live on the Jersey Shore and I have had an online store just for
3 months now! I was a Practice Administrator for a Spine Surgeon's
Group Practice for over ten years!
do some or all of your business online? What countries do you
ship to? My business
is strictly on my website or on ebay under seller ID postcardgy.
products or services do you sell? For what age ranges?
resale name brand children's clothing, sizes ranging from
newborn to approximately size 12. I also have a personalized
gift section for all different occasions. We have some wonderful
gifts for baby showers, new baby gifts, graduations, birthdays,
Mother's & Father's Day and more!
your favorite product / service? Describe it and why you
enjoy it the most. My
favorite gifts are my poems that I have written and designed
in a children's prayer & a special wish poem for special
occasions. I have been writing poetry since I was a little
girl and for many years never shared them with anyone. But
when my Aunt died a few years back, I wrote a poem and decided
to give it to my Uncle. As he read it I saw tears in his
eyes and I realized that someone else might appreciate them
too. It brings me so much pleasure to know that someone
else will be able to read and hopefully enjoy my poems.
What do you wish to sell
more of / provide more? I
wish that I could sell more of my personalized gifts, which mean
the most to me! I am adding more products, including name meanings,
a grandma's little angels poem, a my first year collage of pictures
and more! We also have a year you were born scroll which is great
for birthdays and even Father's Day gifts!
have a mailing list? Where can we sign up? I
have a mailing list and you can sign up right on my website.
of payments do you accept? We
take payment through paypal, checks and money orders.
Do you have specials,
bargains, clearances, sales, etc? We
always have items on sale and list specials and clearances periodically.
We also have sales just for our mailing list customers only.
skills, education or training must you have to work in this
business? Well you need to be
organized because things can get very hectic in trying to
juggle a family with working at home. You also need to be
patient because it takes time to build a business. The only
training needed to sell children's clothes is being able
to thoroughly check every outfit for condition, wear and
durability. I usually check each outfit over several times
before I actually list the item.
Do you have monthly
have contests about every 2 months and our last contest,
messiest baby, was a great success! Boy are there a lot
of messy babies out there!
you looking for affiliates to sell your items? Are there
other “jobs” you have available? We
are working on setting up an affiliate program and will
have one shortly.
support charity? Which one(s)? 25
percent of all our items in the kids corner are donated to the
Make A Wish Foundatioin periodically.
you love the most about being in business? What’s your biggest
I love most about being in this business is that I can be home
with my son. I love being a mom and being the one who gets to
see all the firsts, all those special moments that I did not want
to give up. So we scrimp and we somehow manage to get by! And
the challenge is making it work, but somehow I just look into
my baby's eyes and I know that there is nowhere else in the world
that I would rather be than at home taking care of him!
your best marketing advice. Networking
with different groups has been the most helpful to me. I have
learned so much and received so much from so many wonderful women.
I also believe that link exchange helps a great deal and choosing
a few places to advertise that is in your target market. I do
not advertise a lot so I choose where I do very carefully.
your best business advice. The
best advise is word of mouth. Get your name out there, join groups
and message boards and exchange tons of fillers with other businesses.
us your worst mistake in business so far so that we may
learn from it. My
worst mistake has been advertising in areas that did not
reach my target market which turned out to be a big waste
of time and money.
do you go for support and networking? I
belong to several yahoo womens groups, i.e. The Mom Pack
and WWWpacks which I have found very helpful. I have also
met several women from these groups and we have become friends
and that has been wonderful!
special features like link exchanges, resources, etc do
you carry on your site? I
love to do link exchanges and I have added a freebie page
and will very shortly have a favorite kids sites to visit
on my site!
do you want us to know about your business? We
offer very reasonable advertising rates on our website and also
consider swapping ad's! We will also be adding a banner rotation
program very shortly. I love to hear from people, so feel free
to email me your opinions on what you would like to see on my
site, recipe's or articles for our newsletter or just a hello!