In December of 2018, Darice officially announced that I was one of their Business Bloggers. Darice is a wholesale manufacturer of craft and art supplies – their audience is also made up of makers, online shop owners, and retail store owners. Since that announcement I’ve proudly written a collection of blog posts that you might find helpful so I’m rounding them up here!
If you’re a maker looking to scale your business and grow into selling wholesale, this one is for you! In this post, I offer a free download for a checklist that will help you determine if you are ready to sell to retailers. Plus I give you some tips and tricks!
If you’re a retailer or buyer and you didn’t have a chance to go to AmericasMart this year, in this blog post I share the trends my sister and I spotted at the Darice showroom while we were in Atlanta in January.
This is another one for the brick and mortar store owners. If you’re intrigued by the idea of hosting workshops in your space, there are a list of things that will help you get prepared and have your bases covered. From the registration process to seating to terms and policies. Get the list here!
March has passed but this might a good one to bookmark for next year. Especially if you’re a craft store or a store that regularly offers DIY workshops.
For the brick and mortar store owners, one way to get some attention and eyes on to your store is through your window display! Learn how to take full advantage of the space that can and should bring people in your door.
In this post, I’m sharing some of the current trends in retail. Having a pulse on trends is important for retailers. If you want to stay relevant and appealing to your customers, you should know what’s popular and working well for other businesses. Not all trends will apply to your store, but I agree with the old saying knowledge is power!
It’s been a pleasure and honor writing blog posts for Darice. I’m looking forward to the line-up of articles we have planned for both their readers and mine. Our goal is to provide brick and mortar store owners, makers and online shop owners with valuable information that will help their businesses!
Which article did you get the most benefit out of? What business-related topics would you like to see me cover in the future? Comment below and let me know.
If you are interested in opening a wholesale account with Darice, the process is simple, their minimum order is only $75, AND Savvy Shopkeeper readers get 20% off their first order! Just use the code: SAVVY20
*Please note that the code provided is a special referral code, I will earn a commission if you decide to use the code when placing an order with Darice. I make recommendations and offer codes because I genuinely believe they are helpful and useful to shopkeepers. Please do not spend any money on any of the products or tools I recommend unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.