Flashback - One year ago
30.04.2018 - After 5 months of preparing and setting up, hundreds of hours of work and countless late nights - I still remember it like it was yesterday. I couldn’t sleep the night before! I was both excited and nervous for what may or may not happen on our first day. Can you believe that we received an unbelievable 36 orders on our opening day? We just couldn’t believe it.
We moved to Australia in December 2017 and lived in a granny flat behind my brother-in-law‘s house that was about 30m2. There was a combined bed and living room, a tiny bathroom and most importantly a corner with an old desk as a packing bench as well as a couple of shelves for stock. My wife Thuy was pregnant with Klara, I couldn’t pack orders at night because Oskar was sleeping in the same room and stock started to close in on us as the days went on. We needed more space for our family as well as Oskar’s Wooden Ark and so we rented our first house together in Australia. Want to read our whole story? (click)
Today, one year later a few things might have changed for the better but we still have a lot of things that need to be ironed out. Thuy does a fantastic job looking after the kids so I can run the business but we again have reached our capacity in terms of time and space. To be able to keep our customer service at the level it is, it‘s time for us to grow again. We are about to hire our first employee and also just signed a lease for our first warehouse. The journey has only just begun!
Let's celebrate together:
Today we just want to say THANK YOU for your support in our family business over the last 12 months. It’s been incredible to see how supportive you all have been. We will not stop giving 110% every day. Period.
We have two busy weeks ahead of us with lots of restocks happening:
Grapat, Debresk, Grimm's, From Jennifer and our long awaited Flockmen launch.
We have decided to GIVE AWAY eleven of our Grimm’s Rainbows, one of each variant, the whole range, collectively worth nearly 1000 AUD to eleven very lucky customers over the next eleven days! To be in the running, all you need to do is place an order with us within the next eleven days starting on Tuesday 30th April, last day to be the Friday 10th of May. Each of the eleven days, we will randomly select one order number, who will each receive one randomly chosen Grimm's Rainbow.
Once again, Thank you so much for giving us the chance to make Oskar's Wooden Ark your favorite toy store in Australia.
Simon with Thuy, Oskar & Klara.