Monday, April 25, 2011

fall production orders

I have been tirelessly working on the fall production orders for all of today and most of last week. There is so much detail that goes into a production order; quantities, care and main label placements/info, garment specs, fabric and trim details and size ratios OH MY~these babies require a lot of attention!
I have also been thinking a lot about what a successful business model would be for continuous growth in terms of ordering units. What's your opinion, should I order on the smaller side so that I'm confident it will sell through OR order more than last time with the hopes of growth?
...sort of feels like I'm gambling :)

and don't forget, the lovely Carrie from This Free Bird is giving away the "Amanda" dress!! The contest runs all this week, so stop on by her amazing blog and check it out.


  1. I think ordering small, making money and leaving people wanting more is better than debt....but go with your gut, it's ALWAYS been right up to this point! xo

  2. I'm with La Feem - would echo word for word what she said!

  3. That's what I have been leaning too, it's smarter.
    Thanks ladies!!

  4. I agree with La Feem, but then I also think that if you ordered more you would push yourself to sell more...?

  5. I took Entrepreneurial classes with my MBA and the consensus was to grow slowly and steadily to preserve your cash flow.

  6. I wish I had an answer for you, but I don't know much. I do like what Heather and Bianca are saying to you though...

  7. I just found you through Carrie's blog. So glad I did, I'm very interested in what I've heard about your blog, so I'm excited to follow!

    xx Kara
    Sprinkles in Springs

  8. I'm another proponent of starting slowly and ordering what you know you'll sell. That said, maybe just increase each season by a small percentage to push yourself to sell more.

    Hope all is well, darling! <3