We will be writing lots of posts in the future about what we’ll be doing to prepare for the holidays but I wanted to ask the makers: What will you NOT be doing this year that you did last year? The answers may surprise you.
As it stands right now, I will not be doing any holiday shows this year. The past three years I have done shows at the holidays but this year I’m in a new location and I’m not sure what the “scene” is like yet. So I’ve decided to just focus online this year and hopefully I won’t regret it!
This year we have my husband’s niece staying with us while she attends a nearby college – so my plan (and part of our deal with her) is that I get some cheap holiday labor out of it! I also plan to stick to store deadlines so I am not doing any wholesale orders after the first week of November.
This year I will not be offering holiday gift wrap. Sure, it was lucrative, but we now offer so many products in differing sizes that it simply slows us down too much to wrap up each order! Maybe next year once we have added another member to the Gingiber team.
Most years since I started Epheriell, I have actually closed my shop in mid-December, to forestall those last-minute orders that people sometimes place when they miss my holiday delivery order dates.
What about you? What will you NOT be doing this holiday season?
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