Monday, March 18, 2013

Day 101: Don't Go Into the Water

Movie still from Jaws, Universal Studios.
Do you know the quote, "don't go into the water" from the movie Jaws? That's been going through my head all day. Except for me, it's "don't lower your prices" (but said in a voice that matches the terrifying jaws tagline).

Even though my 100-day-quest is officially over, I still have a few loose ends. Specifically, there's five more amazing places I'm trying to get my collage sheets into. Places I've been talking to, who've said yes or maybe, but nothing's wrapped up yet. So today I sent two of them an email update with a first-order coupon. Because I realize it's a ton of work to set up a new line, especially on a website where you have to upload photos, descriptions, sizes, etc., I wanted to offset some of that initial work with a discount. And once again, I'm reminded that it's not me, it's you. My guess that a coupon could help nudge them toward a purchase was totally off. It wasn't the initial work involved, or the prices that was holding things up. But rather, it's simply a matter of too much to do and too little time. Between holidays and tradeshows and everything else, new orders take time, something I should know by now but somehow keep forgetting.

The great news? It looks like one more dream website may be carrying piddix collage sheets soon. Something that would have happened with or without a discount.


Cynthia Deis said...

You are the most compelling sales person EVER.



piddix said...

Awww thanks (I think). My trick is to only go after the absolutely most amazing places ever. Somehow that seems to be working.

Anonymous said...

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