OK...I have heard selling ice to Eskimos but Ill take this as well. So within 2 minutes of meeting me you can figure out that I am addicted to sales...it makes it interesting being a sales driven ceo...escpecially when I was starting out :)
My first product to bring in was actually a Coffee Press! I had thought I would break into boutiques at the same time that I was working on getting floor space at our big box retailers such as Macy's, Bed Bath & Beyond and Dillard's and thought it would be an easy giftable item.
I quickly found out though that most boutiques didn't have the floor space/storage space to hold more than a few boxes and 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 (shipping container) of Coffee Presses!? I kid you not I called Spec's Liquor and arranged a meeting with the buyer in Texas. I mean it makes total sense and looking back on it I had no doubt that when I left there I was going to have a PO...the only question was can I sale half a conex or more.
Good news for me...I got the 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 when you realized...WOW...this is what I am meant to do??!!