Yes… Collecting Seashells is two today!
I cannot believe the wonderful journey we’ve been on since we started this business two years ago.
Our first year was an incredible learning curve for us and there were lots of highs and lows as we were still finding our feet, However, our second year has been an absolute joy form start to finish. We’ve launched some beautiful products, met some wonderful people and have a complete love for what we are doing…. Every day is different coming into work with all manner of things we have to do (It’s not just packaging parcels!) but every day is a pleasure and I have never been happier… that for me is a true measure of success and I couldn’t be prouder of what we have achieved in such a short space of time and you have all been a part of this journey too and I want to thank each and everyone one of you for being a part of our story and for letting us be a part of yours.
When I started Collecting Seashells I had a clear vision of our core values and I’m pleased to say that two years on we have stayed true to what we believe in and our vision for the company. I am especially proud of our dedication to our customer service which I believe is above and beyond what other companies are able to provide and will ensure that this remains our ethos no matter how much we grow.
We are honoured to be able to work with prestigious companies such as Gisela Graham, Widdop & Co, Richard Lang & Son and East of India to name a few, to bring to you the very best products for your home and we thank them for their help and support to us since we started.
In the last year we have been able to add some fantastic pieces to our range and we pride ourselves on having been able to bring a mix of wonderful products from our suppliers as well as gorgeous handmade items from smaller independent businesses which we have discovered which you wouldn’t necessarily be able to find anywhere else.
We have added a loyalty scheme especially for our customers to earn rewards every time they spend with us, a wonderful way of us being able to give back and show our appreciation to our loyal customers for choosing to shop with us and this had been well received by all and a great success.
We’ve also been nominated for some really cool awards too… Muddy Stilettos - Best Lifestyle Store and the South Coast Business Awards as Best New Business. It really was such a wonderful boost to be acknowledged for what we have achieved so far.
And we don’t stop…we’re constantly thinking of new ways to make our customer experience even better. Next to launch is our long awaited Vintage Collection and we will also soon be launching our very own online marketplace where our customers will be able to list their own preloved items for sale alongside the Collecting Seashells site. We’re also working on ideas for our very own branded range which is all very exciting.
So a lot has happened and a lot more in the pipeline…. We are so grateful to do a job we absolutely love and thank you once again for being part of our story.
Tilly & Katie