Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I would love your opinion on floss!!!!

So here I go......I always wonder if this will bite me on the butt......

Do you all know why I sell my floss for $2 for 20 yards? Or my new line with the price increase for $2.45 for 20 yards? Simply to save stitchers money. Money I could be putting in my pocket if I sold 5 yards for $2.75 like the other shops do. But I won't.

I started selling floss to offer a quality product at an affordable price. I get criticized from shop owners who have asked to carry my floss....if I will quit selling wholesale to the public. And right now my pricing is below wholesale.

Am I mad? Yes. A shop owner told me that I will never get anywhere selling direct to all of you and not sell in shops.
And that I will be known for cheap floss with my cheap prices.
WRONG. I offer a quality product and I am just not greedy. Plain and simple. Could I open a small factory and employ people to do a larger floss business? Yes. I have a retail building sitting empty after we decided to close a pet shop. Do I want a larger floss business? No.
I love the stitchers I have met all along this journey and I have made many new friends. All over the world. I love to share my designs, my floss, and most of all, my time with the friends I have made. I like to call it quality of life. I know they appreciate the great prices I give them and we always have fun with all of my give-aways.

So I want you to know I will continue to sell wholesale to all of you. Simply to save you money. To give you quality floss at an affordable price.

So now that my rant is over....I will get back to floss! New colors....coming soon....new gift boxes, new floss sets and new give-aways!

                    Love,
                        The Floss Fairy

77 comments:

  1. Miss Floss Fairy you are the best, most generous Fairy! I love your floss and have it in my cart to order. Thank you for doing what you do.

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  2. You are indeed the best floss fairy there is nancy. Keep doing what you are doing as long as you are happy, because that is what counts ;-)

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  3. Love it! Miss Floss Fairy!! As stated above ^^ you are the most generous kind hearted person in Fairy land; that's what keeps your customers coming back for your beautiful floss!

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  4. Thank you, thank you for being such a generous and loving person. Your floss, designs and finishing supplies are all simply fabulous, and we appreciate all that you do to provide such quality products and service in a world that is normally all about money! You are one of a kind!! Thanks again.

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    1. Thank YOU for such a nice comment....from the heart.

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  5. Your floss is wonderful! I'd rather use it than DMC any day. I appreciate all you do, and your prices. If I did cross stitch, I'd definitely be buying your designs. Thank you for your attitude. Money is NOT everything, no matter who tries to say it is!

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  6. Thank you Susan. And I have a lot that money cannot buy.

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  7. I have not tried your floss yet, but it makes me happy to hear how generous you are. And what a hard worker you are each week. I hope you will be able to stitch and make floss for many years to come. I'm glad I found your site a couple months ago.

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    1. And I am glad you found your way here! It's meeting new friends, sharing with others and showing you care that matters most. Life's treasures!

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  8. I'm not certain what led you to this post, but your generous spirit has lit my fire....to support and spread the word of your shop.
    xxx

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    1. Thank you very much. Obviously someone hurt my feelings and I was very offended. I wanted everyone to know why I sell wholesale to the public and I figured a few new followers have not heard this rant before! LOL

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  9. And this is why you are so special. You are a gem Nancy. Your generous spirit should be celebrated not critiqued. Sending you warm hugs and now I'm off to supply my Victorian Motto floss addiction :)

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    1. Thank you so very much for your kind words.

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  10. Just keep up the good work and let the nay-sayers say.

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  11. And this is why you are so special. You are a gem Nancy. Your generous spirit should be celebrated not critiqued. Sending you warm hugs and now I'm off to supply my Victorian Motto floss addiction :)

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  12. You are a very special person.
    Thank you for your work and for your big generosity. Ciao Giovanna

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  13. Let me be counted among those who appreciate your generosity and helping us save money! I thank you, my wallet thanks you and my husband thanks you, Lol!

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  14. Nancy, this country was built on free enterprise. And it saved American people a lot of money because they had the freedom to sell and purchase from who ever they wanted to. The only people who will complain...and oh boy they will, are the people who want everyone to price stuff the same so they won't look bad. They can ask what they want and we can buy from them if we want but you too can ask what you want and we have the choice to buy from you if we want to. That's the great thing about being an American. That exact freedom. Your floss is fabulous and everyone who uses it agrees. Just beautiful colors and so soft...and at a GREAT price. You go girl and haters are going to hate. You just smile and think of you fan club. We are huge! Krissy B.

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    1. Thank you Krissy for saying so much......about a touchy subject. And I am so glad to hear you gals say you like the floss. I work very hard to put out a quality product for stitching.

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  15. Thank you "floss fairy" aka Nancy. Thank you so much for selling your beautiful floss as you do! I haven't ordered yet, and haven't been stitching lately but hope to order your new colors soon. As you know, cross stitching isn't a cheap hobby, so we all appreciate you helping us out!

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    1. Yes I do try to help. It is a tough economy for many people. Thank you for the kind words.

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  16. You have all been so generous with your kind words. One of the mottoes that hangs above my desk is "Kind Words can never die"

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  17. Oh YAY!! I have a Merry Floss Fairy! Many blessings upon your head and heart for your attitude toward selling. You are indeed a rare bird...and I tell you this, I'm shopping today as a new customer. I can't believe I have a Floss Fairy...don't wake me up. HA!! But seriously, thank you!!

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    1. Merry Floss Fairy......I love it!

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  18. Beautifully said. They are so wrong. Your threads are gorgeous.

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  19. Dear Floss Fairy,
    I have long loved your floss. Now I can love your generosity and kindness as well. Many thanks.

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    1. Thank you Mary....you kind-hearted gals have brought tears to my eyes today. Happy tears.

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  20. Others have said it all so well. Your business, your choice. Love your products & admire your principles.

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  21. Dear Nancy aka Floss Fairy...your threads are luscious to stitch with as are your fabrics to stitch on. Your kindness and generosity is deeply appreciated by many. I, for one, am looking forward to your new line of floss.

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  22. I think that when you, yourself are a stitcher, you are more aware of the aesthetic and beautiful side of the art, and your desire is to promote that beauty.... rather than to only be concerned with the business 'make a buck' side. we are the fortunate recipients of your awareness and love of the art. thank you!

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    1. wow......thank you so much. I am so fortunate/blessed to know so many caring people.

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  23. You are such a kind and wonderful person .
    I had a friend who brought me a box of your threads a couple of years ago I love them and I am still using them.
    When I buy the shop ones I am always running out !
    We all appreciated what you do for all your stitching fans .
    Thank you Nancy for all you do , you are a lady with one big heart .

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  24. Hi Nancy
    I used to sell my work...both stitched and beaded. I always got flack because I priced lower that others. They said when the public saw my price they would think my work was not quality. Or that I was basically making others look overpriced. Or that I must not think my work was quality.

    Well, I was happy with my sales and profit. I was happy that buyers found my work affordable AND of a good quality. I say if you are happy, your customers are happy. I inherited SO MUCH floss that I have not had the need to purchase more, but when I do, your shop is at the top of my list. I thank Terri Rose for introducing me to your blog.
    xx, Carol

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    1. Thank you very much Carol. I am happy with my business and I am glad to hear it makes others happy. I simply want to offer affordable over dyed floss. We all need stash! lol

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    1. You are right Nancy, it is not all about money, i am very happy with the box i purchased from you, it works beautifully, Joke

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  26. I am such a fan of your threads that I have more of your threads than I do Weeks, Crescent, and Sampler threads combined! I have an app on my phone for the threads so that I know what I have when I need to get new colors for a project. In your spare time, can you design a Victorian Motto app?! Ha! I'm excited that you have new threads and also the DMC conversion listed on the card. I've been on the receiving end of your generous giveaways and am so appreciative. You just have to do what works for you and clearly you have found your niche with your home based business. That's what it's all about! :-)

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    1. Thank you Sherri...you have been a customer for a long time and I appreciate it. Yes.......I have found my niche and am very happy with what I do!

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  27. don't change any things Nancy!
    You are so kind and you're so inventive in your creations!
    your floss are fantastic and I look forward to seeing the new floss. They are already on sale?

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    1. Thank you so much. I appreciate the compliments.
      I have 60 of the new colors listed on ebay and I will list the other 70 in 1-2 weeks.

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  28. I love your floss and the way you think about business and selling your floss. I also loved buying directly frm you, it always was a pleasure!

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    1. Thank you very much, and it has always been a pleasure doing business with you!

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  29. Any shop owners who made a statement like that have obviously never seen or used your floss! It is a pleasure to stitch with, and your colors are beautiful. My goal is to have the whole set...someday! And I also really appreciate getting 20 yards at once. No chance of differing dye lots from one 5 yard skein to another. Thank you for who you are and for all you do...you truly are the floss fairy!

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  30. Thank you very much Lynda. I am glad to hear that you like the floss too. I appreciate your kind words!
    Who would of thought I could grow up to be The Floss Fairy!!!!

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  31. Me for one I love a good rant! You are much appreciated how you sell your flosses. I have never used any floss that I have loved as much as yours. The colors,variations and yardage is incredible.Every time I get a new skein it's like a new jewel in my box! Your colors work up so beautifully nothing on the commercial market can compare. I have used other hand dyed flosses, silks and cottons but none have had the color depth or vibrancy as yours. What can I say, you just have the magic touch!

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    1. You are so sweet Robin!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. All of you have said such nice things to me and it means so much.

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  32. Whoever is telling you that is pretty darn rude! Keep doing what you are doing, the way you want. I love your floss and I love that you take great care in your products, customers, and fans.

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    1. Thank you.....I thought it was pretty rude because I would never say something like that to someone. I appreciate your support.

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  33. Miss Nancy don't let the haters get to you. You are wonderful and generous and make the best floss around. I wish I could find a conversion chart and I would use nothing else! I have a project I want to start but I'm a bit color challenged so you may get an email looking for color suggestion!
    You're the best!
    Rose

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    1. Thank you so much Rose. And I am trying to help with the conversion by putting the dmc conversion on all my new line. I should have 130 listed in two weeks and then I will have the list for everyone.

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  34. Miss Nancy don't let the haters get to you. You are wonderful and generous and make the best floss around. I wish I could find a conversion chart and I would use nothing else! I have a project I want to start but I'm a bit color challenged so you may get an email looking for color suggestion!
    You're the best!
    Rose

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  35. Forgot to mention the names for the colors of flosses are GREAT!!! Must be fun...... or maybe not, coming up with so many descriptive names!

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  36. Forgot to mention the names for the colors of flosses are GREAT!!! Must be fun...... or maybe not, coming up with so many descriptive names!

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    1. Yes it is fun. I try to describe my colors...not just give them a cute name.

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  37. Don't let the haters get to you. Your floss, patterns and finishing items are the best. You are so giving and such a delightful person. We all love you and all you do to keep us all stitching. I hope by all the comments you can see how much we all appreciate all you do. Please don't stop! The new Kansas colors are just wonderful. Thanks again Nancy!!

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    1. Thank you so much. I love what I do....and I simply love all these great people I have met along the way. Not followers.....true friends. I am very blessed to know so many caring people.

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  38. Nancy, your floss is of amazing quality. Every time I stitch with it, I love the experience - and the result is always more beautiful than I expected. Please don't stop doing what you do. Thank you for everything.

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  39. I LOVE your floss - the quality and the colors and I recommend it to anyone who listens. You do us stitchers a great service. Keep it up Floss Fairy.

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    1. Thanks so much Pat. I always like to hear that others enjoy stitching with my floss.

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  40. I can't find my earlier post so I am posting again. I especially love the colors of the Primitive Collection. I shared my post on Facebook and I hope I did it correctly. I would so love to win some of your wonderful floss.

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  41. I don't see the controversy at all. There is a difference between big business and a mom and pop shop. And there is always room for both and both are necessary in a robust market. some foks have a bigger vision, but that vision will cost more in energy, commitment, time and money, risk exposure, liability, etc. Do what you want no explanations necessary. I don't know what your profit margin is but as long as you are happy with it, that's all that counts.

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  42. Cheap floss??? Absolutely NOT! It's fabulous floss with gorgeous colors at a very reasonable price! Thank you for being so generous to your fellow stitchers! I haven't bought much in the past, because I just couldn't at the time, but what I have gotten from you (both in purchases and as give-aways) has been fabulous and I fully intend to own your full floss line and more of your finishing supplies! Next time hubby asks me what I want for a gift, it's probably going to be one of your lovely necessaires. The hard part will be picking the color! All of your products are just lovely!!!! And what Christina May said above, YES!

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  43. I am sorry that you have been criticized for creating and running your business the way you want to, and further more, in a way that brings you happiness over higher profits... I am still enjoying using the lovely goodies I purchased from your shop and no way is the quality anything less than wonderful!!! Ppppptttthhhhhbbbbbbbttttt to them all...

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    1. I love it........my thoughts exactly!

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