"Our membership in Crafters’ Home has been very beneficial during the time we have been members. The Roundtable discussions that are held during the Showcase have been especially helpful to me. It is good to hear what other store owners are doing and to not have to "re-invent the wheel"! I especially enjoy learning about the new products and new techniques at the Showcase each year. The message board is also a helpful tool."
Scraps Galore | Albuquerque, New Mexico
"I am extremely happy with my Crafters’ Home membership and feel that it has impacted my business in a very positive way. The extra discounts offered from the vendors to the Crafters’ Home stores easily pays for the monthly membership dues, and with the majority of companies offering priority shipping, it gives my store a strong competitive edge in our market. The stores that belong to our group are successful, as well as being helpful, and I love the feeling of togetherness that our group has. Instead of feeling like an independent store, I feel like a "franchise" with the sharing of ideas, events and marketing ideas. Our message board is a great tool to connect the stores together, ask questions of each other and bounce different ideas around. The highlight is clearly our Showcase event at CHA - that alone makes the membership worth its weight in gold! To be able to network with fellow store owners and vendors, as well as place orders two full days prior to CHA, is a huge advantage once you hit the show floor. I look forward to this event and always walk away refreshed, re-energized and with tons of product samples!!"
Clipper Street Scrapbook Company | Langley, British Columbia
"Even after being in business for over 9 years, we still felt that we were just "treading water" in this whole retail game. Business was good, but we knew it could be better; our promotions were good, but we knew they could be better; our local business connections were good; but we knew they could be better. This is where Crafters’ Home came in. With Crafters’ Home, we feel more of a connection to the industry as a whole and, more importantly, to other stores. Often we felt like we were all alone in this daily adventure called retail, but once we became Crafters’ Home members, a whole new world opened up to us! Don't get us wrong, the buying power and exclusive Crafters’ Home products and promotions are wonderful and have really helped our bottom line, but what we really were searching for was the camaraderie.
It’s great hearing what is going well and selling well from other paper crafting stores. The networking and insight we have gained from other store owners in the same industry as ourselves has proven to be one of the best investments we have made!"
- Hannah & Melanie
The Doodlebug, Inc | Jasper, Indiana
"What a great experience the summer 2013 Crafters’ Home Showcase weekend was for us! Wonderfully organized, a nice combination of workshops, business sessions, vendor presentations (with most vendors being very well prepared) AND even the opportunity to make projects Sunday evening with the round robin projects! Have to admit, the snack boxes were wonderful, and I used them on the showroom floor to keep me going when I didn't take time for meals! Think this was the best Crafters’ Home preshow gathering ever!"
Simple Pleasures Rubber Stamps & Such | Colorado Springs, Colorado
"This was by far the best one yet (summer 2013 Crafters’ Home Showcase). I loved being in the same hotel as everyone else, there was always a smiling face in the lobby when you came out of the elevator. The classes were awesome and bingo was fun. The Crafters’ Home event was definitely my favorite part of CHA this year. So a huge thanks to Missy and Trisha for all your hard work. Looking forward to winter."
Everything Scrapbook & Stamps | Lake Worth, Florida