Saturday, 25 April 2009
Welcome To The dichro-findings Blog Spot!
Welcome to dichro-findings blog spot! I'm very happy to see you here! I'll be blogging about our findings business, the web site and anything else I think you might find interesting. So what made us launch a new business in such dire financial times?? Well, as a glass art jewellery maker myself I've always had the same problem you've all had . . finding our jewellery blanks all in one place at a reasonable price where there is enough of a selection to suit everyones tastes and pocket. After years of searching thro the web sites bookmarking a site here and a site there and having to visit loads of sites and place loads of orders just to get my findings I thought it would be a very good idea if I put my money where my mouth is . . and do my own web site! That's when dichro-findings.co.uk was born. The guiding principle of the business is a simple one . . good quality products at a reasonable price. To achieve this I decided that we would be reasonable on retail pricing, we would offer multilples/packs on popular products at a lower price, we'd give loyal returning customers a chance to earn bonus discounts and we would regularly check suppliers prices to obtain the best value possible in our purchasing activities and any discounts we receive for buying in quantity would be passed on directly to the customer . . with our margin staying exactly the same all the time. It took a couple of weeks of researching suppliers, buying our first stock, buying the web domain names and building the site . . and on 1st March 2009 the new web site and business went live! Since then it's been a bit of a rollercoaster ride . . no visitors, nothing, nada, for the 1st week . . then all hell let loose and we hit 10,000 site visitors in our first full month of trading. We hit our second big milestone on Thursday last when we reached 20,000 site visitors! . . and we're now sending packages to the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Italy, France, Sewden, Denmark, the UK. We started with just over 40 products and since march this has now increased to over 175! I have to say that along the way, since the begining of March, I've had enormous help and encouragement from a number of people, a lot of them fellow crafters and customers . . so . . to all those people . . You All Know Who I Mean :o) . . a BIG BIG Thanks!