Happy New Year to you all. New Years Eve was not bad this year and consisted of about 8 jobs in total. Not the busiest I have ever had but considering the climate not bad. All the work was spread amongst Bars, Restaurants and Social Clubs but no hotels this year which is a first for many years. All of the clients returned from last year and mainly consisted of pre-inflated balloon deliveries, custom-made party bags, exploders, air bursts and star cloth hire and lucky for me my last job was local at about 6.30pm and it was then of home for a family party. What surprised me about this years was every order was placed within 3 days of Christmas and then added to a few days before New Years Eve and all of them ordered manual confetti cannons. I think we sold about 50 large cannons in all with some bars taking at lease 10 and these where add-ons, good job we keep them in stock 24/7.
We have returned to work today with a very healthy work load including 2 foil balloon print orders totaling over 1800 foils with a double side print and that coupled with a full board of latex print orders should see us kept busy untill mid January.
Moving on the new website is looking good and should be viewable in the next 6 – 8 weeks. I’ve looked around the web and not come across anything close, I’m not saying that there is nothing out there like this new site but if there is then it hiding in a dark corner somewhere. We are also adding an online shop to the existing website which will be covering balloons, disposable cylinders, party products, banners, weights and ribbons, so its full steam ahead for 2011.
PS. Note to self. Re-order more confettie cannons