We did it! After months of selling and shipping across the globe I’ve hit 100 orders! Well, technically I hit the 100 order mark on Friday but I wanted to dedicate a full post to it. It’s been a long road since I started my business. I opened on February 27th this year but the process of starting this business goes back to September of last year! Last year I worked hard to make sure I had the proper licenses and forms to legally start my business. You don’t have to be a registered business to start an Etsy shop but I wanted to take this business seriously and get the headaches over with now instead of later once the business picked up and took more time out of my day.
It was a very difficult process to get my business off the ground. I took an ambitious approach with the launch of 20 scents for my glycerin soap and wax tarts. Most Etsy shops I’ve seen start out very small with a handful of items in small quantities. By choosing 20 scents I cast a wide net to help determine my target audience. Some scents did stellar, like Tropical Breeze and Peach Smoothie, while others haven’t gotten a lot of recognition. I want everyone to know I really do take your feedback into consideration and I’ve already begun the process of narrowing down the Spring/Summer line of scents that haven’t done so well. I’m always open to suggestions on thing you want to see in the shop!
After all the blood (I did get a few papercuts, does that count?), sweat and tears (mostly tears) my shop opened up to US customers. I was met with overwhelming positivity and orders. I couldn’t imagine a better launch to my business! Opening up shipping to some international countries has not been a huge deal but after a few international customers asked for shipping estimates I did my best to offer shipping to them. I still get suggestions from people all over the world! Rest assured that I am working hard to make sure I can ship to you in a cost effective and customs safe way.
Thank you everyone, for everything. Please use promo code CELEBRATE100 to take 10% off any orders you place until the end of this year. You deserve it! Let’s hope we can reach the 200 order milestone soon!
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Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheBlackCurrant