Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Making Connections

Earlier this year I started selling my glassware at a local grocery store/liquor store. This particular store is also a chain and has stores in two other neighboring towns as well. The manager at the store I sell at recently passed my name along to the other stores and I got a nice custom order from one of them!

The other store will be hosting a holiday party and wanted wine glasses with their company logo on them. I had fun dressing up the glass for the holidays :)

 
Maybe next they'll want glassware for their liquor department too! It's all about connections and word of mouth. Hy-Vee has stores all across Iowa as well as Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Just think of the possibilities!

My inspiration for today...put yourself out there and make a connection. You never know where it will lead :)

18 comments:

  1. That is really cool! Way to go! We have those here in Madison too. They have a good variety and good prices!

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  2. That is awesome Edi! You never know what can happen when you put yourself out there. Word of mouth is the best advertising too. :)

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  3. That's wonderful, Edi! Your work is getting to be well known!

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  4. Congratulations Edi, that's wonderful!! :)

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  5. Congrats! but you work hard at it!! good thing you've got that new studio ... now you're going to need helpers :)

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  6. Excellent advice! Congratulations on the commission. the glasses look wonderful!

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  7. Congratulations! We have several HyVee's in Lincoln, all with big liquor departments (it's a college town -- lots of tailgating going on).

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  8. Congrats on the custom orders. I have no doubt that you'll be receiving more requests. The glassware is perfect for so many occasions. With so many stores, I'm sure that you will have continued success with HyVee - interstate as well. Word of mouth is still by far the best advertising there is. =0) I hope you're able to have product in all of their locations.

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  9. Love the wine glasses. I like to collect them from wineries that I go wine tasting to. Congratulations!

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  10. So true about connections.
    Wishing you much luck on your business the glass looks beautiful it will just be a matter of time and you'll be filled with lots of orders.

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  11. That's fantastic, Edi!
    Congratulations :)

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  12. That's really awesome Edi! Big CONGRATS! Are you going to sell them at etsy too?

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  13. Thanks Mia :) I won't be offering these HyVee glasses on Etsy, but I do offer custom glassware in my shop.

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  14. awesome! Here's to more and more connections!

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  15. I hope your glasses get noticed around town and spread to other states. Word of mouth is great. {:-D

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  16. What a wonderful opportunity! You're right that networking makes all the difference. Hopefully this opportunity will lead to future ones.

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