Friday, May 29, 2009

National Stationery Show 2009


I thought I'd better blog since Mincy said it looked like I was still getting ready to go to The National Stationery Show. Well, I'm still recovering. Just a quick recap and a more in depth review later.

The show was smaller than the previous year, by 30-40%. I think that worked in our favor because there wasn't as much to look at though. We took more orders than we thought we would, considering the state of the economy and met a lot of cool vendors like our neighbors Old Tom Foolery. It was a considerable amount of work and money, and we'll really only know if it was worth it financially down the road as we get reorders, but right now both Mincy and I think it was definitely worth it if you want to move into the world of wholesaling.

So currently, we're busy sending out orders, ordering more cards from printers, making more magnets, and mailing out catalogs. Plus organizing the studio to be more efficient, which we really should have done before the show, but definitely ran out of time...like we ran out of time to sleep and shower if we weren't leaving the house.

1 comment:

Heather said...

That's so exciting!