I just read on facebook that Hoopnotica will be selling their travel hoops in 5000 CVS stores across the country. I know I should be happy for their success and that the hoop love will be spread to even more people, but as a hoop-crafter I can't help but be a little disappointed about this. I hate that I feel this way, but I have been working on starting my own Etsy shop to sell my hoops, and this is discouraging me a little. How do you guys feel about this?
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You should check this out, i feel like this thread really changed my perspective on selling.
I just started my business this past month and felt a little worried for a while but after reading this i know i needed to put it out my mind and just focus on what i'm doing and work on my plans for the future.
*this thread is also good for performers
as a new hooper i would love to be able to try different sized hoops without paying for shipping however the size I will stick with for a while, yeah i want it homemade, to look pretty & be more personalized. Hoops are be so diverse i think its beautiful however when your just starting it can overwhelming. I have spent so much dang thought into what I want my first real hoop to look like I haven't bought one yet. lol I was super gun ho about making one but there no where around me that I know of that sells materials. the hoop I'm using now was given to me and i was just thankful , now I'm beginning to be super picky lol
the one home depot had was really flexible it wasn't the right stuff. I read lowes is not carrying it anymore on hoppcity but they are opening a lowe's in covina so I'm going to try there.
I don't know how this will affect my business. I guess we'll just have to wait it out and see. I am wondering if this is why the store that carries my hoops has asked me not to restock... and they are below the threshold that I always restock at. (I don't know what CVS is).
At any rate, congrats to them! They must have worked hard to be able to be carried in stores. It takes a lot of red tape to do this. This could be great news for anyone that teaches.
I think Hoopnotica's distribution is going to be a huge plus for all the hoop makers out there.
Consider that after they learn on this hoop they're going to want something a little smaller, lighter and more personalized. The more people that buy the Hoopnotica Hoop, the more business it will bring to the private hoop makers. Start advertising your product! People will be looking around for other hoopers in their area and they will see the variety of sizes and colors out there.