A couple things happened this week that made it seem that much more real with all this skateboard bid'niss building we're doing around here. We got our first order of retail inventory in and our first online registration dollar hit the account.
The Boardr has had some revenue from events here and there during the last half of 2013, but that was mainly the work for hire that we're used to as contractors with our friends in the industry. Today, our first payment from a true stranger, a brand new customer, just hit the account. We turned on registration for the Grind For Life Series today. It's a Florida contest series that we're helping out with, started by our friend and founder of Grind for Life, Mike Rogers.
You know how local businesses take the first dollar bill that came in and frame it behind the counter? We'll, if it were 1990, maybe we'd do that. But all our business is generally digital, so instead of that, we've got a screen grab of the Visa transaction that just went down. Woo! Thank you Mr. Eddie Castro for registering for the Lakeland Skatepark GFL Contest. We'll see you there! Who's going to be the first online order customer that I put on blast? Ha.
The second thing this week was this shipment of Girl, Chocolate, Indy, Mob, and more that just arrived on The Boardr porch. Wow, we're officially back in retail for real now. It's all little tiny baby steps like this. It won't be anything mindblowing when we open on February 1, just some basic hardgoods to get started, but we're taking plenty of baby steps and hopefully calculating them in the right direction. After a while of that, you turn around and realize your baby steps added up to leaps. Again, thanks for following along with us as we build The Boardr from the ground up. We'll have shoes and apparel in a couple months, hopefully. I miss the shoes!
This is the framed dollar that you'd hang in the window. It's our first ever legit income from a bonafide stranger and new customer. You won't be a stranger for long when we meet at the Lakeland Skatepark, Eddie. Thanks for coming to our skateboard shindig!Profile: Eddie Castro
It's been a long time since Bob and I handled inventory receiving, stocking, packing, shipping, and customer service at our last job where we also worked together. Today we just got our first shipment of product to get our online store opened up on Feb 1. We're beyond excited to be back in retail. The Boardr Store isn't going to be anything mindblowing huge at first, just basic hardgoods and some extras, but we're slowly going to grow it and soon get into shoes. I miss the shoes.Profile: Bob Freeman
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