Placing the order

Placing the order

Things have been a bit quieter the past few weeks, as I took a well-needed holiday.  This was the first holiday since starting up this business where I actually felt like I took a break from work.  This was possibly down to there not being much to do, as I placed the...

Responses from suppliers

It’s been a few weeks since I spoke about contacting suppliers for my new product and you may be wondering what happened next. (The short version is, I narrowed them down, ordered samples, then went on holiday while I waited for them to arrive, but I’m guessing you’d...

Re-ordering – what I’m NOT doing differently

This has been an exciting week.  We’ve now sold enough boxes of swaddles that I’ve had to place a new order.  I had a few thinks to think about before re-ordering. When I first set out on this venture, my biggest fear was not selling anything (or not selling many).  I...
Hello China (or 你好中国)

Hello China (or 你好中国)

There are different methods to choosing what products to sell, depending on who you speak to.  I tried paying for a service where someone tells you what products are ‘hot’, where you can source them, how much you should be paying, how much you can charge for them,...