Monday, April 6, 2009

word on the street...

im hearing some good reports from show people.... it tells me folks are still shopping.... especially the adventurous shoppers we know....the ones looking for something really interesting and different...
and even tho our wholesale is down terribly...our retail is still good.... and it has a lot to do with our young homeowners.... discussed here by my buddy feathers ;
http://strictlybusiness.ipbfree.com/index.php?act=idx she talks about attracting the 20 to 30 somethings... and why they are still buying...
i cant post it exactly but i think its under.. hows it going...
we are getting lots of young marrieds....probably mostly from our old customers families and word of mouth.
that strictly business forum is only days old...and room for lots more members!!!! PLEASE CHECK IT OUT....


im trying to figure out some plots about the indie shoppers..... they love it if they get to our store....but not sure how to advertize to get them initially......

and heres a good discussion of the great outside the box kind of shopping....AT THE FLEA MARKET.... read all about it here from a fellow junker.. http://vintageindie.typepad.com/vintage_indie/page/2/ its on march 27....

. and heres her blog http://www.rhubarb-reign.blogspot.com/

2 comments:

Sandy and Joe said...

Hi Ann! Thanks for the nice note re: the article. Would love it if you would put it on your blog! Thanks! I told several of our altered art/steampunk customers about your etsy site when we saw them at Kane this weekend. Do you have any business cards I could give them that have the address? If so, maybe you could send them with John to Ship. If not, I will post something on the blog so they can easily find you. I'm going to join the shop talk group. Joe says hi! And, yes, we are practically neighbors! xo -- Sandy/rhubarb reign

Joan Babb said...

Stop by again and see the "weird, cheap stuff" I found last weekend. xoJoan