2014 was an incredible year for our business! We cannot thank all of our customers and vendors enough for supporting LBE inc this year. As we came to a close the last couple months of 2014 it became clear that we were going to have to make some changes in order to keep up with the demand from our customers. This is exciting and scary all at once!
For the first time since opening shop we closed for several weeks during the holidays. I had some time to sit back and reflect on the incredible year we had and also have a clear idea of how I want our business to look and operate moving forward!
We have really catered to a lot of custom work in the past this is by far the most time consuming and tricky of all the work we create, it made sense to make those options more limited and have a set of products that we can keep stocked so that we can better manage all the influx of orders.
When I started making signs I had a crystal clear idea of the direction I wanted our shop to go. I have let go a lot of that as I have tried to keep up with what is “trendy” and meet the demands of our buyers. While I truly love all of your ideas and I love searching out and recreating what’s new and trendy. We are ready to branch out a little more this year and steer back to the original direction we had in mind when we started this business.
I have sifted through all of our shops items jotting down each item and the number of designs that sold etc. After looking at all of my notes I hand selected all of your favorite and most loved signs and started working on our new 2015 collection. This collection of work is a good mix of old and new. I have revised many old designs and added some new, near and dear to my heart quotes and lyrics. I have vowed to only list phrases that really speak to my heart and bare my soul a little more as we start this New Year.
We will now only offer a core color selection for each sign. This consists of a handpicked single selection of colors for each sign that is neutral and consistent with our love for vintage and rustic inspired home décor, while all of our other “fun” colors will still be available as custom options in our shop as well. By doing this we hope to be able to start keeping a stock of product for our customers eliminating long wait time and being able to gage the work ahead of time for ourselves as well.
We have also added two new custom options to our shop. You will now no longer need to go directly through me to set up a custom order. We will have a listing that will detail just how to order something custom without ever having to send me a message (unless of course you need too, we are always willing to help!). We now have a permanent answer to a question we get asked very frequently. “Can I get this design bigger/smaller” the answer is YES! We have done away with any size of sign that is not square; this makes our job simpler and also allows for all designs to be easily converted to a larger size also without the need for me to whip up a custom listing for you!
Moments a go I finished photographing what has become the 2015 collection. I have never been so proud of the products we will have listed in our shop. Our wood has been upgraded and frames are now standard to each sign to really make our work polished and one of a kind.
As we begin this year with these new changes I look forward to all the new customers we will work with & the relationships that will grow and from this platform. We truly commit to giving you heart felt products made by our hands and sent to your homes and shops! I hope this New Year finds each and every one of you in good health and in good spirits! Happy 2015!!
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