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Getting ready for Christmas, already!

I’m currently very busy with getting started with Christmas. I know its only August, but my business is set to increase 100% leading up to Christmas.

I’m very excited about the new product lines which Phoenix have brought out this year, there is a great selection of cards, new wrapping paper and accessories. All this should prove very easy to sell. 

Why am I starting so early with Christmas? Easy answer: the more preparations and planning I do will increase my sales!

I’ve submitted my mailing list database to Phoenix Trading last week, the mailing house will post the new brochure out to my customers for me. Another easy win! 100 customers will be receiving a copy come mid-September. My brochure is my like my Shop Window, I need as many people to see it as possible. 

Last week I attended a gift wrapping course with More Pretty Things to learn new gift wrapping techniques. I’ve covered the basics of wrapping boxes, odd shapes, bottles and some Japanese Pleating skills. I’ve since gone and bought lots of ribbons, wrapping paper and cellophane! I’m going to be offering these skills on a free demonstration basis to customers which have a Christmas Card & Wine Party. I just need to find time over the weekend to tell them all! 

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I’m opening my house to all my customers for an all day Card Party on 22nd September. From 1pm and 6pm anyone can pop by to see the new Christmas range and have a gift wrapping demonstration. Its going to be sooo much fun! Hopefully people can see the potential of hosting their own party event too. 

All the stock is ordered, so I’m looking forward to a busy sales period.

But if you cannot wait to see the new range, pop over to by website and take a look.

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Don’s Say the ‘C’ Word!

I’m getting ready for the Christmas Countdown and starting to organise my business and my time effectively. I’ve just finished reading through my latest newsletter and the new Christmas Supplement that Phoenix Trading sent to me over the weekend. This Christmas promises to be extraordinary, I love many of the new products and I can spot a few great sellers already!

At Phoenix HQ, over three and a half million cards, 30,000 gift bags, 40,000 bookmarks, and 50,000 advent calendars have arrived in stock. It promises to be a bumper Christmas, I’m sooo excited. Its leading up to the busiest time of the year for a Phoenix Trader, so I’ve already started my preparations in August! I’m in the process of compiling a database of customers of whom I will be sending the Christmas Supplement to, I’ve been teasing customers about the forth-coming release and asking them to host a party event for me.

I’m also attending a Gift Wrapping Course in the next few weeks to pick up new skills for wrapping a present in the best possible way, and tying lovely bows on them. I will then use these new skills to offer free demonstrations to customers who book a Christmas Cards & Wine Party. If you are interested in having a Christmas party event to earn free products and spread the cost of Christmas, please contact me (available in the Sheffield area only).

The entire Christmas range is available to view and buy on my website, so please feel free to be the first to see it!

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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