One of the greatest things about owning your own business is getting the chance to talk to so many different people on a personal level. Many times at the craft shows, we engage in conversations with customers on who they're buying the product for, why they're buying the product or maybe just why they want to buy it for themselves. There are many times when conversations are centered around the gift they're buying for their mother or sister or even their granddaughter. We get to know a lot of people. Sometimes at shows we are busy and are unable to engage in a lengthy conversation with every customer. However we always make sure to thank them with a smile so they know we appreciate their business.
Another great thing about owning your own business is getting to create your own hours. I'm not going to lie, I love that part! However, that also calls for some very late nights or early mornings. The price we pay to own a small business! We are coming up on our 5th birthday and hope to see 5 more. We hope to make twice as many acquaintances and business relationships also!
Weddings happen often in spring and that means you'll be looking for a gift for the bride and groom. Something no one else will think of and something they will love. How about one of our hand crafted Antique Style Pepper Grinders? They are available in both wood and solid surface material. There are different wood types, colors of solid surface material as well as shapes to choose from. It would be a gift they could use for years to come and think of you every time they use it!
Or maybe you are the one getting married and you need gift ideas for the wedding party. We have many choices that the wedding party would love to receive. You want them to know how much you appreciate them sharing and taking part in your very special day so how about getting them a unique gift that no one else will have? For the guys, a razor would be a great gift or a bottle opener made in an acrylic color of his liking. For the ladies, there are also razors as well as perfume applicators and seam rippers. Do you remember some of the gifts you received for being in a wedding party? Were they as unique and special as these ideas? And if you are interested in a special color, contact us and we may be able to locate the perfect one and custom make your gifts!
Please let us know how we can help you be a part of your special day!
Now that Christmas is over and the beginning of a new year is just around the corner, it's time to restock our inventory and get started on preparing for 2017. We enojyed time with our family over the holidays and we hope all of you have as well! 2016 was better than 2015 and hopefully 2017 will be even better than 2016. We will be introducing new products and officially retiring some old products. We will be doing some of the same Art/Craft Shows this year as well as some new ones. The calendar will be updated as quickly as possible. More updates to come soon...
With Christmas only a few days away, it's a time for that final shopping and wrapping. At a loss at what to get that someone on your list that has everything? How about a antique style pepper grinder or an ice cream scoop to last a long time? Our products make wonderful gifts for those "hard to buy for" friends or family members. This is a time when retail sales are at their best and also just before the slowest time of the year. Does that mean we take a couple of months off? No. We continue to stock up our inventory for shows, update the inventory on the website and finalize the craft show schedule. January also brings the dreaded tax preparation. With 2017 right around the corner, let's make the rest of 2016 great!
With just over two months away, Christmas will be here soon. Many people have begun their Christmas shopping and some have even finished all ready. At each of our craft and art shows we participate in, we hear from many people how our products are perfect gifts. Do you have someone that is hard to buy for? I think we all have at least one. Our products make great gifts for those people. Or maybe you want to treat yourself to a nice gift. Even I do that on occasion. When the holiday shopping season begins, our shipping time frame on custom orders changes from 2-3 weeks to 3-4 weeks. If you plan on ordering a custom made item, please order it before November 18, 2016 for delivery by Christmas. We love to hear stories from our customers about their loved one receiving one of our items as a gift. They're always excited to tell us and it makes what we do that much more important. We don't just make sales, we make friendships. As we get closer to Christmas, we will start to offer free giveaways. Check back here for details or like us on FaceBook.
We spend so much of our time preparing and working at craft shows. We meet so many new customers this way and build some lasting business relationships. We get a chance to get out and see new cities and talk with our customers. Preparing for a show is really a big job. From turning each product by hand on a wood lathe to entering each product into inventory and placing a tag with the description and price on it to packing it up and traveling to the show. We try new shows each year in new locations as well as participate in shows done in the past that prove to be quite successful. Our craft show schedule is usually planned out months ahead and we will continue to update our show calendar on our website. Though a lot of work, craft and art shows are a vital part of MC Woodturnings' existence.