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Summer Fayre at Mosborough Primary School

On Saturday 7th July I attended the annual summer fayre at Mosborough Primary School. I had prepared my event well in advance and I had taken a great selection of cards, gift wrap and stationery items with me.

Thankfully the weather stayed dry and bright, but I didn’t want to take the risk of an outdoor stall and opted to have a table in one of the classrooms. The event was very popular and plenty of people were interested in my products. Many had heard of Phoenix Trading before and bought some cards. If they didn’t purchase anything then I made sure people left with a brochure to take home, and everyone was invited to take part in the free prize draw for £20 of vouchers to spend.

I also displayed a message board for people who may be interested in joining my team of Independent Phoenix Traders, it gives some short snappy and great reasons to join. Whether you are in the UK, France, Australia, New Zealand or USA then you can join my team of Phoenix Traders and run your own greeting card and stationery business like me too, click here to find out more.

I spoke to lots of other stall holders who were in the same classroom too, there were people there from Usbourne Books, Partylite, and handmade jewellery makers too. Everyone reported great sales on the day, I took around £22 which isn’t too bad but if I had taken the risk of an outside stall with more footfall then I could have sold more. Trust the weather to stay dry! I mainly sold cards, but paperchains, and family organisers did well too! I took lots of contacts away from the prize draw, so maybe more good will come from that in future.

I’m looking for more events and for home party events from now on, its such a great way to meet new people and drive up sales. If you’re interested in hosting a Phoenix Card Party at home with friends then please contact me here. Party Hosts will receive 25% off their own order.

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Teacher Gifts & Tennis

Its that time of year again when school term ends and thankyou cards are readily sent out to the Children’s favourite teacher! Phoenix Trading have created some lovely artwork to show of their wonderful designs.

You really are stuck for choice which present to give to your teacher.

I couldn’t resist sharing the image of our Tennis card, come on Murray!!

All items are available to order on my website. All general cards cost £1.50 each, or £1.20 each when any 10 or more purchased together. Packs of 10 postcards cost £4.00 each, supplied with envelopes.

Great reasons to say thankyou to your favourite teachers

Great reasons to say thankyou to your favourite teachers

Another great way to say thanks

Another great way to say thanks

perfect for your tennis buddy

perfect for your tennis buddy

Kids will love to give these to their teachers

Kids will love to give these to their teachers

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Making the most out of new opportunities

I’ve been tweeting, using facebook and developing my website in order to generate an online presence. Its a new market audience I can target and its free to use and works for me 24/7 so why not?

I have some great news! I’ve been featured in a blog by Charlotte Biggs who is a craft and card blogger, I sent in some card designs and brochures for her to see and she has featured me in her latest blog. Read it here
Card & Gift Blog

I’m very pleased to get a mention, hopefully more traffic can be directed to my website through this. Fingers crossed for the rest of 2012!

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Card Basket Sales on the Up!

Last week I took my basket of cards into work and left them in the kitchen as usual. I was very surprised over the course of the week to sell £44.00! Everyone loved the new selection of cards and really loved the way to purchase them, the value for money and convenience really makes their day. No trips to the shops equals no parking, no queuing, and no crying children! Happy Lyndsey.

I included all the new cards from the Spring, and Summer collections (about 100 cards), gift wrap & tags, postcards, and my new top seller – Paperchains!

I’ll return the basket of cards to the kitchen soon and I’ll be preparing more baskets to send to local businesses and to my friends and family. I’ll keep you posted on how I get on.

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