A company comes into the world in 2 ways: either from a passion or from a problem.e.
Tomorrow will mark the first anniversary of my online store www.francoislambert.one.
Yes, I had a passion for producing maple syrup, but above all I had one problem: I didn't know who to sell it to!re!
So I was accumulating..
Then, my coordinator said to me: why shouldn't we do an online store?e?
I told him it will never work! Well, I was mistaken. I am optimistic by nature, but realistic..
At first, we only offered syrup in gallons, then we added maple butter, then sugar. Then I wanted to give visibility to my other companies, Boostmi and Undz, as well as to my books, and that also worked.
Then entrepreneurs approached us to sell their products on the site and we created the discovery section. Another success!
Last June, we launched the maple box - which you can receive as a subscription or by the piece. Jen had ordered 1000 thinking I was going to be good for 3 years ... 6 months later, I just placed a new order for 5000 boxes!es!
The same goes for the dragon beard. I have just purchased a new machine and have just ordered my preprinted jars..
The quantity 30,000!!
At the rate things are going, I don't even know if it's going to be good for a year.
Cotton candy makes you smile, but maple candy floss - not with the maple flavor here at LÉRABLE! -, it takes champagne with thatc ça !
The role of an entrepreneur is to offer products that follow the trends and to tell you about them. Most of my package ideas come from customers..
For example, thethreesome, it is a customer who asked us for a gift wrap of 20 to give to his employees. We found it beautiful, so we put it on the site .... and boom! The quantity sold in a week more than 300!0!
For a year, the expedition was done from my house in Montreal, but it is no longer possible, because it is too big. So I'm going to do it from 2 places now.nt.
I haven't reinvented anything with maple products, there is nothing new about me, but the reason for the rapid growth is very simple: the customer first. When a customer places an order on my store, it's a real rush, we have to do it as quickly as possible in order to have it delivered as if it were at the counter.toir.
Some will say, it's easy for you François, you are known..
This is true for building trust, but it ends there if my products are not of high quality and the service is poor.e.
So today, I took the Boostmi trailer to bring delivery boxes to my farm to have the 2nd place to send your products.s.
Thank you for a wonderful year.