The schedule thing is crucial. Every 3 months we have a drop. we have contests and promotions and all that planned out on a calendar to maximize our reach on things. Starting to make a 3 month calendar now to make sure everything gets done on time for our spring line. The way Winter is going ill be sold out of 90% of my stock (minus snapbacks) by christmas. So then we switch our focus to networking and getting custom orders and music videos to make money in the other two months and its been going good. This should be a pretty good year for us considering we have only been doing it for a little over a year.
Also, if something can go wrong, it always fucking does lol. Shipments never come on time, products never look the way you think, photoshoots always take longer etc. Gotta plan for everything to go wrong and always have a backup!
You sound like you know what your doing. I'm stoked on your guys progression over the past little bit. Gotta represent Canada strong. Keep it up homie!
Word thanks man! Love your hats you guys have got done as well. Thats a west coast thing I could not move those hats in Edmonton lol. We have been talking with a few other brands in Alberta and were thinking about starting a collective of streetwear brands that would be interested in doing Cut & Sew with us. We might have an opening for another brand and you guys were my first pick so ill keep you in the loop!
How is everyones winter line doing??
My Winter line has almost sold out after only a week. Most of my hoodies and sweaters are only left in like a XS or S. Im stoked its selling but i bet we could of ordered more :/ I have people contacting us about sponsorships now and press kit requests but i dont have anything left to send lol.
I still have tons of hats to move so if any of you HB'ers want a snapback I can hook you up. http://www.edmflavor.com/products-page/snapbacks/
Anyone have any above average success with giving snapbacks out to local celebs/musicians? Or is it the same as doing shirts? We have yet to sponsor anyone and we avoid giving out free stuff and doing sales at all costs so it would be interesting to hear fro others on this.
Also just an interesting bit of info for starter brands. Just because you have low prices doesn't mean you will make more money or more sales. People are asking why i'm charging $75-$85 for hoodies(all of our stuff is made in canada and thats not cheap) and saying its over priced etc. But that stuff sold out in a week. A week. It just proves that if someone likes something they will buy it, regardless of +/- $10. Its easier to move less product for more money than to try and sell more for less.
Flavor is always looking to work with new people, we believe its easier to work with other people in the industry and grow together than try and be the best and hate everyone else. So anyone on this forum looking to expand/do collabs/talk etc hit me up!