OK...so within 2 minutes of meeting me you can figure out I am addicted to sales. It makes it interesting being a sales driven CEO...especially when I was starting out :)
My first product to bring in was actually a Coffee Press! I thought I would break into boutiques at the same time I was working on getting floor space at our big box retailers such as Macy's, Bed Bath & Beyond and Dillard's. Thinking it would be an easy giftable item, I set fourth.
I quickly found out most boutiques didn't have the floor space/storage space to hold more than a few boxes. Being very sales driven, I wanted to move more product than 3 to 5 boxes in a PO.
So, what is a girl to do with a conex of Coffee Presses!? I kid you not, I called Spec's Liquor and arranged a meeting with the buyer in Texas. Looking back on it, I had no doubt when I left there I was going to have a PO. The only question was, can I sell half a conex or more?
Good news for me...I got the whole conex sold! I mean, it makes total sense to buy a coffee product at a Liquor Store. I guess we could have repackaged it as a Wine Press... ;) And that is when my addiction to sales really started!
Was there a moment in your life you realized...WOW...this is what I am meant to do??!!
XOXO - Darbie