One month into business and the excitement continues!
So, with the office set up, website live and operational and staff recruited all I was waiting for was orders! And they came! Albeit, a few to begin with but now the trickle has improved to a dribble and the feeling is amazing!
Complete strangers are going to my website and buying things! What a wonderful feeling I say. We are creating beautiful memories for these people; they are buying gifts with personal messages and gift boxes and we are the catalyst! I am creating these special moments between friends or siblings or a parent and their child – can there by anything better? It makes everything so worthwhile. All the stresses associated with establishing a new company, a new concept and a fully functioning office in India seem so miniscule
My favourite part of the day is when I read the personal messages that people put for each other on the gifts – they are such fun to read, some beautifully written and others funny and cute. I hand write these myself to give that personal touch to the gift. We care for each parcel as though it’s our little child stepping into this world and I realise we probably won’t be able to give this kind of focus in the future when we get inundated with orders (fingers crossed!) but we will ensure that the feeling put into each order remains.
Orders are coming in from the US, UK and Australia these days – rock on people! We love you! And thanks for the kind feedback too! Our best sellers at the moment are the dining experiences with Smokehouse chain of restaurants, spa experiences with Blue Terra and Toni & Guy and salsa dancing with Salsa India! Lots of orders for flowers & chocolates too.
We are also adding new partners every week! The latest being a Kiteboarding experience in Mumbai! Check out our different categories – we have some awesome experiences you can gift to your loved ones – create memories that last forever. Heck I wanna go kiteboarding too! We will also add some very nice dining partners to our website – watch this space!
Our other area of focus is with organisations who are looking for an employee engagement program or for Diwali gifts for their clients. We had a stall in a Corporate Gift expo in early August where my team and I stood for 3 days talking to what felt like a guzillion people about our new concept. We got hundreds of leads and business cards and follow ups are under way. Hopefully we will crack a few big corporate deals which will get us going
So all in all a fantastic month and we can’t wait for what’s to come ahead! We are preparing for Diwali now and also running a few contests via social media to spread the word.
The roller coaster ride continues…!