Monday, May 24, 2010

any new products you'd like to see?

Last week I announced that I've decided to sell Oh My! Handmade Goodness. Not just because of the number of hours that I was spending on it every week, but it was also consuming way too much of my mental energy. I’ve been so focused on OMHG for the past several months that I haven’t been bringing any of my creativity or mental energy to sarah + abraham.

In Nicole Morell's recent post about working with a sale rep, the rep who she interviewed mentioned that retailers expect a new product at least once a year and seasonally is better. I thought about all the new products and designs that I added last year (canvas prints, water bottles, fabric clutches and calling card cases, custom stamps, and the olliegraphic line). I realized that I haven't added anything new since valentines in January.

I had a great response to my recent call for photographers (I've done several trades and can't wait to share their photos!) So I thought I'd put this question out there, too: What new products would you like to see offered by sarah + abraham? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! And if you're the first one to suggest a new product idea that I begin offering, I'll send you one free as a thank you gift.

9 comments:

Melissa at Perry Jayne said...

Personalized Reusable Shopping Totes, Personalized children's t-shirts - especially for birthdays or big brother/big sisters.

Jamie said...

Placemats or melamine plates/bowls. I love ones with kids faces on them! coffee mugs- great for fathers day. maybe a kids backpack/lunch box with a face and name on it.

Allison Hansen said...

Personalized jewelry! I would love an ID bracelet with my family silhouette.

Stephanie said...

How about a personalized magnetic board? I also love the lunchbox/backpack idea! :)

Sara Tams said...

Thank you for all the suggestions!

I've thought about adding plates, but then I totally forgot about it!

Jamie - when I begin offering them, I'll be in touch so I can send one to you!

Allison - I may also offer jewelry if/when I begin offering custom silhouettes - I'll be in touch if I do!

KKurz said...

Rubber stamps with the silhouette designs. :)

Sara Tams said...

KKurz - Oh my gosh, that's another great idea that I had forgotten all about! A friend of mine has been researching how to do those, so if I can find out from her how to do it, hopefully I could add those soon (in which case a free one would be coming your way!)

Not Just A Mommy! said...

I love, love, love the olligraphic prints for the kiddos, but it would be fun for us mamas too, to have a 'grown-up' version we could customize for ourselves, or other special ladies in our lives.

jenndotcom said...

As I was placing an order I had this idea....gift sets. I love to give your silhouette products to friends that just had their second or third baby. How about a gift set that included notecards, labels and a notepad...maybe all packaged in a cute wooden box with a label in it? Kind of like this packaging....http://www.etsy.com/listing/46999025/birds-of-a-feather-3-onesie-box-set

I would buy it! :)