Darlybird is in transition. I've decided that my sanity and stress-level are important factors in this business. There have been some unpretty moments chez moi the past few months. And my health and family have born the brunt.
Q: Should I retire darlybird into the ether of used-up URLs and call it a fun experiment gone haywire? Or do I plan for world domination Darlybird style?
A: Is there a middle ground? I hope. (Do you like how my answer was in the form of a question, Trebeck?)
I never do things the easy, most direct route. Nope. I'm pretty much a wanderer---a very decisive wanderer, but a wanderer nonetheless.
What does this have to do with Darlybird? Good question. (Have you noticed I'm particularly a 'wanderer' in conversation and the written word?)
This is what it has to do with the D-bird: I'm going to be outsourcing all of my packaging and shipping to a third party. Thus, I will be able to spend more time on the Darlybird things that I love~ and also grow my business and find fab new products instead of always trying to catch up and barely make it just with fulfilling orders. In order to do this outsourcing, I'm going to have to do a major streamlining of products. I can't turn over this large-scale hodgepodge and expect it to run like clockwork. Therefore, I'm going to be putting a Darlybird grab bag up ~ it will be a way for me to get rid of a lot of sweet items in record speed. It'll be something like this: you pay $15 for a Darlybird smorgasborg. I pick the products (worth at least $45) and send them off to you. You open the package, delighted to find so many fun things for so little money. It's a win/win. Each package will be unique . . . . and non-refundable. And to kick things off, I'm going to give away 4 of them. Comment ---- maybe tell me your fave darlybird product just for fun. I'll pick 4 people to be my grab bag guinea pigs. Grab bags will be available for purchase next week.
Bobby pins x 2
Carved Rose Band
Vintage Gift Tags
Who wouldn't love a little package like that? Talk about recession-friendly shopping!