Dot & Dash Design: Summer Update!

July 31, 2023

Dot & Dash Design: Summer Update!
We were so happy to see the team from Willy Nilly Trading Company [Long Island New York] at Atlanta Market in July. This dynamic duo brings sunshine to the booth as they drop by each season. Willy Nilly has excelled with Dot & Dash for many years and continues to expand the line as new collections are offered. 

Can you believe we are more than halfway through 2023? Time flies. With Atlanta and Dallas markets behind us and summer closing out, we thought we'd take a minute to share a 10,000-foot view of how things went for Dot & Dash in the first half of the year.

So far 2023 has been a year of groooooowth. Revenue continues to quickly climb, smashing records for the first half of the year. And three different months set "best month ever" records, and we're not even in the holiday season. As a community member and a Retail Partner, YOU are a vital part of this amazing story and we thank you for each and every order and message and word you have shared with your customers.

   

Throughout 2023, our Dream Team in our Austin HQ has done an excellent job carefully completing each order as it arrives. Our beautiful crew of creative women worked tirelessly to design, create, pack, pick, and ship tens and tens of thousands of our designs so far.

As you have seen in your own store, Dot & Dash meets the heart of customers on a personal level. From our meaningful messages, to our fun/sassy sayings, to our inspirational insights, our designs have one goal. With each piece, we want to help women feel more connected, encouraged, inspired and loved. By carrying a variety of our standard designs (and offering our customs), YOUR stores are THE reason we can bring hope and connection to so many women across the country.

Our product line is also growing!  From our new inspired Dolly! Collection to the new seashore and sunshine-filled Beach Collection, our products continue to fly off the shelves of our Retail Partners. 2023 has proven that again and again! As this trajectory continues, we can't wait to hear from you and know what words are resonating best with your clients!

Some of our favorite orders include cool custom words and ideas. One of our favorite customs this year was an order we recently received from a store for a regional race. Check out the "Wineglass 13.1" or "26.2" race designs our team is currently creating below. Have an idea for a local event / an organization / or a favorite school club or mascot you'd love to carry in your store? Feel free to reach out to your Dot & Dash Rep or wholesale@dotanddashdesign.com to discuss it with us. We can help you design a beautiful way to bring your ideas to life!

     

Need help with an online training from the D&DD Team for your employees to watch - for more confidence placing custom orders? Let us know - we are working on a few new training videos on our Retailer Resources and want to cover what's important to you.  Email us to let us know how we can help your team succeed - we can't wait to hear from you. 

So as we close out summer together - join us in reflecting on your store's current state of business? ... at this point in the year, how motivated are your team members? ... are they excelling and happy? ... "what went well" with your clients this year? what product sales have provided growth for you?
And just for a bit more fun ... which of these quotes from the great philosopher, Dr. Suess, resonates best with you as you look ahead to the second half of 2023?

 

"You're off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting so get on your way!"

... or ... 

"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"

... or ...

"It's not about what it is, it's about what it can become!"

Lastly, don't miss our ongoing inspirations, our newest product photography ... and our latest display ideas ... always available in our Retailer Resources ... and please make sure YOU (and all your team members) are on our Retail Partner Newsletter list!


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