Who would have thought that we were going to enjoy a summer filled with sunshine! I know not everyone will have had a fantastic Summer, but on the whole the country has seen some of the highest temperatures ever recorded for an English Summer.
Direct2Mum has been a hive of activity as the sun was shining through the office window. A lot of the details and plans cannot be revealed yet, but all we will say is.....look out for an announcement in October!
But, here are some of the things we can discuss: The shop has been one of the main point of interests for the development team. As new suppliers have begun to come on board, we wanted to make the shopping experience exciting, user friendly, and eye catching. We hope you've all had chance to look at some of our new products? We have the Trunki range (which has proved very popular), and the gorgeous Tutti Bambini nursery furniture range.
As the community has been growing so has the activity in our online shop. We are still new at this, so if any of you ever think of a product that might be missing from our portfolio then please let us know.
Alex is still searching the baby world to try and generate partnerships with companies that we believe will work within our ethos, and supply reliable, safe and cost effective goods for mums and dads.
We have had some fantastic companies come on board to work with us for competitions over the summer; and returning companies have continued to show their support for Direct2Mum and offer up some cracking prizes for our members. So thank you all very much for being a part of the Direct2Mum family. Here are just some of the names that have graced our competition pages over the last few months:
- Abbey Home Media
- Petalina Dolls
- Milk and Honey
- Eastthorpe Spa
- Baby Sensory
- SweetDreamers - Ewan dream Sheep
- Blackpool Tower
- Isoki Maternity Bags
- Mr Men & Little Miss
We could go on and on!
Make sure you all keep checking the competition pages, and there are new competitions every month....and trust us....you don't want to miss what we have coming before Xmas!
We have new bloggers that have come on board, and we are loving reading through their stories and their funny antics. The 2Brads with their Nana stories, have won our hearts at the moment.
We have many tools on our site; new ones set to be joining our list soon are the Mattress builder (create your own mattress for your child), and the Wish List (create your own list of products you want). Our most popular tool is still the Due Date calculator, and our Chinese Gender Predictor is yet to be proved wrong!
Have you watched any of the NHS Parenting videos we have yet?
On a personal level, Alex has welcomed his second little boy into the world, and is now learning the emotional ride of being a parent to two young boys under 2!
His eldest Freddie is growing up fast and is making great use of his favourite word..... 'NO'.
Fay has been promoted to Director just as she approached her one year wedding anniversary....so it was champagne all round that week......and bad heads!
We have also seen the promotion of a member of our warehouse team, moving him up to the office to help with sales and stock management. All is looking good for D2M, and things are going in a great direction.
We hope you are all recovering from our wonderful Summer, and getting ready for the cosiness of Autumn and Winter. Time to dig out the woolly hats and scarves, and find things to do with the kids indoors.
Make sure you all keep in touch with us. Give us your feedback, and get talking to our bloggers. They are ready and waiting to chat with you all.
Keep safe and take care everyone.
Lots of love,
The Direct2Mum Team. xxx