First Christmas

First Christmas

Posted: 01-Jan-2018

We made it through our first christmas season with ITEX and what a season it was. We completely 100% sold out of every item in the Ole' Trading Post of ITEX.

Bill and I had the idea to buy the Tiny House on ITEX and after traveling 600 miles and purchasing and pulling the tiny house to our property which is situated on the Original Oregon trail we began in October. Bill had to paint the tiny house for the winter season ahead and created a a porch and step for the tiny house. Then in October we began stocking the tiny house with over $50,000 of inventory contributed by us and all of our members. We had designer handbags and clothing in the store from Trendy's a 100% complete sale out of all inventory over $35,000 and we offered gift certificates from our members - 100% sale out of all gift certificates representing thousands of dollars of sales in gift certificates for massages, retail, facial care products, microblading, window washing, snow removal, christmas lights and gutter cleaning. Also manicures beauty services and many many pedicures. The store had everything imaginable to sell from tools to designer clothing to gourmet foods. Wow Darcy had the biggest sell out of all... over 200 gift baskets and hundreds or rum cakes. It was outstanding 100% sale out of every item. We shipped and taught our members how to ship and we all became very close as we had outstanding sales.  What a way to go into the New Year of 2018. We all worked long hours but met every deadline. I am impressed with all of the hard work displayed by every member in our Boise-Eagle ITEX..... Wow you guys are something else.  I am so grateful to have you as our members.I am grateful for our Trade Director Darlene Delong who made all of this happen.  Happy New Year!