Thank you for all your Christmas card love, now I promise I wont mention Christmas again until, ooooohhh at least September !!
Belle & Boo is getting busier by the day & I am so, so grateful as I am acutely aware of the current economic climate ( how can you not be ) We are sending goodies to new homes around the world daily, which is keeping us Belle & Bunnies EXTREMELY busy. So you can imagine how excited Kate & I were when Allison from Lark approached us & asked us if we would be interested in working with them. From the moment I discovered Lark a couple of years ago, I was hooked & hoped that one day they might sell Belle & Boo, so to be represented by them in Australia and New Zealand is a little dream come true. Here is a small selection of what they sell.
Not only are their products gorgeous, they are a family run business with great Ethical Policies I couldn't be happier.
Lark will now distribute our prints & a selection of badges & magnets to Australian wholesalers. They are also producing smaller 2" pocket mirrors which shops will be able to buy in lots of 48 in this cute box
& these soaps which take me straight back to my childhood.
I can't wait to be able to start selling them in our Belle & Boo shops, we are tweaking with colours at the moment, to get them just right.
Also, handy hint, any of you lovely, sunny Australian customers can now shop at Lark on line and have your goodies shipped internally... gentler on the environment & your wallet !
I decided after some helpful & some slightly rude feedback ! to try selling the gift wrap rolled, in lots of 4, I hope it's the right decision ?
Last week I searched long & hard and sourced some 'OK' priced postal tubes and the shipping cost, although a little more expensive is not too horrendous.
The problem with Etsy is the reduced shipping cost option, it makes it so complicated.
For example if you buy a print and then gift wrap, it can't go in the same packaging, so we need to charge full price on both products. Yet what if someone wants to buy 8 sheets of wrap which can all go in the same packaging? to charge double shipping in this instance is ludicrous & don't get me started if someone wants wrap and cards, aahhhhh !!!!!!
Anyway I am going to give it ago, any ideas would be appreciated.
Russ and I popped into the Saatchi Gallery the other day 'Ghost' by Kader Attia was quite beautifully haunting.