Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Two Women, a Website and now 6 boys.........

..........nearly 3 months on KiddieBase Story continues 

In October we wrote about our journey so far and how we got to our launch date back in September.  Since then we have had a packed full few months – not least welcoming the 6th boy into our working world!

The first of our adventures began at the Baby Show at the end of October – we went armed to the show with a selection of amazing prize give aways that had been donated by some of our stores.  We just couldn’t believe how generous the stores were and the products they sent – simply stunning – from this work of art from the amazing PiddleyPix ;)
To this gorgeous tutu – one of which I have ordered for a friends little girl – having 6 boys between us doesn’t allow for buying such gorgeous items for ourselves!
The show was fantastic and we got to collect a great number of new subscribers and were able to spread the word about KiddieBase to strangers who totally loved the idea of a dedicated website that brings together stores that are from the bump to 12 year old range – many of which are being run by mumpreneurs themselves.

We have been in many magazines in the last few months including a supplement in the Guardian as well as writing guest blog posts for some of the wonderful people and stores we have met through starting this business – you can find all the articles here including some testimonials from shoppers.

The next exciting stage was going into London to have our first – hopefully of many more ;) interviews by Michael Wilson and then having the camera crews here at home – it is for a business blog and related programme  for SMB’s (small and medium-sized businesses)  and their usage of technology and will be shown on Youtube amongst other places.  It was a fantastic opportunity for a new business just starting out and one we are very proud of being part of - showing how using technology along with the power of social media these days, enables you to run a business and still be a mother and be there for your children – although from a vain point of view I will now be going to get my fringe cut back in!!!

We have learnt a great deal over the last few months regarding the site, the functionality, navigation, purchase process, the look and feel and a great deal has come from having a wonderful relationship with our stores and listening to them and their great feedback.  We are actively looking for new stores and know that our success is nothing without the quality products we have on today and that are continually being added.    

Kiddiebase have just welcomed our 100th retailer on board and we have over 2000 products and many sales – we are growing every day and are just loving seeing the amazing range of stores and products that are coming on board on a daily basis. 

Thanks to PiddleyPix for allowing our story to be continued on their Blog, and we look forward to the next 3 months!!!

We would also like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and here’s to a prosperous New Year!

Warm regards
Karen & Antonia X

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