You'd be surprised at how low-tech we are (don't let our obsessive facebooking fool you). We are still pretty content with our hand written notebooks and wall of white boards for organization purposes.
Things are coming along pretty nicely here in CPland. We were able to make our second official Costco trip - this time totally funded by the sale of our cookies, which was an amazing feeling. We are now fully restocked, complete with new storage bins and a sweet shelving unit. Hopefully that will last the next month or so...It is incredible how fast 50 pounds of flour and 50 pounds of sugars go when baking at this level.
December was an awesome month for us. We really got the word out there and it boosted our confidence in the whole operation. We went "facebook public" at the beginning of December, and today we have over 430 friends and have received many orders from people we likely would not have reached otherwise. Social networking is working wonders for this small business!
Things we are looking forward to:
-> Our VEGAN macaroon. We are working on it today and will keep you posted with the results.
-> Our NEW cookie: pumpkin, oatmeal, dark chocolate and candied ginger. It really needs a name. And more ginger. But it is DELICIOUS.
-> Monday delivery to the SoupCycle crew to celebrate their 10,000th (!!!!) delivery. We had coffee with SoupMan Jed last month and walked away with some great ideas and a restored sense of purpose. We are thrilled they thought of us to mark this amazing milestone: we can only hope that some day we will get there too!
-> Cross promotion with local independent movie, Tandem Hearts: look for Cookie Pedalers to be out delivering cookies on a Tandem bicycle. We are even putting together a Tandem Hearts cookie: Stay tuned! For more on the movie check out http://tandemheartsmovie.com
-> T-shirts. Yes! Some day soon not only will we be donning fabulous Cookie Pedalers shirts, you can be too!
-> VALENTINE'S DAY! We are putting together some amazing ideas for Valentine's deals. Check here or on our facebook around the 1st to see what we will offer this year. Remember, we take PayPal, which means we can charge your credit card and deliver to someone else (offices, stores, homes, parties - the options are pretty limit-less). Cookies make a great surprise any time, but especially as a Valentine - and we are no doubt far cheaper than sending flowers or chocolates! Tastier, too. It's a winning combo. PLUS, bicycle delivery! C'mon Portland, what more could you want??
There are about a million other things we are looking forward, but that is all I can think of off the top of my head. As you can imagine, we have been quite busy these last two months, but we can't imagine being happier or more excited about this venture!
That is all for now. THANK YOU all for your support, we hope to see you out there on a delivery soon!