First YouTube Subscribers

We have a YouTube channel where we posted a few videos about our office, work and products so far. Today we got our first subscriber! I know that’s nothing really special but I thought it’s a good occassion to mention our YouTube channel here on our blog. Here is the link to our YouTube channel: modes4u YouTube channel We also uploaded a video we took in Tokyo, Japan. We plan to take more movies of our products and our work and upload them on our channel. Please let us know if you have any suggestions what kind of videos you would like to see!

First YouTube Subscribers 1

our YouTube channel

Expanding our warehouse space

We ordered some more shelves for our office so we can expand our warehouse space and stock more products. We totally ran out of space and had to get more shelves. I took some pictures to show how hard we worked today 😉

Expanding our warehouse space 1

the first few new shelves are standing

Expanding our warehouse space 2

we plan to expand our fabric section

Expanding our warehouse space 3

all Kutsuwa products (DIY clay sets) got their own shelves

Expanding our warehouse space 4

after we finished: the fabrics have more space now and we are ready to receive the next fabric orders 🙂

Expanding our warehouse space 5

more space for our Kokka fabric bolts

Expanding our warehouse space 6

part of our stock + the packing area

Expanding our warehouse space 7

me working on my desk (on the left side is Pui Chi, my sister-in-law who was making buttons in that moment)

New Category ‘New Products’

As we are getting so many new products every week, we decided to make a new category in our online shop called “New Products“. This category shows all products we got within the last 2 weeks and they are ordered by date. That means when you click into the category, the top item is the newest product we added to the shop. I hope this category helps our customers to get an overview of the latest products we have in our kawaii shop.

New Category 'New Products' 1

screenshot of our shop with the new category

2000th order

Today we got our 2,000th order in our online shop www.modes4u.com! Wow! We are so proud of that. Our 2,000th order goes to a customer in Bournemouth in the UK. I have been to Bournemouth a few years ago, it’s a cute little city at the Southern coast of the UK. We would like to say THANK YOU to all our customers who support us so much and are also so kind, friendly, funny, patient and more 🙂

2 years ago: 1st order in our shop

Today 2 years ago we got our first order in our shop! It seems such a long time ago and it’s hard to imagine that time now. We are at almost 2,000 orders now and we came so far since that day. I am very gratefull for the success of this business and we are very happy with our work. I enjoy my job every day and never feel any regret starting it. Our customers are great people who are very kind, friendly and also very patient when a package doesn’t arrive within days. Thank you soooo much for everything! We promise we will work very hard to make this business bigger and offer even more cute products to everyone around the world. Thank you!
Your modes4u-team (Sandra, Alan and Bonnie)

Our shop is going to be published in a book!

I just realised that I totally forgot to write about some great news: We are going to be published in a book! The French author of the book called “Greediness in dough polymer” (that’s her translation from French, I am sure there is something wrong with it haha), contacted me and said she would like to publish some of our product pictures and our shop name in her book. The book is about polymer clay and what you can do with it. Here is a link to the publisher’s website: EPLibrairie and here you can have a look at the author’s own blog: Atelier Cup of Tea. As you can see on her blog, she uses our animated polymer clay banner. Her name is Valerie Beulet. We will get our own book copy once the book is published. I will definitely post pictures of it on this blog as soon as we get it. 🙂

New animated clay banner

We made a new animated Polymer Clay Banner for our shop. If you like, you can copy this banner and use it on your blogs/websites etc. We also have an animated Kokka fabric banner, which can be downloaded here: Kokka banner (right click and save image) Feel free to comment below and tell us where you show our banner. Thanks!

New animated clay banner

2nd Shop Anniversary

Today our shop is 2 years old! We opened our kawaii shop modes4u.com on 20th March 2008 and we have come very far since then. Our shop is successully operating to employ 3 people fulltime and keep us busy. We have lots of plans for the 3rd year of our shop including lots of new products, a new shop template, more functions in the shop and a lot more. Happy Birthday modes4u!

New Business Cards arrived

Today we finally received our new business cards. We were bored with our old business cards and designs new ones. The background pictures used are Japanese fabric patterns by Kokka. We will add to every order one of those super cute cards. I hope everyone likes the new business card.

New Business Cards arrived 1

business card front

New Business Cards arrived 2

business card back

New Etsy Tool

A few days ago I wrote that Alan wrote a Dawanda tool for us. Now, he also completed a product adding tool for our Etsy shop. The functionality is exactly the same as the Dawanda tool, just adapted to the Etsy settings. Here is a link to our Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/modes4u


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