Today we lost a day of work since both of us slept in. If we dont leave for some of these flea markets by 4:45 we won’t get a spot. Especially now that the weather is getting nicer we are going to have to wake up earlier and earlier to make sure we can have a spot reserved. As vendors we prefer to not tie ourselves down to just one flea market so we are open to going most anywhere in Jersey to sell our items.
Not going to a flea market can be a good thing and a bad thing. Yes we lose the chance to sell a big ticket item, but we are not taking the gamble that comes with these markets. There are days we end up losing money with food and gas so taking a break can actually be better for business. It also means we have time to work on the Ruby Lane site. Which can pay off in the long run.
It’s this constant influx of emails and offers then waiting for payment. Once payment is confirmed we do the shipping ourselves. We buy shipping boxes, tons of bubble wrap and then we also had to buy jewelry boxes to put the things in so people stuff would look nice when it arrived. Every day it feels like there is at least one oder that needs to be worked on in some way or another. Running an online store is quite the adventure. You are always on call, waiting to hear that special ringtone you made for your business email.