Growing Pains

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Recent weeks have been quite challenging trying to positively represent a company I so whole heartedly believe in.  There have been many issues, from delayed orders, out of stock issues, orders being filled incorrectly, right down to a fellow rep receiving a box with nothing in it.  I will admit, I began to waver and question the potential Origami really had, not only to provide a supplemental income, but to be the “force for good” they proclaim.  However,  I sat back and rode the wave, in hopes that my faltering hopes weren’t dashed after all.  I wanted to do this not only for the reasons stated, but also to show my daughter you don’t simply GIVE UP when things become difficult…..

Well, patience is in fact a virtue.  Great success does not come without great challenges, and it would appear Origami’s success is no different from any other.  In recent weeks they far surpassed their forecasted sales and reached an astounding sales volume four times what  they received in ALL of 2012.  Can you imagine??  The outpouring of interest in such an item speaks volumes to what I have seen in this product.  Of course this dramatic increase in sales caused an overwhelming fluster of activity at headquarters and made it extremely difficult for them to maintain the level of customer service we had all grown so accustomed to.  However, I am happy to say they have regrouped and have not only made right what went wrong, but have instituted a solid plan to address this rapid growth so the issues are not experienced again.

I am overjoyed that I hung in there, that I have butterflies again with excitement over the potential I had not dreamed of.  But mostly, I am proud of the example I set for my daughter.  We do not give up, we display patience…..and good things truly do come to those who wait!!

 

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Spring Has Sprung

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There has always been something about Spring that has made it my favorite season.

Maybe it’s that everything seems to come back to life during this time? It gives a sense of new beginnings or things to come.

20130413-105233.jpg Well, I don’t seem to be the only one who feels this way. Origami is launching a new Spring Collection, with a multitude of new products.

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There are new lockets, chains, tags, dangles and best of all, over 100 new charms!!

On April 22nd you can get a look at all the new items yourself at http://www.revealyourself.origamiowl.com……. until then, enjoy the sneak peak!!

Changed…..for the BETTER!!

Changed…..for the BETTER!!

So, last night there was conference call with Origami Owl, and they had a HUGE announcement for us. After listening to some insane hold music while waiting for the call to start, and my computer jumping in and out of … Continue reading

It’s all about the details

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What we are finding with Origami Owl is that no detail has been overlooked. Not only in the “charming” products but in their approach to business practices as well. The way the lockets tie into their primary philosophy of “being a force for good” is not only encouraging, it is inspiring.

It isn’t every day that you encounter a business that follows through on their promise to support, nurture, groom and promote you. Not only has O2 done this, but they do it effortlessly through items that you don’t really need to “sell”, as they sell themselves.

Who wouldn’t stand behind a product that isn’t only beautifully crafted, but also speaks from the heart. It is actually fulfilling to assist someone in creating that perfect piece that tells the story of who they are or what they want to represent to the world. It is gratifying to help someone combine charms, tags and dangles that show a loved one what they mean to them. The possibilities are endless, as there seems to be a charm or phrase of empowerment for any occasion. Whether its a gift for your bridal party, a locket for a new mom, a memorial to a battle that was overcome, there isn’t a story left untold.

These factors are what is making this more of an experience than a job. We love the people we meet and being able to share in the joy they achieve. We love having the opportunity to spend time together while doing this, and we value the support we receive from “the nest” to accomplish these things.

Origami really is a force for good, and we are nothing short of thrilled to be a part of that force pushing it forward….