Friday, April 24, 2015

breaking down brick walls


I have been trying to create new wood products for different retail companies but the answers are not always what i expect.  I might take a look at a companies website and think, "OK this is their style, i will create this."  And i try to find, create, and ultimately ask my dad to build a certain item.  Then you take photos and do "show and tell" and the response is not usually what you expect. 

Sometimes its, "great! just what i was looking for." 
And other times its, "that will not work for our line." 
And even other times its no response at all and you feel like you're talking to a brick wall.

Now, lucky for me i get to talk to my two little brick walls all day every day and they live with me too, so i don't really feel like having to deal with the brick wall people in the professional world.  But these people are alive and well and they're a big group of people on the Internet, living somewhere in the world. 
They're people who don't really know who i am and they just delete my email.
(How could they)!!??
Or they might just not like my product and they delete my email. 
(Still not cool).
Or my most favorite, "it costs too much, it won't sell!" 
(you mean it won't sell because you take my price and quadruple it)!!

I am manufacturing wood products in Lodi, California, (not the smartest move i have ever made), I'm not manufacturing in China people! 

So after someone finally talks to you and likes your product you get to....... (my first favorite part)!!

Wait..........to get the product approved
 
And you Wait some more........to get the price negotiated
 
And you Wait even more..........to get the order (my second favorite part)!

And you Wait some more.....................to get paid

All the while you try to get another vendor to like a new product and you start all over again. 

breaking down brick walls - one wood product at a time,
your custom cabinet girl