Thursday, April 9, 2009
Not long after I wrote about wholesale orders last week, I got an e-mail from one of my best wholesale clients, with a request for a huge order! Luckily I had most of the supplies for the order in stock, so I could get started right away.
The next few days were filled with glueing brooches & rings, making necklaces,...
And sewing lots and lots of hair clips. The order included 40 pairs of hair clips, so I had 80 clips to sew! When I finished my hands were in pain and I even had some blisters, but it felt so good to get everything done!
I'm still waiting for some more supplies, but I have shipped this half of the order already. For those of you who were afraid to start selling wholesale because of the supplies you need to have: Don't worry! Most of my wholesale customers so far were in no rush at all. I tell them which items I need extra supplies for, and if they would mind waiting for that. So far everyone was okay with it.
Some customers, like the one for this order, suggest shipping in 2 parts, first the items I can make right away, and then the other items when I have the supplies. Others were willing to wait for the entire order. So don't let having to have a lot of supplies in stock be the reason you don't sell wholesale!