One of the ways we market to stores is to simply send them one of our Teacup Greeting Cards (a Thank You, Birthday, Thinking of You) with information on how to contact us if they are interested in carrying our line.
Once a store owner called to request a catalog, after receiving one of our cards, and asked how we knew it was her birthday. These Birthday cards are on there way to introduce themselves to New York stores.
I made a cup of tea, grabbed a stack of cards, a box of teabags and my roll of double stick tape.
After inserting a teabag in each card, each is slipped into a envelope, address labels and stamps applied, and off they go.
Maybe one of these cards will surprise a New Yorker on their birthday.