I got a nice surprise earlier last week: an unexpected wholesale order! The order involved a lot of glueing, which I normally hate, but glued items are great to make in batches, so they are perfect for wholesale orders.
This time the order came from Otomobill, a new shop in Lille, France. I'm slowly taking over Europe! One thing I love about this shop is that they asked me to tag my items with both my shop name and address, because they like to promote indie artists, and would like the enable the buyer to buy directly from the artist. Isn't that great?
I love doing wholesale orders, and I think it's time for me to start contacting shops around here, to see if they are interested in my work. I am too shy for it though! But I really should just go for it. Have any of you approached shops for wholesale or consignment? How did you do it? Did you go see them in person, or did you contact them by phone or e-mail first? What did you bring and show them?