Happy New Year! This week on What's Up Wednesday, a milestone for us, and a look ahead.
It is hard to believe this is What's Up Wednesday Number 50! While Balloon Fiesta Stuff has been around and in business for a few years, we really ramped up our online sales efforts when COVID hit in 2020, and with the fabulous response from all of you, we had to up our game again in 2022. Our new platform has allowed us to do that, providing more sales options for you, and this opportunity to stay in touch via What's Up Wednesday.
After being closed for about a week for year-end inventory and processing, we're back to work now. BTW, if you also took the week off, you may have missed our short videos responding to your comments on our year-end survey. Those videos are still available for viewing here. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAA3tIvtzSd1wKDePlWez9ibU51_GgwPD
But enough of 2022, it's 2023 and we are hard at work designing and ordering merchandise for your enjoyment. New keychains, magnets and ornaments have been designed and approved and production is set to start in the next few days. They are both undated and dated as we look forward to Balloon Fiesta number 51. Inside tip, look for some "Area 51" tie-ins in our merchandise this year.
In keeping with our promise to put more undated merchandise in our store in 2023 that will be available year round, production has started on a brand new T-Shirt. We can you a hint last week. This week, here's the final design. The black shirt features the Tru-Lee Balloon. Owned and operated by Bill Lee, the balloon serves as a giant floating billboard for the New Mexico Tourism Department's latest marketing effort. The tee should be available by the end of the month. Keep your eye on What's Up Wednesday to be the first to know when it hits the store shelves.
Next week, it's time to mark down more prices as we continue to clear out the warehouse to make room for the new merchandise.
As always, Thanks for your support of Balloon Fiesta and Balloon Fiesta Stuff. And may everyone's 2023 be the best ever!