Thursday, 14 October 2010

My New Venture

At the beginning of September, I received an email from a buyer for a Gift website that has 2 million visitors, asking me if I would consider having my Candles for sale on their website. It took me back a bit, I actually thought it was a scam email, and I finally showed the email to Michelle (my Daughter), a few days later. She said that she thought I should look into it and then decided that as she is the one with a better business head than me, (she has been trained to deal with buyers & has done it since she was 20) so she rang them. Yes they are interested and will check out my shop, to see which of my candles they wanted, and then they will get back to me.

Two days later I spent an hour on the phone with a lovely Scottish lady discussing what they wanted for their website. Basically anything I can make and package as a gift. These are the suggestions she put forward but as she said they are suggestions but I can include anything basically.

2 Glass Candles either in a box with either a tag or label saying 'Happy Birthday' 'Happy Anniversary' etc

1 Glass Candle packaged as above.

Burner & Melts packaged in a transparent box with label as above

Strawberries & Cream packaged as above.

They wanted a Mens Range of Candles, and I am testing some Fragrance Oils that exact copies of some well known Aftershaves, CK-1, Hugo Boss, Izzey Myke.

They also wanted an Aromatherapy Range, which could be bought for pregnant/new Mothers. I have choosen, Aromatherapy Relax, Aromatherapy Energy, Aromatherapy Moods, Aromatherapy Passion and Breathe Calm. It will be sold in packs of 2 and the buyer can chose 2 same/different Fragrances

Tea Cup with a ribbon/Bow on handles, packaged as above.

It is a family run Business run by 5 sisters and they only deal with home based makers, because it then gives a family feeling between them and their suppliers.
They do a lot of advertising online as well as in magazines and some of my products will be included in the adverts.

I can use my own Logo and colours on the products but my Logo will not appear on the website. My New Logo (above) was done by BonnitaGraphics .
It is made to order and when someone order one of products they will email me and then I will make, packaged and post out to the customer. I then invoice them and they will then pay me any monies owed to me once a week.

Well I am now happy to say that all the testing has been done and all the boxes I need have been ordered. I will be making the ones to be photographed over the weekend, I still have a couple to box up thats why no pics of thembut will keep you all updated.
Then all I have to do is send everything off to them. So I am hoping that by the end of October everything will be on the site. Once I know my Candles are on the site I will give you all the name of the site.


  1. pauline, I am so pleased for you, you make such lovely candles, its great that you have been recognised.
    joy xx

  2. Fantastic news! I am so pleased for you! xx

  3. Thank you both, its been a long hard slog but I am overjoyed that at last it is happening for me and I pray that evry crafter will get an chance to prove themselves.

  4. Awwww thats gr8 hun glad you got some regular business headed your way, good luck! :o) xXx

  5. How lovely, but you deserve it, your candles are gorgeous.Well done!!!

  6. Fantastic news Pualine! Looking forward to seeing all your yummy candles on the site

  7. Thank you all, without the support I recieved from my online friends at Folksy and from some on Misi, I would not have got this far, so I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

  8. Well Done Pauline. They all look lovely and the new logo is great.

  9. Thank you I asked Bonnita for something stylish and not too fussy and she turned up trumps like she always does. I love it and seriously considering for my shops as well.

  10. Congratulations your candles are gorgeous!! I love the cheesecake one, it's so different! Hope it all goes well for you with this new site!! I'm sure it will. Jo x