Well, that’s nice, isn’t it? I think to be able to start a new business, from just £30, with loads of support and no targets is tempting enough (well, I was tempted, wasn’t I?!), and now there’s more!
For anyone who joins in January, there are also some potential freebies! You can read more about them here and as always, do feel free to ask me anything at all.
I started selling cards back in August 2010 when my daughter was 10 months old. She’s now 4, I have a 16 month old son, and I’m still going strong! I think the key, for me anyway, is that the business is so flexible. I do as much or as little as I want, at times to suit me, and sell in whichever ways suit me, too. And the greatest appeal is that I love the cards, think the products all represent great value and I’m proud to be selling British, not-on-the-high-street wares.
So, as 2014 begins, my Phoenix resolutions are simple. Continue to look after my customers and provide them with excellent service, continue to support and grow my team of traders, and jump about with excitement at every new product release (this last one’s easy – never failed me yet!)
So Happy New Year to you, and I’m here if you’d like to get in touch about doing this, too, or if you’d like to buy – www.jocelynscards.co.uk – the new January range is there, too!
I am here to help! Orders from my website are with you within 3-5 days, so order over this weekend, and you’ll receive it in time for Christmas.
For keeping the kids amused, how about..
Colour-In Christmas Tablecloth £5
Paperchains – £4
Nativity Colour-In £4.50
Christmas Lotto £5
And a few last minute gifts..
Little Kittens Note Cards £10
Farmyard Finger Puppets Colour-in £3
Camper Van Jotter £3
There are plenty of other jotter pads, too.
Secret Agent Activity Pack £3
And there are other activity packs and stationery sets.
And while you’re grabbing a few things, why not get yourself ready for an organised new year, with this!
Family Organiser £4.80
The shop is also stocked full of every day greetings cards, including special occasion cards, all priced at £1.50 each, or buy any 10 or more and they’ll cost just £1.20 each.
And, as always, do feel free to ask me any questions about the products or for recommendations
I’m still here, still beavering about with my cards!
As you’d expect, at this time of year, I can get a little busy. I’ve concentrated on mainly doing home coffee and cards for my regular customers this season, which I’ve hugely enjoyed. They have a really nice atmosphere, are very informal and it’s great to chat to people about Phoenix and show off the current range. I hold plenty of stock and always take a bag of samples of all of the current Christmas card packs. People do like to see them and then I take orders of any I’ve not got in stock to deliver back at a later date. A party tends to last for an hour and a half to two hours, and it’s always time well-spent for me, and an easy, laid-back way to shop for everyone.
I’m also doing a few more public events, as it’s nice to mix things up! For example, next week I’m booked in to a school staff room for their lunchtime and also into a retirement home for a coffee morning. Looking forward to both
My regular customers, of course, are continuing to order and my team are all out there getting on with it! I’ve been delighted to welcome Julie, Louise and Emma in the last few weeks, too. So, as I mentioned, busy!
And top-sellers at the moment?
Tower of Shoes A096AB
Butterfly Cupcakes LS20
And, I’m always happy to get a little busier, so do feel free to order from me at www.jocelynscards.co.uk, or ask me for a little free information about doing this yourself, too (email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me at @IHaveCards) – I’d hate to get a restful period this month!
I have been busy, so sorry to have not reported in sooner on this! I’ve been doing plenty of parties, orders from both regular and new customers are coming in thick and fast now, and I’ve lovely new traders, too. It’s a sure sign that we’ve hit busy season!
So, onto a few of my top picks from the new range…
Little Kittens Note Cards set GP01 – £10
I love these! 30 note cards with 30 brown ribbed envelopes, presented in this cute little case. They’re already proving popular and I can see them flying out as they will make such lovely Christmas gifts for cat-lovers.
Lazy Dog Days L274 £1.50 (or £1.20 when you buy any 10 or more)
So sweet! As with all of the cards, this is blank inside for your own message. There is also a cat version, too.
Christmas Lotto GP03 £5
This game comes with 4 A5 lotto boards and will be perfect for getting everybody into the Christmas mood!
I Love Tractors S228 £1.50 (or £1.20 when you buy any 10 or more)
I think this card would be perfect for little boys (or big boys!)
Colour-in Finger Puppets CP008 £3
My daughter will definitely be needing these! She loves colouring in anyway, and then there are finger puppets to play with – love them!
Hope you like these, too – the full range, including all of the new and Christmas products can be bought from my shop now, and you can expect delivery to you within 3-5 days.
If you’d like more information about selling the range yourself, my website has more information here, and do feel free to email me for an information pack and with any questions you may have at email@example.com
With the fabulous new autumn range now out and all of the Christmas goodies in my shop, now is a good time to browse and buy! With that in mind, and because it’s Friday so I’m feeling happy, I’m offering FREE P&P (UK only) on all orders, whether for £3 or £300! This offer’s available from now until midnight Sunday 13th October 2013.
Stock up on your every day cards, stationery sets, gift wrap, and of course get your Christmas cards in and I’d definitely recommend checking out the advent calendar range, the quirky advent calendar cards and fabulous paper chains. Remember you can email me specific items and codes and/or best-seller packs if you haven’t the time or inclination to choose lots of individual cards.
You must place these orders by emailing me, as my website ships straight from Head Office and cannot honour this offer, and I cannot refund postage this way. As it’s a free offer, please do allow up to 3 weeks for delivery (if you need items sooner, please do use my website which should ensure you receive your goods within 3-5 days, though you will then pay the postage).
I can then easily arrange payment with you, via Paypal, cheque or debit/credit card payments over the phone – whichever you prefer.
So what are you waiting for?! You can view the entire range on-line at www.jocelynscards.co.uk Get telling me what you need at firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m excitable as we have new products today! The autumn range has been released and it’s very good (no bias here!).
There are 76 new products, with plenty of fresh designs to choose from. I’ve just ordered all of them in so I can’t wait to see them all! From what I’ve seen so far, I’m loving Super Heroines, Lazy Dog Days and the Little Kittens packs – so cute!
The full range is available on my website here, so can all be ordered now. Why not stock up on your every day cards and get your Christmas cards, stationery and advent calendars ordered at the same time? All organised and you’ll only pay delivery once.
The entire range is at www.jocelynscards.co.uk and do remember that this is a business for everyone, so if you fancy selling these fabulous things, too, get in touch to find out more
I’ve been a little absent from this blog lately, but never fear, it’s because I have been busy! So, I thought I’d best pop by and give you a brief update to reassure you that I’m still here!
With the children back at school, and the weather turning decidedly autumnal, people’s thoughts seem to be turning to Christmas, as I’m definitely selling cards and advent calendars! In the last couple of weeks, I’ve got my Christmas catalogues out to my mailing list, I’ve booked in some more at home ‘coffee and cards’, booked a Macmillan coffee morning in, taken sales and orders from my regular baskets, and my website sales are going strong. Those boxes full of Christmas goodies are already dwindling!
On top of my activity, I’m delighted to be welcoming Julie to my team, too. Now is a fabulous time to join, with our best few months upon us and the free e-commerce website offer for new traders ends this month, too, so if you’re toying with it, get in now! You can find more information on my website or get in touch directly with me with your questions
And now I’m off as I have another free brochure pack to post out to a potential new customer – shout if you’d like to peruse one, too