What an AMAZING DAY!!!
It had been 2 years since our last “bring back my soap” sale. 2 years ago, we had less than 20 consultants and a dozen or so different flavors of soap. Our spring square bar sale was rather successful and fun, but it was A LOT of work.
Last year, near the end of March, I was DROWNING. I did the nearly the whole thing by myself. Dan would come in after he worked his day job, to help. When I finally had time to breathe…I said to Dan. “We need to hire someone, for real. Or we need to assess how big we are going to be” And we found Kelly.
Kelly has been an amazing asset to our team and adding her has REALLY allowed us to push the boundaries. Since Kelly has come on, adding people to our HDHQ team hasn’t been so scary! As we grow in the field with our consultants, we grow here at HDHQ too!
Another move I had to make after March 2016, was I had to cut the April VIP too.
What a smart move that was!!! March 2017 was SOOOOOOO enjoyable. Not having to rush a VIP out, in all the regular March Madness. It was delightful. But, not having a VIP did leave us with out a Promo for APRIL and promos are kind of our thing.
Through some chatter in our consultant group, and brain storming after hours with Dan in late February, We decided to surprise the Consultants with a Square bar event!! Our Promo for April.
We were going to resurrect the “Bring back by Square Bar ” Event. And OH, BOY was that announcement the most fun ever.
It caused sleepless nights, soap nightmares, TOTAL SOAP Panic, LAUGHS, but most importantly it produced SALES!
We BROKE our OWN WEBITE!!!! <<<—Huge goal of mine. #notkidding. The best part was at 6:00am, on Friday morning there was a group of us. WIDE AWAKE. Cheering each other on, some with babies in arms, coffee in hand and yes, there were kids late for school. Mine included.
The consultant conversations behind the scenes were the BEST PART and I just want to share a clip or two of what it’s like. There are around about 130 of us, in our group and it is SOOOO fun.
Here is a sneak peak of our lives within our group. 6:08am the fun began.
POST: WE ARE CRASHING YOUR SITE!!!!
Me: I was worried the timers wouldn’t work!
Consultant #1: Just keep refreshing! (I’ve been up since 5am for this)
Two more consultants chime in : ME TOO!
I’m THRILLED at this point, but from my side….no actual orders are getting sent to gmail…but i’m not freaking out…yet.
Oh, the sweet sounds of Gmail notifications…a few orders beep through.
Consultant Post #1: Where’s the Minty Milk, and Lemon Basil
Me: Page 2 and 3 of square bars
Consultant#1: AHHH! phew, I thought there was only one page.
Me: Just BREATHE
Consultant #3: I seriously set an alarm for this and the SITE IS CRASHING!
Consultant #4: My orders is IN!!!!
ME: Sweet room for someone else on the site
**DING** **DING** Tons of notifications now from my phone
Consultant #5: Smart to do this on a Friday, instead of a Monday!
Me: Who has energy for this on a Monday!
Consultant #6: Mine is IN!!!!
Me: Gosh, you gals sure know how to make a Gal feel special! I’ve always wanted to crash my own website!
Consultant #2: And done! Happy Square Bar day that was more intense than going to Walmart on thanksgiving for a 1500 piece Lego set
Consultant #7 Yeah, I am not a morning person, but I couldn’t sleep, and now I’m wired! haha
Consultant #2 I’m on coffee 3 if that tells you how much I love morning
Consultant #8: I noticed that too! (crashed site) So glad that I got my order in! I don’t think this soap is going to last long!
Consultant #9: whew, that was exhilarating!
Consultant #10: Do you realize how incredibly torturous it is to wake up early on a morning you can’t even have coffee? But mine’s in.
And the conversations when on. The minutes clicked forward and by 6:39am we had COMPLETELY sold out of 3 set of our square bar scents. And by 7:00am, 60 orders had come through. **DING***
That is an ORDER A MINUTE for SOAP.
The sale lived up to the hype and the bad dreams!
Consultant number #11 @ 6:47 am: I literally had a dream that my fingers were too big for the keys and I couldn’t order for my customers.
It’s all good though….all ordered now
Consultant #1 : I have been having soap nightmares all week! haha
A few other Consultant had dreams of missing out too!
The “Bring Back my Square Bar” was a HUGE SUCCESS. It was so much fun. It is SAFE TO SAY –>>> you can expect another Bring Back my Square Bar event.
but WE (and by we I mean ME and Dan) are tired.
SO in April of 2018, we will do it again!!~ We will have ~MORE SOAP~ MORE FLAVORS ~ and We will have ~~MORE ~~ consultants so we will probably crash our site again!
But it will be COMPLETELY worth it.
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