1 Year Anniversary of our Shop

Today we celebrate the 1 year anniversary of our kawaii shop modes4u.com!!! YAY! Exactly one year ago we launched our new kawaii shop and it has happened a lot since then. The start was slow, as it is hard for every new online shop to get visitors, and more importantly CUSTOMERS. We invested a lot of time and effort into making our shop more “Google-friendly” and did a lot of internal SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to bring our shop to the top search results in Google. It was a good decision as our shop is now listed very well for important keywords we have. Therefore, the number of visitors and customers grew steadily since the beginning and we are almost at the 200th order mark now. Another very good decision was to allow our wholesale customers to order directly online instead of ordering from catalogs. This way, our wholesale customers are able to see what items we have in stock right now and can make their bulk orders and get the items fast. I expect a lot from our cute shop for the 2nd year: A lot more visitors, customers and of course ORDERS.

To a great, successful and fun 2nd year!!!

Your modes4u-Team

SWIMMER stationery from Japan

We got new stationery from a brand called SWIMMER from Japan this week. The items are super cute and include memo pads, zipper bags, paper bags, pencils and ballpoints. The quality of the items is very good as the brand is a Japanese brand. They have lots of super cute kawaii designs with bears, squirrels, kitties, hearts, polka dots, cherries and many more. Here are some pics of our new products. Please click on the pic to go to the shop listing.

SWIMMER paper bag poodle

SWIMMER paper bag poodle

SWIMMER zipper bag cats

SWIMMER zipper bag cats

SWIMMER memo pad donut

SWIMMER memo pad donut

SWIMMER memo pad poodle

SWIMMER memo pad poodle

SWIMMER pencils

SWIMMER pencils

SWIMMER pencils

SWIMMER pencils

Visit from Alibaba

I got a visit from 2 representatives from Alibaba.com today. Alibaba is the biggest sourcing website for finding suppliers in China and Asia. Until now we had a free account there to promote our company and products to possible customers in Europe and USA. We get enquiries almost every day but having a free account has a big disadvantage: the number of products is limited to 50pcs only. A friend of mine got a Gold Membership last year but never activated it because of personal reasons and he offered me to take over his membership for free. That is a really generous offer because usually these memberships cost around 40,000 HKD (~ 4,000 EURO) per year.  I promised him to send him a cheque if we find a lot more customers with this new account. 😉 So the guys from Alibaba came to check out my office and verify the business address. I will get the new Gold Member account within the next few days and I will be able to upload and promote as many products I have. Keeping my fingers crossed to find more potential wholesale customers for my business.

New kawaii memo pads, envelopes, badges, notepads

This week we got tons of new stationery items for our shop. I added a lot of products to our shop but still lots of items haven’t been added yet. There are lots of super cute envelopes, memo pads, badges, notepads and more. The designs include Hello Kitty, Blythe, Love Bunny, monkeys, bears,… Have a look at our new items and click on the pics to go to the shop listing.

kawaii envelope

notepad

memo pad

memo pad

badge

badge

envelope

Post from Hello Kitty & MAC

Today I got post from MAC as I am a VIP customer and get invitations and new product introductions by mail. The envelope is a bright pink and included a very nice, glossy brochure which shows pics of the new MAC Hello Kitty products campaign. MAC will launch their Hello Kitty make up line on 12.3.2009 in Hong Kong. I see a lot of famous brands cooperate with Hello Kitty’s Sanrio and other cute brands nowadays. Kawaii cute items get more and more popular, not only in Japan but worldwide. Therefore I can see a very big potential in our super cute kawaii shop modes4u.

bright pink MAC envelope

bright pink MAC envelope

1st page of the glossy Hello Kitty brochure

1st page of the glossy Hello Kitty brochure

MAC model with black Hello Kitty

MAC model with black Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty make up by MAC

Hello Kitty make up by MAC

MAC model

MAC model

Super cute kawaii deco tapes

We got some really super cute deco tapes. There are designs with cherries, polka dots, kitties, bears, strawberries, birds, mushrooms and many many more. Have a look at the pics and click on the pics to go to my shop.

deco tape

pink strawberry bird deco tape

deco tape

kawaii mushroom rainbow deco tape

deco tape

kitty food deco tape

deco tape

cute pink heart deco tape

deco tape

kawaii pink cherry deco tape

deco tape

bunny cupcake deco tape set

deco tape

kawaii kitty mushroom deco tape set

deco tape

pink cute deco tape set

deco tape

cute bunny kawaii deco tape set

New kawaii clay items available now!

This week we got some new items we haven’t had before. We have now miniature clay items like fruits, flowers, animals, sweets, cakes, candy etc. They can be used for miniature craft-projects, miniature cakes, decorating cell phones, artificial nails, Nintendo, PSP etc. Please click on the pic to go directly to the product in our shop.

clay sticks

cute clay miniature fruit sticks

apple clay

cute apple slices made of clay

watermelon clay

kawaii miniature watermelon

lime clay

miniature clay lime slices

roses

mini roses for artificial nails

clay cake

miniature chocolate cake slices

gingerbread man clay

miniature gingerbread man

strawberry cake

purple minature cake

heart cookie

miniature cherry cookies

3rd Newspaper Report about me

Coincidentally I found out that my interview incl. my pic was printed in another newspaper this week. The name of the newspaper is “Vorarlberger Wirtschaft” and is an economy newspaper mainly talking about the Austrian economy. They used the same interview and wrote a new text about me. The article is about my university in Austria “Fachhochschule Vorarlberg” and they mention me in the report saying I am an “entrepreneur in Hong Kong managing her own business” and have a “successful international carreer“. Sounds really good to me 😉 I didn’t know that my interview is going to be printed in another newspaper but today my sis sent me an email telling me that her boss just gave her that newspaper and told her that her sis is in the paper. Otherwise I may have never found out about that. Thanks sis. Here is a link to the complete article (in German): Interview

interview economy newspaper

interview economy newspaper

Visit from an old customer

An old customer of us visited me today in my office. He is from Germany and wanted to see our current products. Last year in April he visited me for the first time, I wrote about it here. He was our first visitor visiting us at our new office. Today, he ordered some items we had in stock and we may be also helping him to make a new online shop and optimize it for Google. His current shop isn’t suitable for Google and Alan will be able to optimize it for him. Alan is really knowledgeable about Google Search Engine Optimization and a very skillfull programmer. Anyone interested in Search Engine Optimization SEO, please have a look at his website: SEO Expert

super cute bags from Pinkfoot

Today we got some really cute, kawaii bags from Pinkfoot in Korea. There are 2 different sizes and we got a few different designs including prints with bunnies, panda, bear, ducks, korean girl and many more. Here are some pics, please click on the pic to go directly to the product description in our shop.

pinkfoot kawaii bunny bear bag

pinkfoot kawaii bunny bear bag

pinkfoot kawaii bunny bag

pinkfoot kawaii bunny bag

pinkfoot pink bunny korea bag

pinkfoot pink bunny korea bag

pinkfoot red bunny bag

pinkfoot red bunny bag

pinkfoot kawaii panda bag

pinkfoot kawaii panda bag