Thursday, April 7, 2011
We have been having a blast with this bag fundraiser and have been overwhelmed (in a good way) by the response we have gotten from our virtual community! We have gotten orders for over 60 bags already!! We have shipped out many orders and just ordered more bags for us to print!
What I am loving the most is having the boys be in charge of the emailing, confirming, charting, billing, packaging, and accounting for this project. It is a perfect fundraiser to do after we study economics at the beginning of the year and the boys developed their own business plan.
They are understanding more and more the idea of needing to pay overhead for the materials we use to print the bags and for the blank bags themselves. They also have to factor in the money needed for packaging and shipping the bags. But they are keeping careful track of our money and we are slowly creeping out of the negative numbers! VERY EXCITING!
The boys are really proud of their work and it is nice to see them take so much time and effort into a "product" that they know other people are going to be purchasing. They are quite the little professionals, if I do say so myself!
Millie is exhausted by all the work we have been doing!
AND introducing our NEWEST print.... #12 Dalton's "Sea Gull!" This print is now available to order!
Lastly, we have been working on our marketing strategy for our bags and developed this commercial yesterday afternoon to bring our "Bag-Tastic Bags" to the greater public!