We arrived home from the show with a bump! The inbox was full of emails, enquiries and orders so job 1 - update all the orders waiting patiently in the in box and here they are - parcels under 4kg on their way to the post office - anything heavier waiting for collection on Monday!
Job 2 was to go through our file of orders and enquiries from the show. Proforma payments at least give me a breather as we have to wait for payment before the order can be sent out. Jeff spent a solid day of typing, to get all the invoices out and ready to post. I did a tally of what was needed to be done, ordered even more tape to fulfill all the orders and the hardest job on the list, is to do the embellished prints.
I love doing them as they are all hand finished and make a truly special gift but......
......with 60+ on order my opinion of them has now changed. I know I will feel better when I know I have got them done!
They do look good all lined up ready for mounting - ahhh yes the mounting, forgot I still had that to do!
I've also been busy preparing packs for our new agents! We met some fantastic people at the show, who were very keen to sell dots and spots and were over whelmed by just how many. I am being realistic in the amount of work I have ahead of me and have decided to start them at different times, so I can stagger the increasing workload. We already work with 2 agents in the South West and West Midlands but first out of the starting blocks for new areas being covered, will be North East England covering Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire and Cumbria. Towards the end of August selling in Scotland will begin and then we will follow up the interest and possible contacts we got for Ireland, North West England, East Anglia and Kent!!!
Busy and exciting times ahead!