12 July 2010

Building a Biz: The very first sale!

It's a big day for Lather Creations - I've sold my first piece!  A nice lady named Amy came by tonight and picked up the sweet blue bedside table to take home.


I was so excited when she contacted me that I mocked up some product tags right quick to set the right impression!  My awesome designer B will be doing my Lather Creations logo and business cards/tags but I had been holding off while I registered for the business name.  So this is what I came up with in a pinch!



That first sale was exactly what I was needed to give me that boost of confidence to keep going.  I adverstised and sold the piece through Kijiji, the most popular free online classifieds here in Winnipeg.  I really struggled with the decision to sell on Kijiji, because I loved the idea of Etsy and being a part of it and that being more my target market.  But I also knew I wasn't ready to take on international shipping plus additional fees.  So I'm glad it seems to be working out so far!  Now I've got a couple of other items (the red stool and the green bedside table) listed and I'm really feeling like it's just a matter of the right buyer coming along.

Tomorrow I'll have my new blog button available for you - so I hope you will grab it for your own blog!  And I've been fooling around with a few other things, check out my new custom signature down below...pretty fancy eh??

Happy Monday to you all and thanks for letting me share the good news!

13 comments:

  1. very exciting! And your blog signature looks good. It's fun to play around with that stuff, isn't it? I could get lost in it for a long time. i'm still waiting on my button. can't wait to see yours.

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  2. Congratulations... That is excellent news sweetie!

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  3. Very exciting Lenore! what else is for sale?

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  4. I'm new to your blog and am loving it! This table is so pretty.

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  5. congratulations on your first sale!!! that is so so so cool :)

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  6. Oh, I am so jealous of that customers new table! I love that table! You did a great job on that piece. COngrats on your new business!!!

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  7. Congrats my friend! It doesn't surprise me how amazing this is becoming and so quickly...you have that way with things. xo

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  8. Way to go Sis :)

    Now that the ball is rolling, it's going to start picking up steam... Wish you all the luck.

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  9. Yuppie....I am so happy for you,sweetie! Congrats!!!
    That is such a great news:)
    Kisses and have a wonderful Tuesday!
    Muah

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  10. I'm the one who purchased that table. I fell in love with it the instant I saw it on kijiji. I'd been looking for a set of two tables so we'd have matching ones, but this one was just too beautiful to pass up. I love it! I'll keep 'stalking' you online and see what else you come up with. :)

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  11. Amy! I'm so glad to see you on here and thank you soooo much for being my first customer :) I hope you'll spread the word and I look forward to checking out your blog as well.

    XO
    Lenore

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  12. I just discovered your blog through used winnipeg. ADORABLE. I wish I had made it to this nightstand first. I am in search of somehting just like it. Do you have any tips for where I might find something similar? or do you have another one like it in the works? Thanks, amanda, stuckin1982@gmail.com

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Thanks so much for stopping by, I love reading all your comments! If you have a specific question, please email me at lhume1@mts.net. XO Lenore