We’re also able to export Shopify sales reports into Microsoft Excel and breakdown sales by a number of categories to easily determine what styles and pieces are selling; it gives us great insight into our customers, and what kinds of styles and furniture pieces they want and are looking for.
Our lease required our landlord to do improvements before we moved in.
There is not another store in Chicago (or anywhere for that matter) that compares to the values and quality we offer.
Customers have been receptive to our model and we started turning a profit in our second month.
We have so much going on and the changing merchandise gives us so many opportunities to get the word out going forward.
Obviously, Shopify has been crucial to our business.
We are constantly engaged in the industry, comparison shopping between our competitors, and studying every item before purchasing it.
We review the brand name retailers, as well as online retailers and flash sale sites.
But rather than get caught up with it all, they decided to cut the middle man out and started designing, sourcing, and buying furniture that was anything but what you'd find in a big box store and having it shipped directly to their store.
They also made a firm commitment to the environment in the process.