Card & Gift Network Turns 9 Years Old
First, apologies, this birthday post usually comes on the site’s actual birthday (Dec 1st) but other work has kept me away from the site much more than I’d like over the last year and a bit.
I’m sorry. Going forward this shouldn’t be happening again.
From now on it’s onwards and upwards!
Thank You for Being Part of the Journey
Before I get to the annual “what comes next” element of the Birthday post I want to say a very quick but very heartfelt thank you.
~ Thank you for supporting the website for the last 9 years.
~ Thank you for submitting your gorgeous cards and gifts.
~ Thank you for being endlessly positive about what I’m trying to do here; even when it’s still very much a work in progress 9 years in.
I think our industry has so much potential, even in the face of confusing things such as GDPR and Brexit, and I look forward to shining an even BIGGER spotlight on the very best greetings and giftware brands.
Ok, so how’s that going to happen?
What Comes Next
Your Questions Answered, Your Problems Solved
Over the last few months, I’ve been collecting survey responses to find out what people need and want from the Network.
There was a variety of answers but many focused on how to get their products “out there” and how to get more sales.
Lots of members of the community wanted step-by-step help to grow their card & gift businesses.
So, quite simply, that’s what’s coming next.
In the coming days, weeks and months I’m going to be giving the site a makeover. Adding resources and products that will help you harness the power of the online world to grow your business.
Eventually, they’ll be resources for everything from tackling overwhelm and procrastination to exactly where you can promote your latest card & gift range.
If you want to be the first to hear when all these options become available Join the Network today.
The website will also be getting its very own Facebook Group.
An online spot where you can connect with fellow C&G peeps, ask questions and share your wisdom of all things greetings and gifts.
The group will be going live in the next few days so keep an eye on our Facebook page for the announcement.
Alternatively, sign up to the Network mailing list and I’ll keep you updated.
Other Bits & Bobs
There are lots of other bits & bobs I want to tackle in the coming year but for now, my main focus is on teaching marketing & selling techniques that I know will make a real difference.
I hope you like the sound of all this and I look forward to connecting with you in the Facebook Group.
In the meantime, if you have any questions (or requests) please get in touch.