When I receive an email that an order has been placed in my online shop, it’s always a pleasant surprise. While I’ve been in business long enough to know that orders will come in as long as I continue to do my part, I never expect it to happen the moment it does. It puts a smile on my face every time.
As I processed an order recently, I had a revelation: I’m beginning to lose track, in my head anyway, of who has placed an order from me, and from where. Especially after first opening my shop, I could look at a sold item and quickly identify the customer’s name and where it was sent. That’s still true of those early sales, but not the latest ones. Now when orders are placed, sometimes I see a customer name and am not positive whether he/she is a new or returning customer. Sometimes I have to look it up!
It is just a little reminder that slowly but surely, my small business is growing.
And I’m so thankful.