Posts Tagged ‘New Year’

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!

Busy, Busy!

Monday, August 18th, 2014

August has been very busy here at Chiggs- maybe all our stockists are getting their orders in to prepare for those September babies- (there is usually a baby boom 9 months after Christmas/New Year!).

We have sent more Chiggs Baby Wheels out to Angel Wholesale, the one stop shop for nappy cake, baby shower and baby basket supplies. If you head to section ‘nappy cakes’ and then ‘embellishments’ you can find each of the Baby Feed Wheels and the Baby Medicine Wheel. All Chiggs Baby Wheels are available in single quantities from Angel Wholesale, with savings to be made buying them in larger quantities.

Baby Feed Wheels have winged (wheeled?) their way to Maternal Instincts online maternity and breastfeeding boutique, Baby BoBo nappy cakes in Louth, Lincolnshire, and a variety of eBay shops, Mini AcornsClick and Buy gifts and Smartieprints.

It’s always a pleasure to visit one of our local stockists, Magpie Greetings here in Harrogate, and we dropped of a reorder of Baby Feed Wheels and Get Well Wheels this afternoon (and bought a lovely card while we were there- I never leave empty handed!)

Babies Babies baby shower specialists are another business who have restocked with Baby Feed Wheels this month. All our stockists sell Baby Feed Wheels, but not all sell the full range, so if there is a Chiggs Wheel you can’t find at your favourite independent retailer or online retailer, have a browse through the Chiggs shop

If you run a business and would also like to sell Chiggs Wheels, do have a look at our Trade and Wholesale page, and either fill in the trade enquiry form or send us an email for more information. We would be delighted to hear from you!

New Year, new business?

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Here at Chiggs we’ve been around for a while now (some may say it shows!) and we find that the New Year leads to an increase in the number of enquiries we receive about our products.

Baby feeding product

The majority of our business is supplying our baby feeding products, medicine timers and greeting cards to a variety of retailers- we have some information about our trade and wholesale terms on the (you guessed it!) ‘Trade and Wholesale‘ page on the Chiggs website. All but the trade price is detailed there, and interested parties are invited to fill in the trade enquiry form to send us a message. We will, in turn, reply with not only the trade price, but a lovely email with pictures and everything.

Many people must make a  New Year Resolution to start their own business, or even just to find new products for a business they are already running, as we always see a spike in trade requests in January. And with this in mind, we are delighted to announce that we have a grand total of not one, not two, but three new stockists this month!

Medicine Timers

Medicine Timers

In the last few days we have sent out orders to Oh Nappy Days (what a great name!) who make some incredible crib and even motorcycle shaped nappy cakes;  Clickandbuygifts, a onestop online gift shop, and Little Tiddlywinks ltd whose fabulous tiered nappy cakes are works of art. We are delighted that these lovely businesses have chosen to add Chiggs Wheels to their product ranges!

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Long time no blog! As regular readers of this blog will know (hello Mum!) Christmas is a very busy time for the Chiggs family, as we also celebrate a birthday – Holly, our incredibly helpful ‘office junior’ (aka my wonderful daughter) was 9 years old on Christmas Day. A double celebration! And also the reason for the silence on the blog post front, you can imagine how busy we have been as a family, and Chiggs also had a great month sales-wise.

I’d like to wish a very happy and healthy New Year to everyone, and a very very big thank you to our customers, to friends and to family, and to our wonderful Chiggs Wheels stockists– a myriad of amazing and inspirational people running an incredibly diverse range of businesses- who have helped make 2011 a fantastic year for Chiggs.