After months of hard work, Wenty has finally launched her fabric wall sticker business today. It's just the online presence for now. The website is available at http://www.wentywallsticker.com.au/ if anyone is looking for some high quality fabric wall stickers for their home.
Initially it's just the web presence for now. I am sure she'll be busy approaching the relevant stores to sell/stock her range and selling directly to customers in weekends craft or babies/kids markets very soon. It's a big milestone though just to get to this stage as it means she has figured out the correct calibration for her equipments and materials and produced the actual end products for each one of her initial set of designs (20+ of them) to our satisfaction.
That's her website homepage.
A few of the products on her catalog.
It's good to see Wenty put her background in interior design, her passion in quality kids' products and her vintage taste into good use.
I can claim some credits too as I have laboured alongside her creating her e-commerce website and providing moral and technical support when she has issues with the printing and cutting equipments.
Rather than code her site from scratch and reinvent the wheel, I went the open source way. We ended up using NopCommerce, an ASP.Net (4.0 with MVC 3.0 and SQL Server back end) based open source shopping cart software. It seems to be the best out of the Microsoft based solution and I prefer MS platform as it's the one I am most familiar with so I can support and customise it easily if required and I must say I am impressed with its depth of functionality and its ease of customisation. Integrating with paypal was a breeze too. It's definitely worth considering for anyone looking for an open source shopping cart out there.
Rafa can claim some credits too for posing along with the stickers for some product photo shoots and behaving himself well while mommy was busy working on her products.
He also 'assisted' Wenty in sticking and peeling the stickers on our walls for photos taking. Yeah design aside, the fact that a little boy like Rafa can peel and stick it on the wall multiple times without damaging the walls and the stickers is one of Wenty's selling points. The stickers are made of a re-positionable fabric material that doesn't leave residue/damage on your walls and is very resistant to rip and wrinkle.
We also set up a Facebook page for it at http://www.facebook.com/WeNTyWallStickers. The Facebook page is still rather bare at the moment and we'll add more to it in the next week or so. However, if you find her product range to your liking, please do like the Facebook page to give her new small business some visibility among your friends. Thanks.
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