Bonus Episode 8: You’re Not Target Amazon or Walmart. Or are you?

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There is a wintry chill in the air that whispers … “60% off”… can you hear it? Okay maybe if you’re in Australia it’s a warm breeze.

Either way, the season during which we can truly differentiate ourselves as handmade sellers is here. The holidays are a huge time for retailers of all sizes, but the way each behaves should often times be very different.

Big business can teach us a lot. They have invested more money and time into researching consumer behavior, so we can piggy back off them in some ways at some times. But not always. Remember they are operating with massive resources of time, money and person-power. You are likely a very small operation. Beyond the fact that you are different from these big box stores in terms of size,  you are also a sought-after experience. Do not forget this: people ENJOY shopping small for lots of different reasons. Don’t try so hard to be something you aren’t – you might lose track of what people love about you! (That’s a proverb waiting to happen right there.)

Today’s episode is for you if you’ve ever uttered these famous words at one point or another: “I’m not Target!” and threw your hands up all exasperated that people were treating you like you are. Nothing to be ashamed about, I think we have ALL been there a time or two.

In this episode I’m chatting about:

  • You’re NOT Target. Remember that?
  • But you can’t just say that
  • You have to act like it.
  • And you might not be acting like it.
  • How to overcome!

Listen now for some really good pre-holiday insights and reminders!

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Oh, hi! Welcome to The Merriweather Council. I’m Danielle and I am a maker in business and mentor to other makers in business. I teach you how to turn your crafty tendencies into profits!

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