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1st Year of Trading

This time last year I got my first sale… today I got my 548th sale! Wow!! Just looking at my orders chart you can how much my sales have grown…

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I can’t believe it’s already been 1 year since I decided to start selling my cards online! The journey I have been on has been amazing.

Highlights

My first major highlight was definitely Valentines day, I really started to see a peak in sales and I got super excited with 66 orders!

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Roll on to Fathers Day and I doubled my Valentines sales! These figures are really getting me giddy for Christmas as last year I was not prepared at all. This time I have all my designs ready to go up in September.

 

Another highlight of this year was when I designed my GDPR greetings card. This has been my best seller with over 100 of these sold! It’s really made me want to look at other current events for future designs. (Watch this space for some brexit related Christmas cards!)

 

Plans For The Future

A couple of days back I decided to write myself a business plan for the next few months. I recently did an order for a friend looking to get into the greetings card market. He didn’t have the facilities to print his own cards or any design software to set them up for printing so I did this for him as a service. This was my first big order and the feedback I got was amazing. I have now decided to get into this side of things more so will be setting up a print shop online especially for start-up card companies. My USP is going to be that I will charge the same price for 100 cards of 1 design or 100 cards of 10 designs (10×10 cards). I have also decided I want to enter the wholesale market so am spending all next week designing a new website for this market.

 

I am so excited to further TeePee Creations over the next year! Watch this space for bigger and better things!

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Just A Card Week – Day 4 (What’s New?)

At my work, (Rapid IT) they have kindly let me set up a card stand in our showroom today! So hopefully this will get me some extra sales. I have written all about why my cards are ‘naked’ on the stand too to help promote the reduction of plastic packaging. This actually fits in well with my works values too as we recycle redundant IT hardware and refurbish to help promote an eco-friendly world! If you’re in Padiham/Burnley why not come check out my cards in person?

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Just A Card Week – Day 3 (Community – Spread The Love)

So to spread the love today I am going to share with you my best friend Hannah King. She is amazingly talented and has been creating lots of lovely wedding stationary and illustrations so check out her website here, you won’t regret it! We both continued to support each other through uni and now out in the big wide world as both of our dreams are to make our passion for design into our sole incomes!

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Just A Card Week – Day 2 (What The Just A Card Message Means To You)

Just a card is all about encouraging people to support independent shops. This message is important to me as every time someone makes a purchase from my shop I know they have chosen my design over a large corporation. By supporting independent businesses you are supporting the creativity and passion of the individuals. I love knowing that my design is going to be shared with someone else in the world.