Monday, March 29, 2010

Big changes are coming!

I have been very blessed with overwhelming success with my business in my first year. As you all know my wait time has been getting longer and longer. I've hired help, but I need to get on top of my orders quick. I've decided that as of the end of the month I will stop taking custom diaper orders for a few months. I will still have a few ready made items on the site that will be available when I get time to make them.

During this time I will work very hard to get all my orders out and then stock up on a full selection of ready made diapers. When I open back up for orders in about 3 months, I will then limit the number of orders that can be placed each week so that you don't have to wait as long to get your order. I plan on switching the way I operate when I come back too. I will have more ready made diapers available all the time, so there won't be a wait for orders. I have also decided to scale down a bit and only offer one size fits all diapers. This will simplify the process greatly and reduce the time it takes to make diapers. I will still offer newborn size diapers in the custom section and ready made section since the one size diaper fits 10-40 pounds approximately.

I will still offer custom diapers with cute prints but I will only offer the top 20 boy and girls prints. In the custom section you can still choose your cute outer print along with snaps or velcro for the closure type. For the ready made section I will start a line of solid color PUL diapers and a few cute prints that will only be available in the ready made section.

My goal by doing this is to provide better service while keeping prices down. I will be able to offer my new one size diaper at a lower cost that what it is now.

Orders will still be taken until the end of March, at that point I will stop accepting new orders. I hope that you all understand my decision to do this is to make Cutiepoops the best it can be for you and for my family.

I will still be having the freebie of the month giveaway during this time so check the blog or facebook page to see when those giveaways are going on. I will still be available for questions during this time as well.

Thank you again for all of your support and I'll see you all in July.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Freebie of the month

And the winner of the No Frills one size diaper is ..........Amanda Burns . She was the first person to enter the contest.. I used to select the winner. Congrats, your diaper will be out in the mail tomorrow.

For everyone else that didn't win, try again next month when I have the next freebie. I don't know what it will be yet, but it's free so who really cares right?

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I've decided to have a freebie of the month. To start things off I'll be offering a free No Frills one size diaper. All you have to do to enter the contest is leave a comment here on the blog and follow my blog. The contest will run through the weekend and on Monday morning I'll randomly select the winner. Good luck everyone!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

What's new at cutiepoops?

Cutiepoops has been growing by leaps and bounds lately. I've had a hard time keeping up with my orders, especially since my entire household came down with a nasty stomach bug that lasted for 5 weeks. In order to help get caught up with the growing demand for Cutiepoops I've hired my first employee this week. A friend of mine in my neighborhood named Windy has stepped up and offered her master sewing skills. She's doing a fantastic job. Windy also runs her own WAHM shop called LeBug Baby. She makes custom car seat covers and baby carrier covers. She's very talented.

In order to cover the cost of an employee I had to adjust my prices a bit. Instead of offering discounts for ordering more diapers I had to settle on one price per diaper regardless of how many are ordered. This way I didn't have to raise my diaper price. It's staying at $11.95 per diaper. I did however need to raise the price of the one size diaper to $16.95, that's a $1 increase. The one size diapers are now being sold per diaper too. The pull-ups, no frills and newborn diapers were also raised by $1 per diaper.

I will always strive to offer my diapers at affordable prices. I know that times are hard and cloth diapers are expensive (at first). I started cloth diapering my babies to save money and I haven't forgotten that is why many of you are cloth diapering as well.

I have appreciated the overwhelming support I have gotten from all you mama's over my first year in business. I feel very fortunate to have found something that I love to do that allows me to be at home with my kids while helping to support my family. Thank you!