Where does the time go?
I don’t think that question comes to mind when we count the candles and see that Canada turns 154 years old on July 1st.
But it sure does for me because Canuck Covers turns 1 on the very same day.
Seems like a just a teeny while ago that I designed the very first
Deluxe cover, made 5 of them and sold them.
All my first customers were from here in the Okanagan, then around the province.
The website we built ourselves started getting noticed across the country: we got our first order from Québec just after Christmas followed by several from Ontario.
A milestone on Monday, March 8 — International Women’s Day — we got an order for covers from the eastern edge of Newfoundland, about as far as you can get in Canada from BC. Canuck Covers was coast to coast!
It’s not, of course, all about sales but hey, this is a business. We gotta keep the lights on in here. Along with the success we’re starting to have getting Canuck Covers onto POS machines and protecting them from the hazards of daily use, there’s been a lot of work behind the scenes.
Finding out from customers that drop protection was not a priority for many of them, I designed the Standard cover at a lower price point. A custom request led to the creation of the Square Terminal cover. (We do custom work, if possible, usually within a week.) We worked on getting word out. We re-built the website, ourselves—it’s a constant challenge, folks.
And I wouldn’t have it any other way. We believe in our products and we’re constantly seeking improvements to serve you better.
But on the 1st birthday of Canuck Covers, I believe I’ll take a few minutes out on the deck to reflect on the past year, raise a toast to all my first customers, and start thinking about the year ahead.
Good day and good luck,