling my frames via my new shop that is to come:  PurseFramesOutlet.etsy.com.

In the meantime, both whilebabynaps shops will be operating at a minimum for 2 weeks.  On Etsy, I’ve de-activated many listings and will be only sending out what I’m able to send out timely.  I do not want to make promises I cannot keep, so I’ve only listed those frames that I have available to ship on time as per usual.  I’ve got all kinds of inventory trucking and in transit all over the country!

I’ve got a lot to do in the next 2 weeks, and your patience is not taken for granted.  Your support is truly appreciated.

In the growth of companies, no matter how small, bumps are likely to occur.  It is my hope that by restructuring it in this manner, it will allow me to keep the highest level of customer service to you.

Please convo me if you have specific frames that you need for custom orders.  I can put those custom orders together for you and let you know when they will be shipped.  I will be very transparent with you, as I’ve always been.

I am truly excited for the new business that I will launch:  PurseFramesOutlet.etsy.com.  This is a truly phenomenal product to add to your line of clutches and one that will enable you to get frames at a greatly discounted price and enables me to meet my company’s goal of up-cycling my frames.  It is an extension of my outreach to help other women who do not have the means to start their business.  I really think you all will be adding this to your line of products on your table, your booth, your online shop, or your local boutique.  The reviews on this product has exceeded my expectations:  it’s easier to make and cheaper in material costs. 🙂

Sneek Peak: the banner!

Talk soon~

Winn

March 20, 2011 - Posted by | WhileBabyNaps General Updates

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