Hello everyone, what a relief it's Friday!
It has been a couple of days now since the magazines arrived at home and what a whirlwind it has been since then! Mum (chief PA) successfully managed to unload 87 boxes of magazines from the delivery lorry whilst I was enjoying a day out at Highclere Castle with Dengie.
We have been totally overwhelmed yet again by the response from you all. Seeing so many new orders come in has been really amazing. As we are still such a small business, every order counts. Not one goes unnoticed or unappreciated and I hope things will stay this way for a long time to come as we continue to grow.
I am planning to share a post all about my day out with Dengie over the weekend but I wanted to update you on all things ITC beforehand.
I always get super apprehensive during the wait for the magazines. It normally takes about a week for them to arrive, from the sending of the artwork to the delivery of the magazines. Now, this is in relative terms a really quick turnaround but for me, it feels like an eternity. They can't come soon enough.
What is the first thing we do once they arrive? You're think it would be a joyous moment. Well, rather than enjoy the fact they're finally here, we find ourselves frantically looking them over for any obvious mistakes. It really is a nerve-racking time.
A huge part of growing a business, I believe, is to learn from your mistakes. This time around
we have tried to be much more organised in terms of having all the subscription and
pre-order envelopes written beforehand so that we can get as many orders out as quickly as possible in the first 24 hours.
As promised, those who subscribed had theirs sent out first, a perk of being an ITC subscriber!
If you're interested in signing up for the year for a one off payment of £24.99, click here to find out more.
Seeing so many of you receiving your magazines is literally THE best feeling ever. I don't think it will ever get old. We have also had lots of lovely comments about our new front cover which I think might be my favourite yet! As always, this was expertly captured by Nick Rosendale at Events Through A Lens who I can whole-heartedly recommend. This is the full image:
Model: Toby Lee.
So what am I up to now?
It really is all hands on deck at home, wrapping, packing and sending out magazines. The orders have been flooding in which is great news! Seeing so many returning customers is really rewarding and also seeing those of you subscribing for the full year after receiving the magazine is even more of a buzz!
With the foreseeable future consisting of wrapping, packing and sending I better get back to work for now!
On a side note - we are really looking to grow the Facebook page so if any of you could like, share or tell your friends. The next few months are full of exciting prospects which I will of course share with you all in due course.
Until next time...
Lots of love,