Thursday, April 26, 2012

Congratulations to our top sales rep Jennifer DeFatta who did such an amazing job this season!  Here is what she has to say..

Dear Shrimp & Grits Kids friends,

Thank you so much for all the kind words and encouragement!  I am truly humbled by the responses, because selling Shrimp & Grits Kids clothing is simply something I enjoy doing - I really have never viewed it as "work"!  I am continually surprised and pleased to turn in the trunk each season, since my goals have simply been to represent a good company with high-quality clothing that's as affordable as it is adorable :)  As you all know, Shrimp & Grits Kids fits the bill time and time again!  I always strive to sell more each season than I did the previous season, but that is primarily a function of my type-A personality, and not a "sales" mentality at all.

Several of you asked for my "tips" and wondered about my hostesses - I can honestly say that my hostesses deserve most of the credit for my success!  I have repped this clothing since Spring/Summer season 2009 and my "top two" hostesses from that season are still my "top two" hostesses consistently each season - they are amazing moms who are wonderful at promoting their parties and who LOVE earning free clothes :)  In addition, I have picked up "new" hostesses each season - usually a happy customer who also wants to earn free clothing too!  I also believe that the "market" here in Shreveport, LA contributes greatly to my sales - everyone I know loves to dress their children in classic children's clothing everyday for every occasion, boys & girls.  As a cousin of mine from a large metropolitan city in Texas recently commented - "I'm spending Easter weekend in the land of seersucker and little boys in lace"!!!  LOL.

I'm happy to talk to anyone individually on how I work each season, but I'm afraid my "tips" might disappoint - I just really enjoy promoting the line and seeing my customers/hostesses at their parties to see how their kids are growing up, etc.  And as my husband will tell you - I am very driven to earn the commission because I enjoy having my own exclusive "spending" money! It's how I can continue to fuel my obsession with adorable clothing for my 3 kids :)

Thank you Shrimp & Grits Kids for the beautiful bag - it is a fun surprise for something that I just really love to do everyday.  Best of luck to all my fellow reps as the Fall 2012 season approaches - your enthusiastic responses will help drive sales all over the country!

Jennifer DeFatta, sales rep
Shrimp & Grits Kids clothing

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A little preview..is it winter yet?

Hope you all had a great Easter!!  I bet everyone's little ones were dressed beautifully in their Shrimp and Grits Kids :)  We would love to see them- if you haven't posted on Facebook already, put up a picture of your son/daughter in their Easter outfits so we can see how cute they looked! 

Anyways, this Friday and Saturday we will be having the photoshoot for our Fall/Winter 2012 line! Can you believe it?!  It is only mid April and Megan is finished designing for this coming fall and winter already so you can keep your little girls and boys looking adorable all year long!  There are sooo many new colors and styles this year I can't wait to share with you!!  Wish us luck, it is going to be a long two days, but definitely worth it so we can get a wonderful catalog out so everyone can see the new line!

This is all I can share for now!
Even though this heat wave is amazing and I love spring and summer, seeing these precious fall and winter clothes makes me excited for cool weather!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Bunny fun :)

This past week I found myself dying Easter eggs with friends, helping out with an Easter egg hunt, and got a surprise package in the mail from the Easter bunny!!  All this fun makes me wish I was little again, running around searching for all the colorful eggs that were hidden around the yard and waking up to a big Easter basket filled with tasty treats :).  Sunday is right around the corner, does your little one have the perfect outfit for the big day??  I'm sure a lot of you do, but if you don't you can always stop by our store and grab something adorable for all of the festivities this weekend! 

Also, just to make sure everyone knows, the warehouse will be closed starting this afternoon (April 6th) and will re-open Tuesday April 17th.  Orders can be placed online/over the phone, but will not start shipping out until the 17th.  

                     HAPPY EASTER!!!!

PS- We will be having an online sample sale, giveaways and auctions on our "smocked overstocks" page on Facebook.  So if you haven't already, make sure to "like" the page for updates on all the great deals (and share with your friends too!).