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A store in the mall. What does it take?

Posted by Lora Price on

When we started this business three years ago, we could not have imagined having a kiosk in the mall.  And not just any mall mind you, but Valley Fair.  The premier Westfield Mall in Silicon Valley.   Almost every morning for the past several weeks we have awakened with the thought, how did we get here?  The answer?  Luck, hard work, and friends.   Those three factors have worked hand-in-hand over the past three years to get us here, but the also helped in the last few weeks.  The luck:  Getting connected again with San Jose Made at just the right time...

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Launching a new website!

Posted by Lora Price on

When we started Steamy Tech in 2012, we needed a place to sell our products online.  At that point Etsy was the obvious choice.  But now, almost 3 years later, we knew we had to have a website of our own.  One that we could use to point you, our fans, to a place you could buy products, where you could find out where we would be next, and where we could tell you about what we're doing. So, how do you go about doing that?  First, you do some research about all the available online sales platforms.  We had...

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Product creation in a week

Posted by Lora Price on

Every so often we have ideas that really need quick delivery.  And sometimes they're ones we have been thinking about for weeks, months, or even years.  That's what this week was all about.  Executing on two ideas that we've been working on.  One came to us on August 7th via a fan at the San Jose South First Friday.   The second, has been on the list almost since the beginning.  I did the first pass at the actual designs last weekend on a drive back from San Diego and we cut and built them for the first time Wednesday...

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