Archive for January, 2018

New Year 2018, and marking 12 years in business!

Monday, January 15th, 2018

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year period.

In the lead-up to Christmas, Chiggs passed a milestone, as I celebrated 12 years in business!
The 15th of December 2005 was the day I took delivery of my very first print run of Baby Feed Wheels… just 1,500 at the time, 500 each of blue, pink and lemon (or ‘yellow’ as they were known then) 🙂

The High Street has changed dramatically since those days, my cards were very quickly stocked in a number of card shops and baby goods shops, and I’ve supplied an enormous number of different retailers over the last 12 years. The vast majority of these independent shops, however, are no longer in business.

It’s tough out there for small businesses like mine! Over the last few months, as I’ve fulfilled orders from my remaining stockists, and my stocks of the latest print run of Baby Feed Wheels have reduced, I’ve been considering the future of Chiggs.

 

I feel I’ve come too far to give up on my small business now! Yes, times are tough, but I’ve made a few changes, tried to reduce overheads as much as possible, and in October I took delivery of another print run of Baby Feed Wheels from our lovely, fellow family-run printing firm in Lancashire. Here’s to the next 12 years in business!