I offer free giftwrapping in my store. We’re getting more and more customers ask if we sell cards–kid’s birthday, baby shower, etc. to go along with the wrapping, and we do not have any at this time. Does anyone have a reasonably priced source for cards? Thanks in advance.
I’m sure that some of our shopkeepers have some wholesale resources to share with Kerri, but here’s a nifty resource I just recently learned about:
Shop Local with Etsy.
Yes, you can choose to see, on etsy.com, your local artisans (for example, those 6,691 items located in Boulder CO where Kerri’s Childish Things is located) and then you can further sort the results down to Paper Goods.
Here’s the 319 sources Kerri might find useful. Hope there’s a card-maker there that wants a local bricks-&-mortar outlet, and that Kerri and the crafter can strike a wholesale deal. If so,
everyone wins: Kerri, the crafter, and the shoppers who adore buying local, unique items!
What a great way for shopkeepers to show their townsfolk that “Shopping Local” is easy, available, and directly supported by local shopkeepers too!
Did you know about this great eco-friendly way to find suppliers that will make your business stand out from the Sea of Sameness that is retail, and resale, nowadays? Have you found artisans and crafters through etsy.com to showcase in your shop?
If you would like to answer Kerri directly or see what other questions and comments consignment, resale, and thrift shopkeepers have, go to Open House here on Auntie Kate the Blog.