Give us a description of your company: My company, on the internet, is a single product site selling quality wood toy chests. You have a choice of solid Bamboo or veneer stained finished Oak, Dark Cherry or Espresso that can be laser engraved with a name of your choice selecting from eight fonts, so there is quite a variety. The manufacturer is in the USA, uses environmentally safe stains and finishes, has double safety hinges so it will not fall down on ones’ head or hands and uses real wood, not particle board or MDF.
What is your favorite item that you sell? I like the Bamboo chest
How long have you been in business? about 2 years
How long have you been a Christian & share a little about your faith: I accepted Christ as a teenager at Camp Joy, a Sunday School Union camp in Minnesota. My faith has enabled me to stay married through some very challenging health challenges with my wife. Her health crashed starting when she was 35 and it took about 10 years of a downward spiral before we found things that helped turn that around over the next 10 years. There were some other smaller things before the Alzheimers started in the early 2000’s and this has been a very challenging time. I have been fortunate as my wife, who was a very gifted singer, still enjoys music so much and sings along the best she can. She usually has a warm and happy disposition and is grateful for the things I do for her. Though, as the disease has progressed the past three years, and especially this year, many things are becoming increasing hard for her and harder for me to do things with or for her. But it is humbling to hear her just talk to God when she must be having an internal struggle and say something like, “God, I need your help” or something like that. I don’t know how I could have made it this long without God’s help and encouragement from others.
How has your faith in God inspired and helped grow your business? This has been a struggle for me. When I signed up with the website design company I told them that I needed something that I could earn some income from but not have to spend a lot of time with. I knew that, as the Alzheimers progressed, it would continue to consume more of my time. That is why I decided to use Mommy Bag Marketing.
How can others contact you to find out about your latest sales and specials? The manufacturer sets the lowest price that these toy chests can be sold for and the majority of sites that sell these boxes sell at that price as do I. ($295) So I cannot do sales or specials but I have added a coupon box some times where people could get a free Walmart gift card, as an incentive for buying a chest, I have also done a $5 and a $10 coupon.
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