Rumours of some absolute steals must have made their way through official channels up to the local police, who were at the Community Centre in Cranham today. Thankfully, though, they didn’t need to interview us and instead entertained the youngsters at Marlborough Preschool. Elsewhere, our World Book Day sale went well, with books galore flying … More Books, inflatables and a visit from the police
We have had a great week here at Swapseez HQ restocking the shelves for tomorrow’s event. In music, it’s a commonly-held belief that the second album is always a much trickier process to compile than the debut, which is often raw and full of emotion. Thankfully, for us at least, that analogy hasn’t translated to … More The second coming
With less than a week before World Book Day (check out #worldbookday on Twitter for more), we’ve been scouring the local area to ensure we have something for the shelves on Monday. And what’s more, your little ones’ thirst for the written word can be quenched at a bargain 50p for each of these amazing books. … More World Book Day bargains and more
It’s been a roller coaster couple of weeks. Two days after our exciting launch, we’ve had many new enquiries about buying and selling with us, and have also confirmed sales of some of our big items (so don’t wait if you’re after something big for a bargain!) While we were resting up on Sunday, many … More Preparing for the next event
After of months of planning, preparations and lots of discussions about our approach, it’s been a weight off our minds to have had such a successful start (thanks again for that!) In particular it was refreshing to have had both the support from the local community, especially the other mums, dads and grandparents from playgroups … More Onwards and upwards from here on in!
Thanks to everyone who came out to support us today – we think around 50 mums, dads, grandparents, and of course their little ones, came by and had a good browse as well, which was great. We’ve helped a few people pick up some bargains as well, with some big toys and some great clothes … More Launch day completed
With less than 12 hours before we get up to put final preparations into place for the first sales event (who are we kidding – our youngest will be waking us up, not the alarm clock!), it’s a good time to reflect on the steps that we’ve gone through to get here. Cue the music! … More The final countdown…
A short round-up of the week: Ironing, folding, pressing, sorting Packing, designing, printing, blogging Schmoozing, laminating, promoting, shopping Cleaning boxing, testing, playing (…’we didn’t start the fire…‘) Just a couple of days until launch now, so this weekend we’re going over the website and our items to make sure have everything documented or otherwise available … More Half term is over, now the work begins!
It’s no coincidence that on a lot of our marketing we’ve tried to incorporate a little jigsaw. There are so many little aspects to the operation we’re running that without one of them we’ll never be able to build the full picture. Following from a bit of a push towards generating media interest, we had … More Pieces falling into place
While taking the plunge to start an initiative such as this exciting and, at times, nerve-wracking, we’ve found the slightly less exhilarating aspects of it come to the fore the last couple of days. Sorting Part and parcel of ensuring that we provide a great experience for launch day (Monday 22 February at Cranham Community Centre, … More The less exciting side of a start-up