Yesterday was great! I received a nice email from a very happy member/customer.
She's is probably http://www.mykidsregistry.com/ biggest fan. Her daughter's birthday is coming up and she used used our einvite function to invite party guests, she created a wish list and ordered her party supplies through http://www.birthdayinabox.com/. She saved a tree and saved gas & time by ordering party supplies. Sharing her daughters wishes through a wish list was just an added bonus.
This is what she had to say:
I just wanted you to know I purchased J's party favors at Birthday in a Box. They Rock! Not only did I find exactly what I was looking for, the box came on time, and even had a personalized note that wished J a happy birthday. Instant customer for life. Thanks for recommending them. LoriP :)
I was so excited to receive the email that I emailed birthday in a box to tell them how happy they made one of my members.
I have friends and believe it or not that DO NOT use http://www.mykidsregistry.com/. Either they are still into paper invites, need to see things in person, or feel awkward sharing a wish list. I know it's not for everyone but I have realized that once a person uses the website they convert pretty quickly. They realize how easy it is and a wish list is NOT a MANDATE but rather a guide to make shopping easier for guests and ultimately the parent.
I created a wish list for my son for his birthday. My son is aware of a "wish list" and he is also aware of the fact that it is a "wish" sometimes it can come true and some times it doesn't. I talked to him at length what a wish list is and then we created it together. He actually loved the surfing aspect of web shopping. He was intrigued and in awe! It was hysterical.
I also talk to my son about the most important and best gift he could receive on his birthday: Family and Friends! The ones that come to celebrate with him because with out that, a party is not much fun. Their presence will last and the few minutes of fun, from a toy fades with in time. My son is a listener(WHEW...thank heavens for that) and he is a sponge, he may not understand 100% but he gets it enough not to whine or complain. Yeah...sure, he does get upset/whine once in a while because he is a 4 yr old kid and that's what kids do and if he didn't I would be worried.
It's emails like LoriP's that make mompreneurship great! It felt great to know someone was happy.
Now back to mommy land...Ms. O' Hara wails....