A New Start

Wow, my first blog post. It feels quite strange and unnerving. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because of the unknown. The unknowns of who might be looking, if anyone. Who wants to see my opinion on things? So many worries. But why? Maybe its because there are so few unknowns these days. Gone are the days of not knowing who is on the other end of the phone, or who may be writing to you. In these times of caller id and email, we are given a heads up on everything. Not too many surprises.

So delving into the world of online shopping was another total unknown to me. I had only had a very brief stint working in Grace Bros. (now Myers) as a teenager and another short time in a bakery. Other than that, selling things has been a fear of mine. I was frozen with fear selling my car. My husband ended up having to deal with the prospective purchasers. Crazy I know!

That whole haggling thing doesn’t sit well with me. Makes me quite uncomfortable. Which is why purchasing an online store was quite an “out there” decision for me. I have barely shopped online, let alone know much about the online shopping arena. I have helped build eCommerce sites in my life as a web developer. But never had to “use” one.

This all changed when I came 7 years ago my days of strolling thru stores at a leisurely pace changed. My beautiful daughter Lilly was born. Suddenly sitting in the comfort of my own home, away from the noise, hustle & bustle and plethora of coughs and sneezing flowing thru the shopping centers in Canberra in the middle of winter didn’t seem so appealing. Welcome to online shopping!

My son Jett was born almost 2 years ago and again I found sanctuary in the peace and quiet of my own home when I needed to purchase most things for the household. Bliss!

In April this year I came across a post from a site that I had “Liked” on Facebook. The post stated that my Liked business had not sold, so it was to be no more. Stock was to be sold off and that was that.

This post sang to me. I loved the website, and being home with Jett, and Lilly at school, I thought why not. And indeed why not? Why not take the leap and try something new. I’m always up for a challenge, especially in business.

So I’m now the proud owner of www.bizzybubsaustralia.com! Getting to know the ins and outs of online retailing has been a steep learning curve and an adventure at the same time. Its an exciting time for me getting to personally know all the products that we stock and getting to know the current website and most importantly getting to know the Bizzy Bubs Australia customers. Luckily I have two very enthusiastic helpers, more than willing to help rip open boxes and check out all of the new products.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and while you’re at it why not drop in to Bizzy Bubs Australia and have a look around and let me know what you think!

Take care,
Jacqui