Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Talking to Powell's this Weekend!

So, on Sunday, I have an appointment with the person in charge of purchasing cards for Powell's! Powell's, if you're not from Portland, is the largest bookstore west of the Mississippi. It is truly an amazing place to visit, with the main store taking up an entire city block.

Anyway, it is certainly the coolest bookstore in our area, if not, perhaps, the universe.

Since making the appointment (with the help of an old high school buddy who now manages the magazines there), I've been a little stressed about preparing my cards for retail sale. They, of course, need to be packaged in plastic to protect them, but they sometimes also need a little explanation so that people know how they work.

Above are two solutions I've worked out. The pig card slips into a clever plastic sleeve that opens up and will allow the shopper to open the card up and see the pop-up pig. A round sticker on the front lets the viewer know that a winged pig pops up inside (otherwise the outside looks so bland).

The Sailboat Three Reasons card is more enticing on the outside, but it requires a little explanation. If a person picked it up out of curiousity and then wondered what happens if you turn the wheel, the slip of paper on the back will tell you.

Hope this satisfies my Powell's buyer!


Laura Bray said...

Congrats! I know Powell's-you totally rock! I am so proud of you for putting yourself out there and going outside of your comfort zone. Only good things can come your way! Let me know how the appt. goes!

Jessica Eiden Smedley said...

How I miss Powells :(

Good luck, Molly - this is exciting news.

Adorebynat said...

Oh good for you for branching out outside Etsy. Wish you all the best! I need to do more wholesale as well.

Molly said...

Thanks for the encouragement! You guys are awesome (and I'll let you know after the meeting, which is Sunday afternoons)!