Well, we missed one. The May newsletter was a casualty of the season this year. On a personal note, both of my sons are graduating this year – my eldest from high school, my youngest from 8th grade. That has created a whirlwind of ceremonies, events and assorted celebrations. We’ve had a fabulous time, but things do manage to slip.For BasketWorks, May was crazy busy, more so this year than ever before. Mother’s Day and attending the Sweets and Snacks show keeps me busy most years, but this year we also changed the hosting service for our website (no more downtime, hurray!), added new designs to the site, cleared out excess inventory and had our first survey on our Facebook page.
I hope that your spring has been as much fun as mine has been, and that your summer is full of fun, family and friends.
Every week I order product. Generally, I am simply reordering those products that we use all the time – containers, shred, ribbon, etc. No big deal, no significant decisions or choices to make.
But often I am selecting something new and trying to guess what my clients will prefer. Sour Jelly Bellys or the traditional 49 flavor assortment? Ginger cookies or Lemon snaps? Snickerdoodle coffee or hazelnut? Or just a morning blend?
With that in mind, we held a survey on ourFacebook page, where we asked for YOUR input on what our next Bath and Body scent should be as we expand our line. The winning scent in our survey was Lemon Cream, with 31.9% of the vote. We are sending a $50 gift certificate to Petra S. as a thank you for participating. I am planning on asking your opinion monthly and giving one respondent a $50 gift certificate – one more way we’re listening to our customers.
We will be posting our next survey next week and it will run for two weeks – be sure to watch for it!
We like to keep all of our inventory fresh (not just the food!) and we realized we have been carrying some of these items for a while. So we decided to discount them to make space for new items. We have mugs, glass houses, art kits, dog bowls, holiday ornaments, gel gems – the list goes on. We have about a dozen items up now, adding more daily! Check out our Clearance Page here for all our discounted items!
Remember that after we receive your order we will manually combine all clearance items going to a single address and reduce shpping prices to reflect the actual weight of the complete order.
I’m not a big one for spring cleaning.
Let’s be real. I’m not a big one for cleaning, period. However, several things have come together to make spring cleaning a thing around here this year.
I need to get rid of the moving pod that has been taking up space in my driveway – so I need to sort through everything in there. And then I need to make a place to put anything I am keeping, so I need to sort and clean out other spaces. Sandi asked me for a list of all the books I have from my favorite author – so I cleaned out the bookshelves and got rid of 20 or so books (this is a major accomplishment for me….). And I found a bunch of fun new items at the Housewares show that I want to bring in, but I need space, so I am listing excess inventory on Amazon. (check that out here).
Now that all said, what it means in practice is that everything is a bit more of a disaster. While the bookshelves are a thing of beauty, there are several stacks of books waiting for a new home. There is a stack of stuff to be listed on Amazon or Etsy, stuff waiting for me to sort…..stacks everywhere. Slowly but surely I am working my way through everything, and that does feel good.
So if you are looking for a deal, check out my Amazon, Etsy or Clearance page – generally there are different things on each page. I hope you see things you love. If you see many things you love, I am happy to combine shipping for you.
Now….if only it would FEEL like spring.