Contributor post by Alicia of AliciasFindings
#EtsyCIJBusinessExpo – DesignsTheLimit
1. What item in your shop drives your Etsy business and what makes it special?
THE TOOTHFAIRIES HELPERS
Design’s the Limit specializes in custom designs and loves to create unique gifts for our customers. Of all of the different products we use as a canvas and the designs we have created over the years, we have a personal affinity for our Tooth Fairy Box. It was one of our original designs and has received a lot of favorites over the years to let us know our work is appreciated. We could not make a living from selling toothboxes alone, but it is the most spiritually rewarding product in our shop.
2. How would you like to see your business evolve?
We are currently offering the Tooth Fairy box in the August “Go Shout Love” Auction to benefit two families. We encourage everyone to follow @goshoutlove on Instagram for more information and we are humbled to be included.www.instagram.com/goshoutlove
3.How have your peers influenced your work?
The most memorable toothbox order we ever completed was for a customer who requested that we include a hand written note with instructions and address the envelope to the child with the toothfairy in the return address location. We were worried that if anything happened it shipping that the package would not be able to be returned to us, but in the end the customer received the envelope and said her child was thrilled to have received it.
4. What business class(es) have you taken that have impacted your business?
We have recently joined the Hampton Roads Center of Commerce and been accredited by the Better Business Bureau of Virginia. What began as an interest and started as a project has grown into a full-time job.
5. Have you achieved Brand Awareness?
We have created a brand, an idea, and a name. When shopping at Design’s the Limit you can choose from our designs, submit your own, or we can create a custom design for any of your ideas. Imagination is always welcome and we appreciate the challenges of every custom order.
6. What is one unique idea you came up with to market your business?
It has been a busy summer for us as we were named the Best of Virginia Beach in the Specialty Gifts category for 2015, have had our products featured on the increasingly popular game app TapFoo www.twitter.com/tapfoo and were featured in the Odyssey Online Etsy Father’s Day Gifts Article:theodysseyonline.com/rutgers/tasteful-etsy-fathers-day-gifts-under-…
7. What are your social media sites?
Pinterest : www.pinterest.com/designsthelimit