One of my big goals is to have Alesya Bags in retail locations by the end of the year. My sales efforts are being lead by consultant Jim Debetta who has been making significant strides over the past few months. Many of you have been asking for an update on progress so here it is!
Jim has reached out to dozens of retailers and has yet to receive a flat out “NO!”. We’ve had significant interest from about 15 major stores (some you would know) both here in the States and overseas. I’m not going to mention any of the names until we have a deal done. If you’re a salesperson/entrepreneur you know what I mean – the deal’s not done until the check is cashed.
The bags are just about finished in China and I’ll be getting my production samples on Monday. Once I approve them about 30 bags will be airmailed while the rest will be sent by boat.
When I receive the airmailed bags I’ll quickly be sending them to retailers along with a handwritten card from me. Jim has been careful to make sure these folks have real interest because of how expensive for me send out a bag. Not only is the bag pricey, it means I can’t sell one to a client!
Jim will follow up with retailers and find out their thoughts. If they are interested they will most likely do a test. Perhaps only a few stores in their chain, etc. Once we have any solid orders I will certainly let all of you know.
In the meantime, we’re almost on the 30 day countdown to new bags. If you haven’t already be sure to sign up for the Wait List so you’ll know the moment they are available.