My name is Nicole and I'm not sure if I am posting in the correct forum, but here is my question.
I am an indie crafter and owner of Journal Junky. I design and create journals that are unique, fun, and eco-friendly.
My business is too small to hire sales reps, and I establish new wholesale accounts by cold-calling, or by simply just being "found."
Journal Junky products can be found online and in 7 stores across the country, but my goal is to have Journal Junky representation in at least one store in every state in the USA.
I have a giant list of potential stationery and gift stores, and thought that I would email them first instead of calling, asking them to consider my product line.
Can anyone share advice on the pros and cons of calling versus sending an email to potential wholesale customers or store owners?
I appreciate your time!
PRESERVE THE MOMENT. PRESERVE THE EARTH!
Love your journals!!
Just walk right in those stores girl,(or pick up the phone) bring your journals "with you" and be prepared to make a deal. (or fight for one, or accept rejection..it's all part of it)
How many can you make? Is it just you making them? (scale?)
Your journals are bright & original! I especially love these: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=mt&listing_id=33178055
Keep making beautiful things!