Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Backpacks for brightly colored adventures (and a sale!)


Ahoy!
School is back in session! So, we made a new Yellow Backpack! And, for those of us whose school days are long gone...well, likely you've been working all summer...just like me...and you still need to carry a whole bunch of stuff from one place to another. The Backpack is great for that.  

Also, Monday is Labor Day and I want to take a quick moment to say thank you to the fantastic team who help me make all of our Moop bags.  Gena, Jessica and Drew are an amazing and intelligent group to work alongside.  It is immensely important to me that our product is made with not just the highest craft and quality materials, but that we stay committed to an ethical and sustainable process of production.  Our bags are great because of this.  Our bags will continue to be great because of this.  Producing things in house means I know my production team personally, (they are as much a part of what Moop is as I am), it means I know our products personally, we can respond to adjustments immediately, we can minimize our global carbon footprint and we can grow.  I'm looking forward to the coming years as we add more jobs to the Moop family...something we are able to do because of you.  So...THANK YOU!  

Hopefully you all get to take Monday off to spend as you wish.  And, in case you find yourself doing a little shopping, be sure to enter WORKDAYOFF for 10% off at moopshop.com.

Many, many thanks,

Wendy

Thursday, August 22, 2013

This is tomorrow!



We are getting really excited about our trunk show at Townhouse tomorrow!  Can't wait to see everyone there!  Event details here and directions are here: http://goo.gl/maps/sdY8m

Townhouse is located right below the collaborative working space, Beauty Shoppe and right next door to Zeke's Coffee, all of which are one block from the corner of Highland and Penn, if you're headed towards Target.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Revisions...


We just gave the Backpack a little update.  Checkout that new front pocket. swoon! 
You can find it here: 


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Friday, August 9, 2013

new tools...


There are a few new tools around these parts.  Jeremy is now the proud new owner of a Shop Bot. And, I am the proud new owner of a wood carved Moop sign.  I love new tools.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Quality of life improvements


This will be very boring to most all of you but, I am just so over the moon excited about our recent cloud based software integrations that I'm going to go ahead and bore you.  One of my most time consuming jobs each day has been to manually enter every customer order into our accounting/bookkeeping software.  In order for shipping to happen, I had to sit down and enter those orders so we could print shipping labels from that same software program.  This meant, on shipping days, I could be seen running all over the studio, pulling bags for our shipping manager, making straps for bags that needed them, entering orders into the database, creating shipping labels, snipping threads, keeping everyone else's production queues going, creating order slips for emailed orders, making adjustments to orders that changed their minds or had special instructions, cross referencing our main website orders (the bulk of our business) and our Etsy shop orders (a small portion of our business) with our bookkeeping database (where all orders live in our studio), making sure we had every bag that was ordered in stock and ready to ship, quickly trying to make any bags that were promised to ship but when pulled for shipment found they were not there and had to be made, etc. etc. etc.  It meant on shipping days, there was nothing else that could be done but shipping.  Very glamorous, I know.

Now, since we integrated amazing cloud programs like ShipStation and SoftCookies, all of those systems and databases talk to each other and automatically sync orders with our shipping carriers and our accounting software.  Which means I don't have to manually do all that data entry.  If you work with things like this on a daily basis then you can understand my joy and quality of life improvements that have just happened.  It took a long time to get these systems set up and working but, it was so worth it.  It turns out some of the nicest, most patient people in the world have worked to develop cloud based programs to help make running a business a little less stressful.   And, they'll work with teensy businesses like mine.  This frees up more time for cake and ice cream.  Which is basically mainly what we do here all day.



Oh, and also the photo above (which I took on my drive into the studio yesterday morning), that, too, has contributed to my overall quality of life.

Friday, August 2, 2013

The Paperback in six colors...plus, free shipping!

Hello and HAPPY FRIDAY!

We wanted to reintroduce you to The Paperback. Our number one selling bag. And, for good reason! It's compact, stylish, durable, water resistant and now it's available in six colors. There's no excuse not to carry one. Be sure to check out our newest color...orange!

Also, we're testing out a new shipping software.  I know, sounds like snore town, but really! It will be super helpful to us! So, help us test it out by placing an order this weekend.  For doing so, we'll give you free shipping to anywhere in the United States and Canada**. 

Simply enter the code: MAILMYMOOP upon checkout to receive the deal.


Have a great weekend!!

xxo,
Wendy


p.s. *** the code: MAILMYMOOP is only valid at moopshop.com.  Sale begins August 2, 2013 and ends August 5, 2013. Sale code is not valid with any other offer and may not be combined with additional sale codes.  The free shipping offer applies to UPS Ground service only (within the domestic US). Orders shipping to outlying US states, PO/APO/FPO boxes will ship USPS Priority Mail. Orders shipping to Canada will ship via USPS International First Class Mail. ***