This was my first ever shop in 2013. I won't lie, I loved this shop. It was only 10 x 10 ft, but to me it was like the beginning of something special. I probably made a mistake in moving to the unit opposite (which was bigger), because it never felt the same and my sales didn't really justify moving somewhere bigger.
Anyway, I closed the shop in Coppull over a year ago because I didn't spend enough time there and I was doing more on this website and on Amazon than in the shop. So I concentrated on the online stuff and that was all good but I missed interacting with people properly. Amazon customers in particular don't want a chat, they want their order super-quick and no messin'. I also know a RIDICULOUS amount about the toys I buy in and it seems a shame to let all this knowledge go to waste on my long suffering family.
So I am taking the plunge - luckily I have the support of my new business partner, Rosie, who I will introduce you to next time. I couldn't do it without her so I am grateful that we met when I opened the first shop....after all if I hadn't have met her at the Mill I wouldn't be on the cusp of a "proper shop". Also (hopefully) I have met a true friend for life. I hope she doesn't get fed up with me...
Thanks for everything Unit F8 - miss you!!