January Rewind – The Calm After The Storm!

January is always a welcomed break from the insanity of the holiday season. Don’t get us wrong, we still had plenty going on but it definitely gives us some time to breathe. Check out how we kicked off the new year in our January Rewind!

New Year, Happy 2020! – It’s a brand new decade which always fills the air with some exciting energy! The retail store was closed for 2 days in celebration which was a much needed break from the holiday madness. We are so thankful for all the support we received in 2019. We truly can’t wait to see what this year brings us. We love you all! 💞

Inventory – We also kicked off 2020 by doing the infamous “Full Inventory”…which basically means the store is closed for an extra 3 days so we can count EVERY. SINGLE. THING. IN. THE. STORE. (and also in our freaking warehouse!) This is a really important project because it allows us to figure out what we have to pay taxes on as well as start the new year with accurate inventory stock information. It’s such an undertaking with so many numbers and so many items to count. However, we have a great team who is able to even make doing inventory fun! The best part? We can show up in our pajamas! FUCK YEAH!

Steel Petal Press Wholesale Stationery Gift Brand From Chicago at AmericasMart Tradeshow
Here’s a look👀 at our booth from America’sMart January 2020 market!
Isn’t it so cute?!

America’sMart January 2020 – Shelby and Shayna hit the road again to the first market of the year! We enjoy doing the Atlanta Market because it’s a much more relaxed environment than in New York. There were no hiccups with our walls, electricity, or pallet…which is just how we like it! This makes set up so much easier.

Steel Petal Press Wholesale Stationery Gift Brand From Chicago at AmericasMart Tradeshow
Here’s a photo of Shayna with our beautifully, unharmed pallet!
Now it’s time to set up and kick some ass!

Overall, America’sMart is less busy than NYNow which impacts our sales (comparatively) but we enjoy doing this show because it’s in the southern region which is really underrepresented for us in terms of stockists. So, we want to get out there, on their turf so-to-speak, and be able to meet them and show southern stores how awesome we are. Overall, of the 23 orders we did, 18 WERE NEW…WHICH IS INCREDIBLE. We also have the opportunity to grow sales by following up with all of the leads we get at the show. These are incredibly valuable in growing the business so this adds to the value of going to shows. Until next time, ATL! ❤️️

Shelby Says Goodbye – Hey guys, it’s Shelby here and I just wanted to conclude this recap with the news that I am moving on from Steel Petal Press. It’s been an incredible 2.5 years here and it truly feels like I’m leaving my family. I don’t want to get any sappier than that but I just want to say thanks to everyone – whether you’ve worked at SPP, shopped at SPP, reached out on SPP social media, or visited with me at tradeshows – you helped me grow personally and professionally and man, didn’t we have some fucking fun along the way!? I can’t wait to see what life has in store for me and SPP in the future. Love you all SO, SO, SO MUCH.

XOXO,
Steel Petal Press

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