Selling In a Store!

Since I’ve become a full time laser dad, I’ve had okay sales here and there. It hasn’t been as important as making sure the (10 month) baby stays alive. Before the transition over to the dad life I made some cool contacts while working at a bank, one of which planned on opening a store a couple of blocks from where I lived. He said he was interested in setting some of my stuff up when he was able to get into the location and took my number.

Flash forward to a week or so ago and I see him standing outside where he’s opening his store in our local shopping center. He said he was gonna call me because they planned on finally opening the store! Talked to him for a while and I said it was crazy that I happened to walk by and he said it was meant to be, I’m inclined to believe that. They opened yesterday and already I’ve had to make some more inventory over what I gave them of a few things and they said they had customers wanting a few custom things. I’m pretty pleased with the last couple of days and hope to see this excel me into some positivity and growth! My wife and I are really hoping that this will bring some custom work, because that’s where the real money is :grin:

Also shown in these pictures are the stands I made to display the stuff. I really like the way they turned out.

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Congrats! The inventory looks terrific on your custom designed displays. Hard work pays off.

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Congrats on the store, sales, and the baby! I’d love to be full time work at home “laser dad!”

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Another business takes off! Congrats! :grinning:

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Congrats! Your wares look great as do the displays! Your business is meant to be and will take off no doubt.

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That’s really wonderful! Congratulations…you must be terribly excited!

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Great job!

My thoughts with wholesale have been that it stinks to work for cheaper, but it’s an effective advertising tool — and way cheaper than real advertising, since you’re making money in the process — so it pays off in the end. I include a single side 3x5”ish printout in the box that invites them to get in touch with me regarding custom puzzles.

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That’s fantastic! Very happy for you! This should definitely lead to custom work!

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Congratulations! Your stuff looks great!

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Awesome! Where are you selling out of? #glowforgehonolulucon !!! :slight_smile:

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Agreed with all of what you said. I’m going to be making some contact/business cards here pretty soon to help out with that.

Hauula on the North shore! I know there are a handful of us on Oahu, I’d definitely be up for a #glowforgehonolulucon :grin:

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Congrats! Cheers to your success!

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It all looks great, and fits in perfectly.

I was in Hawaii for the first time a couple of months ago and I noticed all the tourist stores had a small selection of the same laser cut plywood garbage. It’s so refreshing to see what can be done by someone with talent and an eye for quality.

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Congrats pretty cool.

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Whenever friends or family come, I try to make them something like a keychain so they can have a thing made in Hawaii, versus something that says Hawaii, but made in China, Philippines, Indonesia etc. I feel like people prefer that, and I personally feel like the quality speaks for itself over the junk you can get from the swap meet, or Walmart.

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Congrats. Exciting to already be out of stock. Better get busy.

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Congrats, great work!

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