Sunday, March 22, 2009

I think they're beginning to recognize me at the post office...

The Marlowe Co. has had a great week. I went to the post office to mail orders four out of the five weekdays, and I'm almost out of moustache pendants (never fear: we will restock). And just yesterday, four pendants that had been waiting patiently almost since the shop opened got some love from a gentleman in New Jersey.

Note: That is the first order from a male. (Being still somewhat new to this, little firsts like that still tickle me. Yes, I am a dork.)

I'm still trying to discern what is responsible for this new flurry of activity. I felt fortunate to have an order a week up until a week ago. Having the Pi pendant featured in two treasuries back-to-back might have something to do with it, but I don't know if that accounts for the sustaining flow. Have we just hit a watershed that all successful shops reach at some point? Have I just jinxed us by using the word "successful"?

Whatever the explanation, I'm glad for the results and will be even happier if it proves not to be a fluke.


  1. This is so awesome to hear! Congrats on your success and I wish you much more in the future!

  2. Thanks, sweets. Your support has been a great encouragement to me.

  3. I love that pi pendant. I'm trying to remember where I saw you recently. It may have been a treasury... but I just can't remember. Anyways, congrats. It's a great feeling I'm sure. I guess you could always check where people are coming from using google analytics:)

  4. Thanks very much! The pi is one of my favorites of our pendants. The pictures don't do it justice.

    I tried to pinpoint the surge with Google Analytics, but still didn't find any locus for the burst. There was an overall increase in visits since we made the front page in early February. Maybe it just took a while for that to translate to sales? Hmm.

    By the way, just took a look at your work, and it's great.

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  6. Thanks, Celeste. Those necklaces are lovely.