Four words: Oh my goodness gracious.
Friday was amazing! Although it started off rough it quickly turned into one of the best days ever. I woke up bright and early to snow on the ground and ice on the roads, but we had planned a trip to start picking out our inventory, and we were determined.
Our first stop to build our inventory was Marshall Dry Goods Co Inc.
Marshall Dry Goods Co, Inc. manufactures fabric domestically and overseas so we will be able to offer both. The other nice thing about them is their location. They are located in Batesville, AR so we were able to go to their warehouse and gather a full understanding of their process.
I even made sure to ask if I could share pictures with all of you, so you could jump in this adventure with us. 🙂
We arrived, met our representative, and started walking. As we walked through their warehouse we were told prices, bundle prices, about the process and so much more. There were giggles, bug eyes, and many overwhelming moments. I felt like a kid in a candy store after spending a year on a diet.
I was easily overwhelmed!
We loaded cart after cart, desperately working to stick to our budget since this was only our first stop.
After our carts were loaded, business was done, and “thank yous” were said, we loaded our car.
We pointed our car towards Oklahoma and crossed our fingers for better roads on the trip home. Thankfully at least one lane was clear most of the way home. The next morning we met at the shop, and started another work day. We unloaded the fabric, I worked on the inventory and POS system, new LED lights were installed, and we even started cutting fabric. This is actually happening, y’all!
Today we are in Kentucky staying with my sisters and heading to another warehouse in Tennessee this morning. There will be more pictures coming soon.
For now, I’ll be sitting in the passenger seat inputting inventory on multiple devices-anything to get us open soon!
See you at the machine,