Saturday, August 16, 2008

Wholesale & Strange Requests

The past week I have been working on a wholesale area on Tizzalicious.com. I have gotten quite a few wholesale requests yesterday, so I figured it was time to start working on that.

Heart Magnets
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This morning I found a new wholesale request in my mailbox. Could I make 10.000, yes 10.000 of my heart magnets? Ten thousand? I love the request, but yikes, I am not running a sweatshop here!

What's the weirdest question or request you have ever gotte? This doesn't have to be business related of course! For me, it must have been someone who asked me if Amsterdam is real. "Is Amsterdam real, or is it made up?". Uhmmmmm.

18 comments:

  1. Ten thousand?! sure either if you own a sweatshop (like you said) or in a few months without making other items! but it is nice to see pple having an interest in your products =)

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  2. Wow 10K? That's a lot. Phew~
    Really someone actually asked if Amsterdam real or not? That's bizarre. Oh I do have a question. Do everyone in Holland eat hash brownies like 'oh, it's a normal everyday thing' like they always make it sound in the movies?

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  3. 10 000!! o.0

    weirdest question I ever got was when someone asked me if I kept my 6th finger in a jar after it was cut off. yes I keep it on my nightstand to freak people out :p

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  4. Hahahahah - someone really asked if Amsterdam was real or not?? 10k would be a lot to make in one go - when do they need them by.

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  5. wow! 10000!

    They are super cute though! : )

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  6. Holy Cow, 10,000?! They must have known the magnets would be a success then.

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  7. I really hope something can be worked out so you can still accept their offer in a way. Like someone on the forum mentioned, maybe you can do smaller quantities for them over time...once they realize it would be very difficult for one person to fulfill this order.
    Wishing you the best of luck!!! Your work is adorable!!
    ♥tagisa

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  8. When I was selling marble magnets (sets of 20 mind you) at my shop, I received a convo from someone who wanted to offer marble magnets as a wedding souvenirs for about 200 people. I thought "200 marble magnets? I can do that with help from my b/f" but she wanted 200 sets of 20! 4,000 in 2 weeks? I had to turn her down.

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  9. Also, 10000 is a bit crazy unless they were going to offer an INSANE amount of money to do them.

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  10. Those magnets are so pretty! I can see why someone would want 10,000 of them. :)

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  11. 10,000 OMG...I would be exhausted after that!! Love your stuff!

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  12. wow--what kind of time frame did they say they wanted them in? actually, i guess that wouldn't even matter--i just can't imagine making 10 thou of the same thing--talk about hand cramps eye fatigue and boredom!

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  13. wow, i think i would have asked for half the payment upfront and then hired 3-4 people. Pay them and then keep in touch with the company throughout the whole process...email them right before completion asking them for balance...etc... ha!
    I don't remember what it was for me....But if i got asked to do 10,000 cards I would just go to the printers... : ) With respect to the handmade crafters...for me that is one good thing about not doing handmade, I can still do large quantities..on MY own or with one other person within a reasonable amount of time.


    Jen Ramos
    '100% Recycled DESIGNER Cards & More'
    www.madebygirl.com
    madebygirl.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh wow 10,000 thats amazing are you going to take it?

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  15. Wow! Congrats on the orders! You're on the edge of something huge! But, speaking from experience, I'd make sure I got a deposit and a contract beforehand if you decide to go forward with the 10K order. Back to the happy stuff: hooray for you!

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  16. Wow--I think you'd have to hire employees for that one! The funniest silly story like that Amsterdam one that I know happened to my friend, Devorah. She signed in for an interview and the receptionist was like "I think you spelled your name wrong". Ha ha! Devorah was like, no, I'm pretty sure I got it right.

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  17. If they were serious I would hire some people. How funny:)

    Sand

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